Make Your Own Nice

After sharing our debt free news I knew there would be two kinds of reactions: 1) Feeling inspired and motivated it can be done; 2) Feeling uncomfortable or unsatisfied compared to us. I intended to share our income and numbers only to illustrate that we are a pretty average dual income household in America and we were […]

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Everything but the Tent

Over the weekend we went camping near Aspen at Difficult Campground. I was so excited to get out with no cell service and just enjoy being in nature. We headed out Friday afternoon with one of our friends and at first I thought this trip was going to be a mistake! It rained all afternoon […]

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HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!

So what is this huge announcement and big news all about??? Well…….today we paid off the rest of the balance on our house!!! We are now 100% debt free…no mortgage payments, no student loan payments, and no car payments. We own our home completely outright at the ages of 35 and 33 and it is a […]

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Losing A Parent

Losing a parent is probably one of the most difficult and painful experiences you can go through. The other day I had a childhood friend reach out to me about it since she is unfortunately facing it now. She knew I had lost my father and wanted my advice, but I found it to be […]

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Walking & Cemeteries

It has been 2 months since I canceled my gym membership and all fitness classes….so what have I been doing for workouts lately? Walking! I freaking walk everywhere and try to walk at least once a day. We live very close to a major street in our urban neighborhood so it is only about half […]

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Travel Plans

This year we finally have some travel plans in mind….we originally were going to do a long European or South American trip but decided against it since the main focus this year is paying off the house. We will need some more time to save up and plan for what we want to do abroad […]

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My 5 Stages of Transition

Ok so you all know the 5 stages of grief? Well I came up with the 5 stages of transition from what I experienced between quitting my job to starting my own thing. Now that is has been a full year of working for myself, I have had some time to reflect back on my […]

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Our Budget Changes and a $10,000 payment!!

Hello again, wow 2 posts in one week hey look at me….I am actually taking the time to eat lunch and write a post imagine that! I wanted to update you guys on some of the budget changes we made and our progress on paying off the house. For the last 5 months or so we […]

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I’m Alive!!!

Sorry guys it has been a while since I last posted so just thought I would stop by and let you know I am still here! I got a new look for my blog and wanted to give you an update on what I have been doing. Since December, I have really focused on growing […]

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November Budget – Planning for the Holidays

For our November budget we adjusted a few things for the holidays coming up. What we usually do for Christmas to help us keep on budget is we first figure out our max amount we are spending on each person on our list. We then take the total amount we plan to spend on all gifts and […]

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