I find that focusing on what really matters to me

vs what I want goes a long way towards the level of contentment that I feel. I started by asking myself a very straight forward question.. What does freedom mean to me? When I asked that question, my entire view of the “American Dream” and how I was living life changed. What freedom means to […]

I actually watched that Sunday and it started my thoughts

I know I am way more at peace than my in debt friends. I know my kids have college money and the bills are paid. I would love to be more content on waiting for things like house remodeling and vacations. Here lately I am restless I guess. I did find a Harley Davidson window […]

Anyway…for me, it’s about not only looking to the future

(debt free, paying cash for a home) but how far I have come. After years of living in chaos (financial and personal) we are living in peace….even the setbacks are small in nature. I and my children cherish this time. I have been able to develop a financial plan, and for the most part my […]

I’ve been mulling this how to be content question this morning

We struggled with that since getting onto the DR program. It does sort of wax and wane (sadly, not as predictably as the tides or the moon). But contentment, or lack thereof, does come and go. When it gets particularly bad and we’re suffering from “we don’t have enough-itis”, or “I wanna something-itis”, there are […]

We buget 50 for the month for fun stuff

Mostly thst covers one date lunch for DH & I and the gas to get to things. We are lucky to have a free theatre that allows you to bring your own snacks. And a free indoor pool, my kids love the pool. The boys also do scouts which is a budget item. With scouts […]

I’ve received things like this, but I didn’t bite

I once worked for a company that was victimized by one of these cash-the-check-and-send-us-the-money deals. A scammer sent out a bunch of checks with the company name and bank account number on them, telling people they had won a prize and to cash the check and return the money. We got a lot of phone […]

The good news is that we are debt free except our mortgage

($2750/mo) and childcare expenses ($575/week); We haven’t yet cut back on such as the phone or cable, because DH feels he will find something soon, but given that his unemployment checks run out in April … we will be having a budget discussion at that point. I know he is trying to find work so […]

My DH lost his job

as of 28 December and I am slated to lose mine due to a contract loss next week (31 January); we’ve known about the contract ending for several months yet very few people have been able to secure another job — those that left already have just basically retired with no job to go to… […]

I know $80 is a lot of money

for you right now, and it is worrisome about your vehicle, but I think I would want to know that someone was willing to make the effort to get a position with my company, so I think it would be worth your while to try and make it happen. Is it possible to borrow a […]