Category Archive: Money

May 16

You don’t think you need insurance until…

broken leg

This post isn’t really a, “fun” one to write, but it’s one that comes from my heart. Thankfully not all of these situations happened to me, but they have happened to close friends and family and so they hit pretty, “close to home” for me. Unfortunately it sometimes takes a major life event, or a …

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May 12

It’s official: My step-dad just retired

retirement

This weekend Eric and I traveled up to Maine to celebrate my step-dad’s retirement. My step-sisters and I had been planning a surprise retirement party for him for the last few months, so I was pretty excited for the, “big day” to finally arrive. Each of the three of us (and our families) drove to …

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Apr 30

A Wedding costs HOW MUCH?!?!

cake

On March 8th the love of my life proposed to me (aww). On May 9th, we announced the engagement to our excited friends and family. My mom was smiling from ear to ear and my grandfather joked, “It’s about time!” Immediately thereafter we were bombarded with a slew of questions I was completely unprepared to …

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Mar 04

Would you move to cut your mortgage in half?

mortgage

When I was paying off my student loan debt I felt, “stuck” and, “broke”. I worried I’d never dig myself out of the hole that I’d made and I felt frustrated a lot. When finally submitted that final payment and received my, “paid in full letter” in the mail, I was thrilled…for a minute. Because …

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Jan 19

Condo assessments right after Christmas = Annoyed owners

Today I wrote a check for $500 to our condo association. The item I’m receiving in return? a fan to vent the dryer’s exhaust (hot air) to the front of our building. Am I super excited about it? No! But that’s part of the, “deal” when you buy a condo. Unfortunately, the needs of the …

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