What The Sims taught me about making money.

Around the age of 9 years old, I stumbled across what would arguably the strongest addiction I have ever had: The Sims. Fifteen years later, I realized a pattern that each of my sim families always shared: Money, and loneliness. Here's the financial lessons I learned from my favorite video game of all time. At [...]

So, my dad died…right?

On July 28th, he came over to my house and had dinner with us. The very next day, I got a call saying that my mother found him on the floor at home and he was being rushed to the emergency room. We found out that he suffered a devastating brain stroke. On August 1, [...]

My car isn’t paid off yet.

I've been lying to you all. I'm not quite 100% debt free.   Here's why I am still paying off my car.   If you've been anywhere near this blog in the last year, it's no secret that I lost my job over the summer of 2018. I've mentioned it in plenty of my finance [...]

My B.C. / A.D. Moment

If you've ever sat around a bonfire with me, I have probably asked you this question: "What was a B.C / A.D moment in your life where you realized one period of your life was over and a new one was beginning?" Next week, my husband and I celebrate our first full year in our [...]

Landlording: The First Tenants

It's been 9 months since my very first rental property was leased.We ended up $6,000 in the hole, animal control was called,  they've already attempted to break their lease...twice, we've had the home tested for mold, and as of this post... I gave them the notice that I intend to end their lease. ...that means [...]

My worth is more than $0

Y'all ever had that feeling where every time you make a little bit of progress, you take one giant step backward?     That's been me financially for the last year. When I last wrote you all (in October 2018...it's been a while, hasn't it?), I was home from my month long vacation, just starting [...]

Here’s what I learned after losing my job 3 days before my first house payment was due.

Have you ever done something completely right, but found yourself holding onto the metaphorical short straw? I just did. Here's the story on how my bet on a job put me in the unemployment line. In 2016, I left my employer of four years in pursuit of a higher paying job where I wasn't working [...]