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June 2021 in review: Money + Life

June 2021 in review: Money + Life

Today I’m going back to my roots to break down my expenses. It’s not until I really have to take a long hard look do I start to pare down my expenses. So, here we are. First, a look at the big picture: June 2021May...

October 2020 in review: Money + Life

It’s NOVEMBER and I have no idea what’s going on with my money.  I thought about going back month by month to take a look at my expenses… to be honest, I still think it would be a healthy exercise. But since there’s a pandemic and life as we know it is no longer a...

January 2020 in Review: Money + Life

The money part:  Whew. This one was a spendy month. I’m still trying to get a hang of living on one income, and because we have a decent cushion, I’m less inclined to really adjust our spending to what it should be. Lifestyle inflation is real, y’all.  I’m...

Financial independence and thriving on one income

If you told me 3 years ago that we would be happy living off of one income, I woulda told you duh. But if you told me it would be *my income* I honestly would have panicked.  Let’s get this out of the way: our lifestyle is lavish and our expenses are high. We’re...

December 2019 in Review: Money + Life

The money part:  A reminder to myself of why I’m doing a month in review post:  Stay accountable. It is soOOOooOOOoo easy for me to be semi ok with my spending knowing there’s at least a couple thousand in my checking account, but I know I’m currently...