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Emily Nance Jividen

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The John & Jane Doe Guide to Money & Investing
General Finance
Frugality/Saving, Parenting/Family
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

Last year, I struggled with finding the Christmas spirit. I really had to search for some holiday cheer. Doing a few extra Christmassy things helped, and I tucked my list of jolly makers away for this year. But early this month, I noticed a friend’s Facebook post. She’s posting 24 pictures of the Christmas ornaments on her tree this December. Each one tells a story that connects her to Christmas. ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 12:49 PM
Welcome to our State of the Blog for November 2017. In this month’s wrap up of Jividen events, we discuss track out fun. adopting Jolabokaflod, and a big decluttering win. Now, usually, we start our State of the Blog report with “Blog Stuff.” When I started writing that section this month, though, it turned into a whole post. You can read all about my misadventures with WordPress repairs, as well as ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 2:37 PM
Normally, my first blog post of the month is our State of the Blog Report. I realized as I was writing it this time, however, that the Blog Stuff Section of my State of the Blog November 2017 report was really its own post. You know, when I got over 1000 words.  November is the month the blog broke, and I had to fix it. I thought I’d share how ...
Posted: Dec 05 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing! ...
Posted: Nov 30 2017 @ 5:15 PM
For Christmas, I gave Emily a brand spanking new Honeywell Wi-Fi 7 Day Programmable Thermostat. Not this coming Christmas. Not last Christmas. Christmas 2015. In September, I finally got around to installing it. Now that I’ve put it in service, I think it will pay big dividends in my quest for ever-lower electrical costs without compromising our comfort. Installing our Programmable Thermostat I’ve installed programmable thermostat before. This is not ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Welcome to our State of the Blog report for October 2017. This month we discuss Halloween antics, Girl Scouts, a trip to the fair and our progress on the to-do list. But before we get into all the fun stuff, let’s discuss the state of the actual blog. Blog Stuff We had a few blog interactions in October, and that’s led us along some new roads, as well as bringing a few new ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Today we have a guest post written By Ms. LLC, a new personal finance blogger from Lovely Life Cents. Credit cards are a part of life that most people can never avoid. All too often, you’ll hear about someone who’s strapped with credit card debt. Bloggers (like me) tell you all about potential solutions to combat this problem ranging from curbing your spending, snowballing multiple forms of debt, or prioritizing high-interest ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I have a list of things I want my seven-year-old daughter to learn before she leaves the nest. Swimming-Right now, she swims backstroke and breaststroke pretty well, but still, she struggles with freestyle. We’ve done 4 different sets of lessons and will probably do another set next year. Reading-She’s an outstanding reader for her grade level but doesn’t love it yet in the way her bookworm parents want. Cooking-Little Bit has some rudimentary ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 12:42 PM
Today we have a guest post from Patty Moore, a blogger who writes about career goals, family goals, and personal finance goals. Patty is a firm believer in automating everything in life to save time and money. Follower her @WorkMomLife on Twitter or check out her blog at Working Mother Life.   In the digital age, if you need something done, there is usually an app for that.   Such is the case with investing.   Gone ...
Posted: Oct 26 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I spent a lot of this summer wondering about how gardening would change if I moved my efforts from containers on the patio into a garden bed. No more wondering. My initial opinion after a month of fall gardening in a bed at our community garden is that container gardening is great…if you can’t have a garden bed.  But the garden bed seems far more forgiving to a neophyte gardener and her ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 6:00 AM


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