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Ms. Steward

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Indiana, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Then [Jesus] told them a parable: “A rich man’s land was very productive. He thought to himself, ‘What should I do, since I don’t have anywhere to store my crops? I will do this,’ he said. ‘I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there. Then I’ll say to myself, “You have many goods stored up for many years. Take it ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 5:40 AM
In case you missed it, J. Money of Rockstar Finance started a list of personal finance bloggers. One fun use for this list is to track the net worth of the personal finance blogging community. So far, he has responses from about a third of the listed blogs. Since we love net worth voyeurism as much as anyone, we’re throwing our own numbers into the hat. The next several months should prove particularly ...
Posted: Oct 07 2017 @ 9:19 PM
A few weeks ago, I sat down at my desk and began my morning work routine, when an e-mail pinged in my inbox. Seeing it was from the company president, I immediately opened it. The e-mail announced that our privately held company was bought by a corporation, with the deal to be finalized in 30-45 days. Our jobs were safe, but we would learn more at a company meeting in a few ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 6:41 AM
Right now, a friend is struggling with the tragic loss of a child. One of her wishes for the funeral was that it be filled with flowers. So, of course, we ordered some flowers. After doing so, I had the following text exchange with Mr. Steward: Me: I ordered some flowers for [friend]. They came to $50ish. What part of the budget should I take that from? I could do gift, ...
Posted: Sep 29 2017 @ 6:06 AM
I love the work of Gretchen Rubin. As a researcher of habits and happiness, Rubin likes to investigate what motivates us to make the best choices for ourselves. I’ve mentioned her moderator/abstainer model before. Rubin has also created the four tendencies, or four ways that people are motivated to change their habits. Her soon-to-be-released book, aptly titled The Four Tendencies, goes into more detail. I can’t wait for my copy ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 4:44 PM
I’ve spoken before about how my job isn’t exactly the most illustrious or high-paying in the world. I’m in an entry-level job at my company, in a title designed for those without higher education. I really like my job and company, but it is also imperative that I get moved onto a track befitting my skills and education level soon. It’s not only because I want more money—it’s also about ...
Posted: Aug 19 2017 @ 8:59 AM
This is actually old news, as it seems Amazon has held this policy for about a year now. Nonetheless, I wanted to let everyone know that Amazon no longer offers post-purchase price adjustments, even to match themselves, on anything besides televisions. That means that if you buy something on Friday, and on Saturday it decreases in price, they will not give you the difference. The only outcome is to purchase the item at a ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 4:36 PM
If you’ve noticed things have been quieter around here lately, it’s because Baby Steward #2, Squidge, is around 17 weeks gestation at this point. The upside of later babies is that you need a lot less stuff the second time around. With that said, the pregnancy has definitely put a damper on our budget the past few months. Here are the big changes: Food Our food budget gets huge when I am ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 6:56 AM
Just as we settled on indeed using this blissful period before the arrival of baby Squidge (and attendant daycare fees) to knock out the PMI on our house, and have made good headway on the matter, life again throws us a curve that keeps the PMI plan a constant conundrum. This time, that curve comes in the form of the Pepaw van. Mr. Steward and I had already settled on the ...
Posted: Jun 01 2017 @ 10:36 PM
Honestly, it bugs me that I have to say this. In my mind “I need a book” immediately elicits the response, “I should go to the library!” Yet, I run… Continue reading "Use Your Library" ...
Posted: Apr 07 2017 @ 6:50 AM


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