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Amy @ Fivefeetsmall

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Champlin, Minnesota, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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March was undoubtedly a ‘Slump Month’ for me.  I spent the entire month in the crux of our kitchen remodel, preparing for  vacation, going on vacation, and then decompressing from vacation.  I unplugged from social media quite a bit and didn’t read or blog.  But in ode to April being Financial Literacy Month I’ve gotten […] The post 5 Steps To Tackling Your Finances appeared first on Fivefeetsmall | A Personal ...
Posted: Apr 05 2018 @ 2:22 PM
Choosing our wedding song was an extremely taut process for Tommy and I.  Everything seemed cliche and none of the songs felt personal to us.  I’m an incredibly sentimental person so we couldn’t just pick any song.  After weeks of searching, we settled on a cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by […] The post Wedding Tales: The Story Behind Our First Dance Song appeared first on Fivefeetsmall ...
Posted: Mar 20 2018 @ 5:00 AM
I was voracious with my reading in February!  Because I’m starting grad school in May I’m trying to stay motivated in my reading habitude before my time becomes compressed.  Here are some abbreviated thoughts from the five books I read in February: 1. Your Money or Your Life In this thought-provoking book author Vicki Robin […] The post All The Books I Read In February appeared first on Fivefeetsmall | A ...
Posted: Mar 03 2018 @ 4:04 AM
Visiting Japan has been on Tommy’s bucket list since he discovered he might have some ancestry rooted in the country (based solely on his ability to consume abnormal amounts of ramen noodles).  When we saw great flight deals last June, we recruited my sister and two of his cousins to tag along and booked the […] The post We’re Going To Japan! Here’s What It Cost Us And How We Paid ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 4:25 AM
There was a time when I was all about spoiling Tommy with expensive gifts I knew he’d enjoy for two weeks, making reservations at a fancy restaurant so I could order something I didn’t know how to pronounce and snap a photo to post it on my social media accounts (because if you don’t post […] The post A Breakdown Of What We Spent On Our First Valentine’s Day As Husband ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 12:07 PM
1. Buy Furniture Second Hand I buy almost all my furniture (and many other things) second hand. Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, and our local thrift store are a gold mine for scoring huge savings!  Aside from electronics, there isn’t much in my house that we’ve bought brand new.  We get so many compliments on our home […] The post 5 Simple Things I Do To Save Money appeared first on Fivefeetsmall | ...
Posted: Feb 09 2018 @ 5:00 AM
When I began the hunt for my wedding dress  I knew very quickly I wanted it to be a simple dress; partly because I loved the idea of a minimalist wedding dress and partly because I needed it to match my Nike Huaraches I’d be changing into mid-reception.  I looked online at a few of […] The post My $200 Wedding Dress And What It Taught Me About Feeling Beautiful appeared ...
Posted: Jan 19 2018 @ 5:00 AM
If 2017 was a book, then based on the cover it was all about me living my best life. I bought a house. Graduated Summa Cume Laude. Took 7 trips. And oh yeah, I got married!  But digging into the context of each chapter, you’d find that it was also a year of growth and […] The post 2017: A Year Of Greats appeared first on Fivefeetsmall | A Personal Finance ...
Posted: Dec 31 2017 @ 7:01 AM
Financial Updates Contributions to 401(k): +10%I’ve officially passed the 6 month mark at my job and am now eligible to contribute to my employer’s 401(k). I elected to contribute 10% on a Roth basis and because I’m not a high income earner by any means my strategy for retirement saving has always been 1) Contribute […] The post Q4 Updates + A Recap Of 2018 appeared first on Fivefeetsmall | A ...
I’m a little late posting this (just by a month but who’s actually tracking'!) but as the old saying goes ‘better late than never’.  I’ve truly enjoyed sharing financial and life updates on my blog.  I’ve gotten great feedback from these posts and they’ve created opportunity for some great discussions among my peers and I.  […] The post Q3 2018: An Update on Our Life & Finances appeared first on Fivefeetsmall ...


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