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The Money Game
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Here’s a challenge – take something off your list and put the money you would have spent in your MG fund. Extra points if it’s a permanent change – switching soda to water for example. I’m going to stop buying Scrubbing Bubbles after reading the effects of spraying chemicals when we clean. I always have … Continue reading Money Game Challenge #1 ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 1:52 PM
Today our Money Game fund got a boost as we regularly deposit $125 each month when George gets paid. I asked him if he still wanted it to go to the Money Game since we’re focusing on saving up for all the work that has to be done to address problems with our home’s foundation. … Continue reading Costco Rotisserie Chickens Part 3 ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 1:03 PM
Here’s a real life example of how we choose to handle money. I lived in Europe during my 20’s and loved Italy dearly. When I found a Bialetti coffee canister in the clearance bin at Kroger for $5 several Christmases ago, I bought it. It made me think of Italy every morning and of course, … Continue reading Bialetti coffee canister ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 11:38 AM
If you are into Dave Ramsey’s baby steps, you may find that baby step 7 is weird. We’re told it will be nirvana – a magical land of no debt and in many ways, it is. But the minute you make that last mortgage payment, you aren’t financially independent. That doesn’t happen until you reach … Continue reading Hitting Baby Step 7 ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 1:09 PM
Payday and our own efforts to save like crazy means the house fund now has $16,600. I get to start on the Money Game again as soon as it reaches $20,000 (and as long as the bills for the repairs and professional services stays under 20k). If this experience has taught me anything, it’s that … Continue reading Payday … ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 1:23 PM
See that little green spear' It’s asparagus planted not even a week ago. To give you an idea of its scale, note the pine needle under the green shoot. That “spear” isn’t any bigger than a match stick! Our house repair fund got a nice boost as I received payment for the sale of my … Continue reading Baby asparagus shoots ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 10:56 PM
After George made his pizza, he had some dough leftover. He stuck in the fridge and we pretty much forgot about it. Today was a crazy day. His phone was DOA this morning and one of my closest friends lost her dad – unexpectedly. We both had our hands full and decided we really didn’t … Continue reading Fat Head Pizza Part 2 ...
Posted: Feb 21 2018 @ 9:58 PM
This is going to sound trivial to some people but I know it isn’t. My friend, KV from the Debt Free Fanatics board, will probably love it because it’s about getting what you want while honoring your budget. George developed several food sensitivites including one to wheat. He’s given up so much and his health … Continue reading Fat Head Pizza ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 7:38 PM
No – I didn’t raid the Money Game. But we are slogging on. January always seems like a month where I freeze figuratively and literally. We did our taxes and didn’t owe. The money I set aside from social security income for taxes was freed up so $1,806  got moved to the fix the house … Continue reading Life happening ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 8:51 AM
If you read this blog regularly, you know I sometimes write about routines and that struggle as an adult with ADD. One thing that tries to get me is procrastination. But I have to back up and tell you something else first. I’ve also been struggling with prayer. I don’t want to just pray at … Continue reading Procrastination: Today was different ...
Posted: Jan 23 2018 @ 3:25 PM


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