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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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We’re doing our State of the Blog report for 2 months this time, January and February of 2018. Sorry guys, but things got a little crazy for a while, and we’re jamming two months of stuff into one report. 2018 started out super cold in Raleigh. We had a record-breaking streak of below freezing days and two snows. Little Bit was out of school for 5 days (6 if you count ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 3:10 PM
Hi! It’s been a while. We made it through the end of the year, and now we’re already in the middle of January. In a lot of ways, it was a good year for us. We continued on our early retirement journey, and our net worth is up. I started some new volunteer gigs, explored gardening, and we had plenty of vacation time. Emotionally, though, 2017 was kind of stressful. ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 4:32 PM
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 @ 5:49 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 @ 7:37 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 @ 12:00 PM


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