5 Years, 6 Figures – A Blog Anniversary Celebration

Balloons for 5 Years 6 Figures Celebration

“You write about what?” “But of all the things to talk about! Money?!” “You, uh, know money stuff?” Five years ago, I decided to start this blog. I wasn’t writing as an expert or as anyone with anything particularly interesting to say. Instead, I wanted to chronicle my journey of trying to spend more cents … [Read more…]

6 Ways We Are Trying to Help With Our Dollars (+ a Giveaway!)

6 Ways to Help COVID 19 Community

When things first started to go sideways, I realized I needed small tasks that could give me a sense of accomplishment and a renewed sense of security. Then, I wanted to extend my consideration to the community. There are plenty of ways to support our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic that don’t cost a dime. … [Read more…]

19 in 2019: Money Milestones and More

19 Milestones from 2019

I’m going to stop singing (OK, fine, I am just making up words like everyone else) Auld Lang Syne long enough to round up 19 highlights from 2019.  Creating this list did exactly what I hoped it would. It reminded me that there were so many more highlights than I had space for on my … [Read more…]

4 Years of Blogging: I Haven’t Quit Yet

Blog Birthday Cake 4

I don’t have any of the metrics you might expect or want to see in a blog birthday post. I still don’t monetize my site directly, nor have I activated Google Analytics. (The plug-in is downloaded, though!) But I can tell you these things: I’ve blogged for… More than half of my marriage. My son’s … [Read more…]