Tag: Debt

In which I am reminded…

In which I am reminded…

why I am so cautious and cynical about economic stability. Because it can slip through my hands. The Dude has not found full time, permanent work in his field. We were doing okay. Not great, not “putting mad amounts of money towards debt and working on building a cushion.” Not […]

Time for the reckoning

Time for the reckoning

I HAVE DEFENDED!! DOCTOR!!   I have been very fortunate to have secured a good paying government job before graduation. So, happy ending, right? Well, not exactly. All of this schoolin’ has cost my family dearly. School comes with a great opportunity cost. I finished undergraduate in 2010 and could […]

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

Figuring it out. With bonus brunch recipe

I am one week into my new routine. I am working on these goals: stronger willpower, more family closeness, and more productivity. Stronger willpower. I had some ridiculous successes in this one! I went to bed early every night. I got up before 6 am. I was sick on Friday […]

Let’s review

Let’s review

So, the school year got busy, we got lazy, and we fell off the wagon. One goal was to pay down the credit cards. Thanks to some Christmas splurges and some medical bills, we now have about $4000 in credit card debt, up from $3000 in September. We have a […]

weeks 10-13

weeks 10-13

Hello, Starting school got me off blogging for a bit. It has been a pretty rough month. Usually by the time school starts, we are okay but not great money wise. This year, we were skidding. The Dude didn’t work for a few months at the beginning of the year, […]

Week 7

Week 7

An important rule was tested this week. The Dude needed a new rubber spatula for the camp box, as the one we had disappeared. So he ventured into the local thrift store ALONE!! He got a spatula, even though we do have one at home that could serve double duty. […]

Is there a course on how to live well in poverty?

Is there a course on how to live well in poverty?

Because we just aren’t getting it. (whiny rant ahead) I have many friends who are low-income. Some have children, some are childfree. Some are married, partnered, or single. And the vast majority seem to have this poverty thing figured out. Their cars remain in working order, they have cozy warm […]