I've talked about reviewing past spending to get a sense of the biggest expenditure categories so we can target those. It's easy to see how reducing spending on big purchases like home furnishings (which can run hundreds or thousands of dollars in one fell swoop) could lead to impressive saving results. Same with other big ticket … Continue reading The little and the large (or, death by a thousand cuts)
Coming off the last post, in which I outed my family's 2016 spending (and discovered that our habits were even worse than I feared), it's time to look ahead at all we've been doing to get things in order. It has been a very busy week in that regard! On a macro note, we've been having Conversations … Continue reading On the upswing
I had a vague suspicion that combining my finances with my husband's was something we should do -- that it was somehow essential to this renewed effort at the happy, frugal life. But I didn't know exactly what it would yield. Turns out, it has been vastly more informative than I ever imagined. People: it's … Continue reading Holy shit, Batman.
After almost five years of marriage, I'm finally biting the bullet and combining my finances with my husband's. And, I'm consolidating my own finances. Is this going to reduce our spending and kick our savings into turbo mode? I'm not sure, but I'm feeling optimistic about it. As you read in the last post, I've essentially … Continue reading With our powers combined…
How is it, you may ask, that two lawyers in private practice have any concerns about spending and savings? First, some background. I started post-law school work in 2011, making megabucks at a big law firm. My husband followed a year later, at which point we had 2 sexy salaries and a lot of unsexy … Continue reading Defining the problem(s).
We're tired of working for the man, and bursting with fantastical ideas of leaving the law and starting businesses of our own.