I recently listened to episode 91 of Paula Pant's "Afford Anything" podcast in which she discusses growing the gap between earnings and spending. She advocates focusing on what she identifies as the 4 biggest expenses: housing, transportation, food, and taxes. (For our family, I would add childcare to that list -- it is one of … Continue reading Are small daily changes really worth the trouble?
I understand that spending money and buying things doesn't lead to greater overall happiness. Yet I keep wanting THINGS. The number of times a THING pops into my head that I think I want to spend money on is frankly a little overwhelming. And, a quick little tour through July's spending reveals about $1900 spent on … Continue reading Kill your desire.
Phew. July is over. It was our worst spending month since starting this journey. Granted, we had a baby this month (yay!), which threw us 100% off our routines... so... I'm not going to beat myself up too much over it. But it still doesn't feel good. Today, though, my mother-in-law, who came to help … Continue reading Course Correction