I’m Worth It
- Created on 05 December 2013
I’m currently investigating the cost associated with attending a family member’s wedding in oo-la-la Hawaii late next summer. So far, I can tell you, 1 week in Hawaii with a flight for three from Chicago is shaping up to cost a pretty penny. I love this family member to pieces, but the cost of attending this wedding may break me and our budget into a few pieces. I haven’t ruled the trip out entirely. If you know of any great deals, please holler at your girl!
Thoughts on Thankfulness
- Created on 27 November 2013
I try to continually count my blessings. However, the Thanksgiving season tends to put a point on that idea. Possibly because we slow down from the hustle and bustle of life long enough to take stock of what we have. Spending more time focusing on areas of gratitude stops me from pining over what I’m missing. I’m reminded of a great quote:
"We may not be where we want to be today, but we are further along than where we were yesterday."
Can We Be Financially Free?
- Created on 13 November 2013
Disclaimer: My family is not yet financially free (according to my definition), so this entire discussion is theoretical – at best. However, if you can see it, you can be it. That’s how I roll. Let the postulation commence!
Facebook, when used for good, can be an amazing forum with a fluid exchange of ideas. It can also be a freak show on constant display if friend lists aren’t properly managed. Seek quality, not quantity. I generally enjoy the links, political rants from all sides, kiddie updates, travel pics and worthwhile announcements that filter into my newsfeed. A recent discussion caught my attention over most others because 1) I was tagged and 2) The topic was personal finances. The question posed was simple enough – what does it mean to be financially free?