How We Saved $4000.00 on Our First International Vacation

In October, my husband and I took our very first international trip to Greece.  It was the trip of a lifetime – and that is really an understatement – but as you can imagine, it was also expensive.  I am happy to report, though expensive, it did not break our bank account. In fact, we […]

Kids and Thorns – The Impossible Task of Perfect Parenting

In case anyone is misled by pictures of smiling children in the most adorable Halloween costumes – but seriously, those are the cutest, right?  I have to let you all in on something – our life is not all roses.  Whoever (or is it whomever? I never get that right) thought up that phrase forgot, roses have thorns.  Today was a particularly thorny day.  And, I am not talking a little prick on the finger thorny.  I am talking those big huge vines of thorns that sprung up in Sleeping Beauty. Massive – huge – black – ugly – thorns.

Focus On the Wins

Day 2866…134 days in. It is a GOOD thing to look back and find your wins.  Especially if you have been knocked on your butt a few times.  We’ve been thrown a few lumps recently as described in my last post.  Because of that, I thought it would be a good idea to look back […]

Mountains, Mistakes and Missteps

2884 days…116 days in… I expected there would be bumps in the road.  That at some point on this FI journey we would have some hiccups in our plan.  I did not think that it would come so quickly.  I naively, I suppose, put a plan together and thought all I had to do was […]

2934 DAYS…66 DAYS IN

FI – FREEDOM. I am sitting here looking at my “FI Life” to do list and so many of our boxes have been checked off already.  I suppose I will need to keep adding to the list, there’s always room for improvement, right? Curt and I have been working H-A-R-D.  Totally laser focused.  We are […]

2983 days…17 days in…

Has it really only been 17 days?  It feels like an eternity really. I am astonished at what we have been able to do in such a short time.  Intention is the word that comes to mind.   What a difference being intentional makes. Here is just a quick update of what we have been […]

3000 days…Phase 1

So far during phase one, we have identified all of our debt and all of our income.  We have a budget – this our road map for our spending.  If you don’t have one – it is a must.  During this phase we will be tackling our debt with a fury. We will also be […]