This past Sunday, the pastor at my church had a very engaging sermon about what he calls “The Comparison Disease.” We all know it. We all suffer from it to some extent, even if we don’t know it. Let’s take Facebook. I don’t want to complain about Facebook…I LOVE Facebook and am completely addicted. But really,… Read More The Comparison Disease
We use this great budgeting software called You Need A Budget (YNAB). When we first started using YNAB, we used it for expense tracking only. I didn’t want some software app (or my husband) to tell me what I could and couldn’t buy. I was already a practical spender…most of the time. When we finally… Read More What if…?
There I stood, waiting in line for the bathroom during the intermission of Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money event last week. It was a long line. The kind you feel the need to comment on when you sigh and join in. And so, I started chatting with the woman in front of me. “What do you… Read More Dear woman in line for the bathroom at the Dave Ramsey event…
Even if you aren’t debt-free (but hopefully on your way), check out this article by one of my favorite finance guys, Dave Ramsey. It lists some characteristics of debt-free people. Just a few of my own personal observations now that we’ve been debt-free for nearly four years… I totally agree with the statement that we are CONFIDENT. I… Read More Confidence
Think back to your childhood. Do you remember wanting something and asking your parents, and they gave you that look? And you knew it was coming…that ever-popular phrase that parents seemed to use daily. “What? Do you think money grows on trees?” And while I KNEW that there was no such thing as a money… Read More Grow your own money tree