Category: State of the Blog

State of the Blog May 2016

Welcome to the end of May 2016. Each month, we’ve done a review of where we are with our finances and goals, where we need to update previous posts, and what’s going on in the Jividen household. This hasn’t been a great health month. Little Bit had her bout with strep, which threw off exercise (and productivity) …

State of the Blog: April 2016

Each month, we’ve done a review of where we are with our finances and goals, where we need to update previous posts, and what’s going on in the Jividen household. This has been a hard month to review. The first half of April was about work, work and more work. That got me a little discouraged …

State of the Blog: March 2016

Now that March 2016 is over and done, we’re ready for our monthly roundup of stories we need to update and what’s going on in the Jividen household. The Blog I’ve been thinking a lot about the blog and how it fits in to our lives and the personal finance blogosphere. Jon and I are having …

State of the Blog: February 2016

Happy Leap Day! The day so great it only comes around every 4 years, as well as the end of February 2016. So, first let’s go over the highlights of February: Utility Savings Last month, we switched our cable internet bill to a basic 20 channel plan, which saved us about $99 a month. We continue …

State of the Blog: January 2016

Ice storms and head colds! We’ve gotten to the end of January 2016 and it’s time for our monthly wrap up of updates to various blog posts and life in general. We survived Snowmageddon 2016. It really wasn’t too bad in Raleigh, and thanks to our power company’s careful pruning this summer, we actually maintained power …