Category: State of the Blog

State of the Blog: October 2016

Happy Halloween! Our monthly wrap-up for October 2016 includes our regular blog happenings, Pinterest, extreme couponing class, and the resolution of our bread machine conundrum. Blog stuff October was a mixed bag on the blogging front, as we moved back from three posts a week to a more sustainable two. My number of monthly visits has dropped …

State of the Blog: September 2016

We’re on the last day of September 2016, and I think we can safely put this month to bed. In our monthly roundup of blog post and life updates, we cover some blog changes, vacation, and rental issues. The Actual Blog Stuff So, despite getting two awesome guest posts this month from Michael on salary negotiation …

State of the Blog, August 2016

Happy Fall! Kinda. We’ve moved out of August 2016 and into September, but, as usual, it’s still hot and steamy in Raleigh. For this month, we review how things are working with the blog and our newsletter, how some of our ongoing projects are progressing, and how our daughter has strayed a bit from her smart spending …

State of the Blog: July 2016

We’ve come to the end of July 2016, and that marks a year since we started the John and Jane Doe Guide to Money and Investing! While we usually reflect on the month and provide updates to previous posts and life in general, we are also taking time this month to reflect on our entire year …

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 …