Welcome to our State of the Blog report for January 2017. In our monthly wrap up, we’ll talk blog fatigue, our to-do list, a giveaway jar dilemma, and the to-do list. We’ll even wrap up our No-Spend January Challenge. January came in with a bang (and an ice storm). After that, Little Bit suffered an […]
Our motto here at John & Jane Doe is “Getting it Together Financially in the Prime of Life.” As that implies, even in my forties I’m still learning money best practices, and I have screw ups I want to share so that other people can avoid my mistakes.
With that in mind, I have a confession to make:
I have paid way too much in mutual fund fees, all because I took way too long to jump on the index fund train.
I really wanted to do a no-spend month update, as I’ve done the last two weeks. But then I realized that nothing much is going on. Three weeks in, we haven’t seen a big revelation from our changes in behavior. Maybe that’s because we haven’t made any major changes in behavior. Aha! I think I’ve found […]
I think I still have too much stuff. I realized this weekend that despite the fact that we’ve stuck to our no-spend rules, we still lack…space. Freezer space and pantry space in particular. One of our goals for our no-spend month was to eat some of the stuff that’s been lingering in our freezer and […]
Last month, Amanda at Centsibly Rich threw down the gauntlet. She was beginning a no-spend January challenge and looking for others to join her. So we did. We did a no-spend month in October 2015 and learned a ton from it. And, fearing that we might slip back into old habits, I put it down as part […]
We’ve kicked off our No-Spend January, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the last time we did a no spend month and what we learned from it. There was no bigger takeaway than the fact of how very, very important it is for people to track expenses in addition to tracking your personal balance sheet and […]