Some days, you just get lucky. Let me tell you about my hot water heater adventure last month. Who Says I’m Clueless? I check our electrical meter every few days and write down how much power we use. I’d noticed that we were using a lot of electricity…about 28 kwh in a couple of hours. Not […]
Almost 30 years ago, Robert Fulghum wrote a book called All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten: Uncommon Thoughts on Common Things. This lovely little book put forth the idea that most of our training for a good life comes very early in our experiences Now that I have a first grader of […]
Does Valentine’s Day seem frivolous? After all, movies and television show us over and over again that Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a day for cards, candies, and flowers. Possibly champagne and dancing. Most people don’t associate Valentine’s Day with words like practical. But I knew on our first Valentine’s Day together that Jon […]
Welcome to our State of the Blog report for January 2017. In our monthly wrap up, we’ll talk blog fatigue, 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 ear infection, and […]
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 […]