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Re-writing our future

Re-writing our future

Sorry about my little disappearing act. I’ve been offline for a while for many reasons and here’s the main dealio: Jim and I decided, due to financial constraints, that we needed to sell our home. It was an emotional, but logical, decision and we had to act fast and work hard. While it took a while to prep for our sale, we were incredibly lucky about the speed with which we...

All work and no play

All work and no play

Jim and I love going out of town together. Who doesn’t relish a holiday from everyday life? Our love of vacationing runs the gamut between a fabulous trip to Paris…to spending a week in a tent in the Wisconsin woods…to renting a car and taking a day trip to a campy Old West Town. We aren’t that picky. Spending time together away from home relaxes and recharges us. It...

Riding the creative wife’s financial rol...

Riding the creative wife’s financial roller coaster

My income is never consistent. It could be if I took on reliable work, but instead, my husband and I decided it was acceptable for me to make a living in the arts. Bless his heart. Now, I haven’t let go of a steady income stream entirely as I do teach several yoga classes per week. But the pay I receive for those regular classes is dependent on how many students show up. My monthly...

Nothing says romance like a discussion a...

Nothing says romance like a discussion about joint finances

Imagine this: a home-cooked dinner for two, candles throwing a gentle and flattering light, sexy jazz playing softly … and spreadsheets marked up with red pen covering every surface of our living room. That’s right, Jim and I are planning an evening of budget planning. To date, dealing with money has been the most difficult subject to tackle in our marriage. We both entered our...