This month, Mr. and Mrs. FB did something truly radical - we decided, together, to go completely without a monthly budget. Not only that, my friends, but we didn't track our spending - something that our longer-term viewers may find particularly shocking. However, it was a highly educational experience, and it gave us both insights into how we perceive our budget, spending habits, and the balance between short term and long-term goal attainment.
My husband and I have a goal to be homeowners.
We made that goal not far into our marriage, and it’s one that we earnestly work towards. Some regular readers may be surprised to know that despite the details we have carefully parsed through in many areas of our finances, our homeownership goals are rather vaguely defined.
After being married roughly a year, my husband and I had the baby talk.
It might have happened sooner, but there was quite a bit of chaos in our first year of marriage. Inbetween moving, healing, establishing, and communicating we just didn’t even broach the topic of a little tiny human until a year had passed.
When I brought it up, my husband’s response was a flat “We are NOT having a baby right now!”.
I spend most of my spare time playing with spreadsheets, my violin, or planting vegetables in my garden in hopes of bringing new insights into frugal living. Please enjoy, and don't forget to sign up for our monthly newsletter here.
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