Goal Setting – 10 Important Areas

“What would I do if I were me?” Goal setting. We have a hate/love relationship with it. Some of us use New Year’s Day to make goals. What better time to make goals than the present? I love goals. They allow me to strive for something to make myself better. So, I just got done reading a post where Derek, the author was writing about asking himself what he would do in various situations and put out a challenge to set some goals in different areas of his life. I thought it was pretty cool, and thought I would put up […]

Madern Slaves are not in chains. They are in debt.

Are You a Slave to Debt?

I saw this in one of my Facebook groups and thought I would share. The truth of this quote just struck me funny. How true, but sad that in today’s society, we can’t always see the shackles people are wearing, but they are still there, keeping people from their dreams and tying them to a job they don’t like among other things! Which way are you working? Towards more debt or towards freedom? I would challenge you to develop a plan to work off and free yourself from this bondage that we call debt! Some interesting debt facts to consider: Credit Card […]

Home Theater Room Buildout Thoughts & Budget

Lately, I’ve been working on building out one of our rooms in our basement and transforming it into a home theater room that our family can use to have movie night and binge watch our favorite TV shows. It’s been a dream of mine since we first looked at the house before purchase and I’ve continued to put it off for the almost six years we’ve been living there. We finally decided to take the plunge and start building it and there have been many compromises along the way.

Learning About Kid’s College Fund Planning

College fund planning. Every parent has wild dreams of hoping to make their child’s upbringing a little better than their own. It is natural to strive for this and is noble as well, as long as you are not sacrificing your own retirement, otherwise we are just trading one problem for another. Over the past week, I’ve been taking some time to go over some research about how much our family is going to need to send our 3 and a half year old and our 1 and a half year old to college when they hit 18. I thought […]