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Sometimes you might doubt whether having a three to six month emergency fund is really necessary.
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.
So, this past weekend was Labor Day weekend here in the USA and for many, that meant a 3 day weekend to spend time together and with extended family. Our family got to do the same this weekend, which was nice and relaxing. Canning We were able to hang out and have a rather lazy day on Saturday where I took to some canning (1st timer here) and my neighbor walked me though. I wasn’t planning on starting canning this year, but, my neighbor had a great peach tree this year and I decided to pick some. I couldn’t believe […]
Characteristics I’ve Tried To Develop More Of A blog post recently published by Dave Ramsey’s team called “7 Characteristics of Debt-Free People” got me thinking the other day. I want to be more like these people. I want to emulate these characteristics. Many of them I’m still not great at, but I am learning more about them and striving to integrate them into my daily life. These characteristics are simple and extend further out then just how you handle your money. So, without further ado, here is how I’ve grown in each of the areas of the top characteristics of […]
So, all the hard work has finally paid off! We finally hit our magic number in our emergency fund and I made the transfer on 8/11/15 to finish it up! This is a very exciting moment since it means that we have finally set a solid foundation by paying off all debt but our home mortgage and getting a 3-6 month emergency fund in place. We are now set up to focus on taking our extra money and begin investing it into long term growth. It has really been a long road for us to reach this milestone and took […]
Father’s Day was great! We got to see a lot of family, spend time with our dad’s and get to do something special as a family. I hope you had a great Father’s Day as well. I thought I would just take some time to share what we did! Saturday Morning – Errands Saturday morning was all about getting some loose ends tightened up. I had to get the tires rotated and stopped by our church to drop off some cookies for a memorial that was going on there. While stopping in, I found out that the church’s sound computer […]