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I'm so happy you dropped by here at my personal finance website. I try to write personal finance stories going through life with 2 girls. I aim to inspire, motivate, and educate while laughing along the way beating debt and building wealth.
Personal finance has been a passion of mine since my wife and I took Financial Peace University back in August 2011. You can read our entire story here. Since then, we've paid off all of our debt other than our home mortgage, totaling over $27,000 over 2 years. We've continued to work the FPU baby steps and now have a fully funded emergency fund as well as are actively investing.
This website aims to inspire you by sharing our net worth reports, motivate you by sharing different stories of people winning with money and educate you with informative personal finance articles that are easy to read and relate to with actionable content that you can put into place right away.
I hope that you will grab a cup of your favorite beverage, mine is coffee flavored with french vanilla creamer, and read and take action on the information that's being shared here! Hopefully, as you learn to get control of your finances as well, you will share your story to help motivate and inspire others as well. We are here to learn from one another and I can't wait to hear your input on any of our posts in the comments section of your favorite posts!
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Last night I got up the courage to go out and try my legs at running/jogging again. It was right after dinner and after looking at my watch, it looked like the weather would hold off for a little while, but I wasn’t sure how long. But, I wasn’t letting anything deter me. I got out there and fired up my watch for my first “outdoor run” workout. Of course with the Apple Watch, you have to carry the phone with you for the first 20 minutes of exercise so that the watch can calibrate your stride and pace better. […]
So, today is 3 days past my 30 day mark that I got my Fitbit Aria Smart Scale. I have incorporated quite a few new routines into my lifestyle and am seeing some great progress! If you haven’t seen my series about my Weight Loss Journey, please check it out here. Here is my graph of how my weight has moved daily over the last 30 days: As you can see from the image, I am down 7.9 lbs from my start and if I were to go from the day I got my scale, I would actually be down […]
So here we are, 15 days after I have started tracking my weight with my new Fitbit Aria Smart Scale. I have really had some ups and downs over this time. I have been having fun seeing the numbers come in easier and faster then ever. I have to say that I am impressed by this scale and how well it measures. My Last 2 Weeks First, my review of my weight journey so far. When I started back on my first day with this scale, I was at 229.8 lbs and that was a big shocker to me as […]
So many of us do it. We want to lose those 10 or 20 pounds. We get excited and start to get on board, but by day 5 we are back into our old habits. Why do we do this? Why is it so hard to stay on track? I know that I’ve been trying to get back under 200 for some time now and everytime I start to get things going the right way, I lose hope for some reason, or I stop making watching what I’m doing a priority, or I just stop caring and start indulging once […]
So, lately I’ve been very interested in reading and writing about raising our net worth. Since we just finished our 9 week class that we facilitated for the first time in our home called “Financial Peace University”. We have been following the Baby Steps that FPU teaches since 2011 and have since been able to pay off all of our debt other than our personal residence, replace our cars by paying cash, create a monthly budget that we follow, build up an emergency fund that is at this time 70% funded towards our goal of $15,000, and lastly, we’ve been […]