tightening those purse strings

We officially decided to tighten the purse strings after reading barefoot investor again (this time with each other), and focus on setting ourselves up. Though we have already changed banks this year, I have no intention of switching again. Instead I transferred our long term saving accounts to ING and put the log in details in the family binder so we can check in on our investments as they grow, but not stalk them to watch every minor increase (guilty). Continue reading “tightening those purse strings”

Reading Barefoot

I’ve been reading the barefoot investor again… I tend to buy the financial books because I’ve always been one to go back and re-read to get myself motivated again ect. So I thought I would share a little bit of our journey.
The thing that I really love about this book is it actually had me acknowledging how far we had come in 6years or how different our life was. I was starting to stress about our current situation but with the help of this book I was able refocus.

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I’m under a pile of books

I’ve been doing a lot of reading lately, A lot of my Christmas gifts were books off my wish list. I love books but I never make enough time for reading, so I changed that. I used to be that person who’s so captivated by the book they’re reading that, it takes a lot to get my attention… skip forward 8years and add five kids and the level of commitment to reading has almost disappeared. Continue reading “I’m under a pile of books”