No Spend Challenge: Week 1 Reflections


Today marks the end of the first week of our first no spend challenge. To stay accountable, here’s a breakdown of our spending over the last seven days. SPENDING (Week 1 Total: $482.07) 2/1/2018 (Daily Spending Total: $329.60) $310.00 – Confined water dives for our scuba certifications. We called this out as one of our … Continue reading No Spend Challenge: Week 1 Reflections

No Spend Challenge: 28 Days. No Spending.


28 days.  No spending.  Did we lose you already?!  It’s called a no spend challenge or fiscal fast.  A temporary, self-imposed challenge to see how little can be spent, or how much can be saved, by spending on only necessary items.  Eliminating frivolous spending, spending intentionally and making an effort to focus on using up … Continue reading No Spend Challenge: 28 Days. No Spending.

2017 Debt Reduction Progress


2017 was a huge year for us as it marked the first full year that we were focused on making conscious decisions about our spending, actively reducing our debt and avoiding any new debt.  It’s been really helpful (and motivational!) to keep track of our progress throughout the year.  And, after we checked out our … Continue reading 2017 Debt Reduction Progress

Adventures In Becoming Debt-Free: Then and Now


It’s been just a hair over a year since we sat down, confronted our debt and made a plan to begin eliminating it.  We’ve made some pretty big changes in our lifestyle and spending over the past year and, as we hit the one year milestone in our journey, we figured it was a perfect … Continue reading Adventures In Becoming Debt-Free: Then and Now

2017 Colorado Adventure: Money Review


So, let’s talk about the financial aspect of this adventure.  June 2017 was a “three pay” month, due to our bi-weekly pay schedule.  So, we left home on 6/23/2107 with $2,000 in our checking account from our “extra pay” of the month.  In addition to the $2,000 in our checking account, we had managed to … Continue reading 2017 Colorado Adventure: Money Review