Kansas Farmers’ Market

June 11, 2011

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Ever wonder about the prices at different Farmers’ Markets? No? Just me?
I wish I’d thought of this before we left Ohio, but I really was too crazy with the move to think about going to the Farmer’s Market the first [...]

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Financial Update (aka Debt Update) — Come Link Up Yours!

June 3, 2011

We’ve moved out of our house! And our renters have moved in! But we’re still in Ohio — until the kids finish school next week.
Oh, and I’m just a wee-bit tired.
So without further ado:

Debt Balances as of the End of May 2011:

First Mortgage:  $168,091.46
Credit Card Transfer: $21,950.50
Rental Property:  $104,783.76

Total Debt: $295,894.41
This is a difference of -$1,068.69 in principle from [...]

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Packing up for a PCS: I’ll tell you my tips if you tell me yours!

May 19, 2011

The movers are coming next week and I find myself alternating between excitement and dread.
Needless to say, I have a lot of things yet to take care of and separate and cull through before I’m ready for the bulk of our stuff to get thrown into a truck and driven cross-country.*
*Just a reminder: we’re moving [...]

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When do you turn on your Air Conditioner? Come take the poll!

May 12, 2011

Ohio finally got the message that it can do something besides rain and man, is it hot. And humid. Hot and humid. Yuck.
I think it got up to 88 degrees yesterday, not sure what the humidity was, except gross-oh-hundred. But I refuse to turn on our Air Conditioner — yet. I drew closed the curtains [...]

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Do you have a Will?

May 7, 2011

A survey popped up on my USAA accounts when I logged in this morning:
What percent of Americans do not have a will or estate plan?

92%
57%
44%
22%

What say you?
I did guess the correct answer, which was a whopping…
*****

What percent of Americans do not have a will or estate plan?

92%

57%

44%

22%

You guessed right! A recent survey conducted by Harris [...]

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Financial Update — Come and Link YOURS!

May 5, 2011

Debt Balances as of the End of April 2011:

First Mortgage:  $168,292.32
Credit Card Transfer #1: $22,502.00
Credit Card Transfer #2:  $0 !!!
Rental Property:  $105,100.09

Total Debt: $295,894.41
This is a difference of -$4,661.21 in principle from the $300,555.62 owed in primary and rental mortgage debt* at the end of March.
I just have to point out that we finally got it under $300,000!!!!!
(With a [...]

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Ding, dong, the witch is dead.

May 2, 2011

I heard that from more than one direction this morning from my active facebook friends, when I was getting online to check for news alerts that had nothing to do with terrorism; rather, I was wondering if the all-night rain had caused any flooding that would affect my daughter’s school opening, the only road leading [...]

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“The$e Are a Few of My Favorite Books…”

April 28, 2011

Did you know it’s Financial Literacy month? I was just a tad-bit late realizing that, and here it’s almost over before I’m posting this. I suppose I have just a few things going on right now…
These are a Few of My Favorite Books…

Okay, so I haven’t exactly read all of them. I sort of have a [...]

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A Financial Re-Think.

April 13, 2011

Well, that was fun, wasn’t it? (See previous.)
Now that we have that crisis diverted, can I see a show of hands for those who may be conducting their financial lives differently in the future? No more can we claim our income is guaranteed just because we work for the government. Oh, we would have gotten paid [...]

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Government Shut Down?

April 7, 2011

John addended one of his emails to me last night, all casual-like, like it was just an after thought (which it probably was): ”Hey, what’s our strategic reserve lookin’ like. You know, in case we don’t get paid next pay period.”
NOT FUNNY, HONEY. Rhyme intended. Because he’s joking, ha-ha and all that, right?
Apparently I’ve had my head buried [...]

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