Our flooring in our house is... rough. It's not even a proper floor. It's pine subfloor that someone varnished and tried to pass off as flooring. It's awful. It's driving splinters into our feet. I was looking at replacing it in January, and the estimated cost was going to be ~$3000. I checked now, and … Continue reading New Rugs!
Apparently with everything that's going on, people aren't getting many crowns at the dentist, because my crown came in TWO WEEKS early. This prompted a next day appointment and a bundle of nerves. I had originally gone in because I noticed a quarter or so of one of my teeth was... missing. It didn't really … Continue reading Surprise! My Crown Has Arrived
I went to the University of Wisconsin, Madison, so I have student loans. When I first got SSDI, I received a lump payment and used it to clear all my credit cards, set up an emergency fund, and paid my smallest student loan off. That loan was directly through the University when I had a … Continue reading Second Student Loan Paid!
Paid of the credit card. Paid of a student loan. Then I feel that part of a tooth is missing. I find out a I need a crown - and I've only had the insurance 7 months. They won't cover crowns until a full year. $1300 out of pocket. They let me split it 50/50 … Continue reading There’s Always Another Bill
We have been working on paying off my student loans. I had three - two that are consolidated into a federal loan and one through a private company. The federal loan ones are $24,000 and $9,000. You can't separate payments out for them, and they're in forbearance due to the Covid situation, so we focused … Continue reading Smallest Student Loan Paid Off!
It's THAT time of year, and we had our taxes prepared at our usual preparer's office, with the same person we've been seeing for... 10?... years. We always enjoy seeing her, and she likes us because we always have all the paperwork we need AND we pay quarterly so it's not a big bill. Our … Continue reading Tax Time!
I woke up this morning to my phone chiming. I have it set to ping me if any transaction over a certain size passes through our bank accounts. I had a deposit. I had a deposit from SSA on a day that is not my deposit day. It didn't match any amounts I should have … Continue reading A Good Surprise, I Assure You
I had an interesting conversation with my dad the other day, and I mentioned some of the best decisions I've ever made, ones that have paid forward and paid forward and make my life better today, so here's some musings on that. Warning: It's a long one. The choices: Reading the Dave Ramsey book my … Continue reading The Best Decisions I’ve Ever Made
I'm working with InaWong on cover art for my book, and she's amazing! Here is her DeviantArt commissions page so you can see what other art she's done. So far, she's sent sketch ideas, and I okayed one. Last night she sent a WIP to check on layout. It looks really good! Ya'll, I'M SO … Continue reading Working with a Cover Artist and Angst
Money is a controversial topic that inevitably makes people uncomfortable if you bring it up. No one wants to admit what they don't know or mistakes they made. And it's hard because did we learn to manage or finances from our parents? School? Friends? Not at all? There ARE answers out there, and there are … Continue reading ITJFU: The Financial Diet YouTube Channel