Category: Our Finances

3 Reasons We’re Not Taking a Foreign Vacation This Summer

Our ten year wedding anniversary is coming up in September. Isn’t that amazing and wild! We had toyed around with the idea of going to a far off place or doing something expensive to celebrate. Zip lining in Costa Rica or food tours in Spain. For three reasons, we’re skipping on a major vacation this summer to celebrate our whopping 10th anniversary and doing something different instead. Continue reading…

March 2017 Frugal Momster Expense Report Plus Teaching Monkey About Shopping

When I start to explain finances, Crab ducks for cover.

Crab hiding under the couch.

Luckily, Monkey is interested in learning more about personal finance, mainly the shopping part. We took ourselves to the food store mid-week one week to pick up items to make his favorite soup, Mac n’ Cheese Soup from the One Pot Chef. He wrote the list himself, go Monkey!

We make this weekly, I now know the recipe by heart. I often sneak in some vegetables when I can. It’s not healthy… but we do love chickpea pasta! Continue reading…

In Frugalness and Wealth, ‘Til Death Do Us

The sun was setting as we were out on a walk during a warm summer evening. We were discussing our future financial goals when Chris turned to me and said, “When can we buy more TVs? I wish we had more TVs.”

My reaction was an awkward laugh. More TVs? Really? Bingo. That’s why we’re saving up money to be debt-free and eventually retire early. So, we can buy more television sets! Of course. Why didn’t I think of that? Continue reading…