I have been hell-bent on August 15th. That was my (admittedly aggressive) target date to pay off my final debt. My car. Anyone who knows me even remotely well can … Continue reading My Botched Budget. New Debt Payoff Date = September 15, 2019
I had grand aspirations of writing a lot once I moved to Colorado. I wanted to share nearly real time the wins, the challenges, the vulnerable moments, and the excitement … Continue reading My New Chapter in Colorado!
Yesterday I woke up out of a dead sleep at 2am with a very specific thought on my mind. In 20 years I will be 60 years old. Really? Let … Continue reading 20 Years Forward, 20 Years Back
Two weeks ago I flew out to Denver, Colorado for a short trip to visit some friends and meet my kidney recipient. I budgeted in advance for my airfare, my … Continue reading Financial Progress – Vacation Without a Credit Card!
I had to give this some thought. It’s easy to get swept up in the hoopla around a new year – people are motivated, dreaming big, determined to change their … Continue reading This Is What I Want To Experience In 2018
I have gone back and forth on this post. I framed this trip up as a project to experiment with traveling on a budget. What it was under the surface … Continue reading Results of My Solo Travel on a Budget
A fair amount of the charges on my credit cards have historically been experiences, or purchases because I misjudged a pay period and came up short near the end of … Continue reading Traveling on a Budget (That’s a First!)
As I mentioned in my last post, I was getting off the grid for the weekend in a cabin out in Southwest Wisconsin, and it was exactly what I needed. … Continue reading Simply Perfect
I have been back from my Greece trip for more than a week now, and there are different things that have risen to the top in terms of impact. 1 … Continue reading Greek Reflections – What Insights I Took Home With Me.
Today is my sixth and final day in Naxos, Greece. It took me this long to digest this place and decide how I wanted to depict it in my blog. … Continue reading My Week in Naxos – Not What I Expected
This is the first time in my marathoning / distance running life that I didn’t train for a race I was signed up for. I make no excuses – I … Continue reading Athens Marathon Race Report – The Good and the Bad
Tonight is marathon eve, and the end of my second full day here in Athens. Here are some of the highlights so far! 1 – The views of the ruins … Continue reading My First Two Days in Athens