2020: Step Into My Office

2020: Step Into My Office

Welcome to the next decade January 1st marked not only a new year this year, but a new decade as well.  So much has happened in the last ten years! Ten years ago I was a single ensign in the Navy, living in Jacksonville Beach, FL.  Today I’m a married civilian...
Two Thousand Nineteen In Review

Two Thousand Nineteen In Review

Where did this year go?  I know I’m not the only one who is sitting here wondering where the heck did 2019 go.   I’m sure there are plenty of people who think this past year went by at a snail’s pace; but I’m equally sure there are another...
How I Completely Updated My Kitchen For Under $1000

How I Completely Updated My Kitchen For Under $1000

It’s true my friends, it can be done.  This whole process was done slowly but surely in pieces over about a year.  Not because it was particularly hard or time-consuming, but because life happens and that’s just how long it took us to finally be done. In...
Personal Capital and Mint Reviews

Personal Capital and Mint Reviews

Previously, I wrote about You Need A Budget (YNAB) and EveryDollar. Today, we take a look at Mint and Personal Capital. I originally was going to put all four in one post. Apparently, I have quite a bit to say on this topic, in an effort to provide some value to you....
Emergency Binder Review

Emergency Binder Review

Do I really need an ICE binder? Whether you’re married or single, a parent or not, have a big nest egg or a mountain of debt, blah blah blah, you need an in case of emergency binder. I wrote last week about all the reasons you need some form of legacy or in case...
Do I Need An Emergency Binder?

Do I Need An Emergency Binder?

Around the beginning of the year, my other half and I were talking about how we need to update our will, review at our life insurance policies, and some other things. You know, all that fantastically fun adult stuff that’s quite important but no one ever wants...