2014 Goals Mid-Year Check-In

2014 Goals Mid-Year Check-In: 1. Increase Emergency Fund by $4,000 – So far this is a Fail. I am only 19% complete on this goal. I managed to reach a balance that will cover 4-5 months of my living expenses. Since I had a few major expenses come up earlier in the year I am overall very happy with […]

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Summer Travels

Mackinac Island Since Joe was on summer break from teaching and I recently earned the Southwest Companion pass, June became the month of travel for us. We spent a week at home in Michigan and enjoyed attending a wedding on the beautiful Mackinac Island. I just love northern Michigan in [...] Continue Reading…

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Free Flying

Happy summer everyone! There have been lots of positive changes for life here in NOLA this summer. The most exciting being that in May I officially earned the Southwest Companion Pass!! For those who don’t know, if you reach a specific point level with Southwest Airlines you can earn a [...] Continue Reading…

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Q1 Spring Goals Check-In

Wow we are more than a fourth of the way through 2014. When did that happen! I am finally wrapping up a very busy time of year at work. I am excited to be spending more time at home and less time traveling on business trips. I am rediscovering [...] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report- March 2014

I promised a few financial status reports this week and no better place to start then with a progress on my ‘fight to freedom’ from my nasty debt. Extra debt payments were my primary focus in March. While my savings barely budged, I was able to decrease my debt [...] Continue Reading…

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That’s A Wrap

Whew, the first part of 2014 has been a whirlwind. January through March has been filled with long hours at the office and extensive travel for work. At the same time it’s included my first experience with some of the greatest holidays, visitors, and events New Orleans has to [...] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom Report-February & Back on Track

Happy Friday! I’m still in recovery mode from the Mardi Gras festivities this week (there will be pictures soon). I know it is almost a week into March but I finally managed to get my act together and take a look at my debt numbers for February. I had a [...] Continue Reading…

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It’s Carnival Time

Happy Monday! I have been away from the blog a bit as I am still swamped with long hours and travel for work for a few more weeks of our busy season. However this weekend I was back home in New Orleans and I snuck in some time to enjoy [...] Continue Reading…

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Fight to Freedom- January 2014

    Wow did January fly by fast this year. I’m still in the midst of busy season at work with long hours and travel but the end is in sight and so in Mardi Gras in New Orleans. In terms of debt numbers January brought good news and bad. The [...] Continue Reading…

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Freak Outs, Travel Delays, & Other Differences Since My Move

Good morning! I found a quick moment to pop in.  It has been a crazy couple of days. It is officially ‘busy season’ at my day job, which means long hours and lots of travel. I was supposed to return home this past Friday after a very full week [...] Continue Reading…

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