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  1. Quick update to anyone who reads this ... I've decided to just post bi-weekly on Fridays after payday instead of weekly, since we'll see more movement in our account on those days. For this past Friday though, no snow was thrown, we are quite a bit below our buffer and will most likely be in the same situation next week as well after payday, but will update then to let everyone know how we're doing. I've not been able to make as much as we're dealing with some family issues right now.
  2. That's the plan! It's 0% offer ends in September but goal is to just pay it off in full ASAP and not use it again. It was good while it lasted but its APR is astounding (26%!). I had it for 18 months and used it for balance transfers when possible so it worked out ok but now it needs to leave.
  3. Well, I'm back again. It's been about 3 years since I last visited here, but about 6 years since my last blog post apparently. What have we been doing since then? A Recap since 2015 (please see also other two intros for more info about us): Still married, celebrated 10 years of marriage Sept 2020 No kids yet but working on it currently Just a cat as well, no other pets yet. We are in a rental house right now, will start saving for a house next year (are going for the 100% down plan) Still have $20k of debt left to pay off so still in BS2 but
  4. My DH also looked into classes through WGU to get his teaching degree in History and Math. We decided it was an excellent idea at the time and great for those who want to be teachers. While we chose a different route (he's now a metro bus driver), it was nice to be able to check out what options they had for post-BA students. I completed my MBA through online classes (City University of Seattle), and found that over the 5 years it took while working full-time, one would have to be very disciplined and focused to do online studies. Perhaps a crash course through a community college would be
  5. I'm back! After a blogging hiatus (really, I didn't even do more than an intro last time in 2013...) and with the official closing of the TMMO Forums, I am back full-time to reading and posting on this forum. I never really left, still kept up with everyone, but didn't post much. Hoping that will change now that my attention is not divided. A Recap since 2013 (please see my 2013 intro post for more basic info): DH and I married almost 5 years ago, September 11th, 2010. We will be celebrating our 5th wedding anniversary with a beach vacation close to home, with my parents and brother, i
  6. Leavenworth ... you live in Washington State? So do we We went to Leavenworth last month just for the day though. We love the Cured butcher, who was very nice. Have fun!
  7. I agree, you are definitely super organized! Lunch ideas for before Thanksgiving - how about some crockpot meals? Chili/cornbread; chicken noodle soup or potato soup, stew, etc.? These types of meals feed lots of people and would be easy to just combine ingredients and cook. You'd have to start it early in the morning (or at least by 8 am for a noon lunch - 4 hours on high).
  8. Praying for your family, I've been keeping up with your blog and am really hoping your DH gets the job, it will be such a blessing to your family. Have you visited www.zulily.com? It's got really inexpensive clothing and toys, would be great for Hannukah outfits and toys. You can even create a wish list, though items will sell out very quick if they're popular. I love it, and have a wishlist for pregnancy even though I'm not pregnant yet
  9. What spreadsheet are you using? Is it the "Lloyd's Snowball Spreadsheet? If so, you can copy and paste the final column in the spreadsheet to your heart's content. Mine goes out at least 10 years.
  10. I graduated last June with my MBA. Took me 5 years, but no student loans or school debt. So glad the homework phase is finally over for me, I was in college for a total of 10 years.
  11. AliciaKnits

    Week #3

    Wish I had found DR when I first started college, it would have saved me a lot of credit card debt. One thing I found now since working the plan and being post-college is that if you have a built-in rewards system, you are less likely to cheat (or use blow money on other items). For example, because I get free, excellent coffee at work and can bring from home, I only treat myself to coffee from Starbucks during the weekends (using my blow money, of course). Then I also build in savings goals and once those are met, I treat myself/DH to whatever is next on my wishlist.
  12. I have major baby 'wantitis' right now, having started a nursery/kids boards on my Pinterest account and a wishlist for maternity (and current size) clothes on Zulily, I've got it bad. But we're not trying for another two years, so I've got time to develop that wishlist. Wishing you luck on deciding to add a new little one or not in the near future
  13. I've decided, after a few years here and on the old forums, that I'd like to start a blog to document my family's journey through the DR program, and our life in general. We have lots of goals, dreams, etc. that we want to accomplish, and a blog through here is the best way to do it for right now. Eventually, I'll probably start a craft/cooking blog as well, but I'll let you know when that happens Our Story My name is Alicia and my DH's name is Byron. As my username suggests, I love to knit and have since summer of 2004, right before my last two years in college for my BA (in General
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