As you could imagine, I listen to a lot of podcasts about minimalism. One podcast suggested cancelling Amazon Prime as a way to create friction or add barriers for making another purchase more difficult. Today I requested that my Amazon Prime account be cancelled and a refund issued for the unused portion of the annual … Continue reading Making Cuts: Just Cancelled Amazon Prime
Earlier this month, I wrote about returning to my monthly SLOW themes. In June my goal was to put the phone down whenever Mr. BMM was home. I will be honest. I didn't do so well the first week or two. This past week I kicked it up into high gear. I decided that since … Continue reading 2020 Theme: Slow – Ditch the Phone June
I heard that writing helps with anxiety and stress. Today, I am going to stray from my usual topics about minimalism, debt pay off, savings, etc. I am going to write about my current job situation. We all might be working from home where I work but the water cooler doesn't stop talking. The rumor … Continue reading On Pins and Needles – Do I Stay or Do I Go?
"“Change is inevitable, Sarah Booth. The art of living is not merely to accept change, but to embrace it."Jitty, Bones to Pick After enjoying Ham Bones a couple of weeks ago, I picked up Bones to Pick by Carolyn Haines. I loved it! Each book I ready by Haines (except for that one) leaves me … Continue reading Book Review: Bones To Pick (Sarah Booth Delaney #6) by Carolyn Haines
Lately as my state starts to reopen I have had this feeling of overwhelm. When those feelings happen I try to see what is causing the overwhelmed feeling. Is it too much on my schedule? Too many plans? Too many expectations? After reflecting on it this past week, I realized that it is too many … Continue reading Making Cuts: Expenses, Emails, and a Toaster Oven
Apparently I'm about a year behind the celery juice trend. I remember when capris pants came out and it took me about a year to embrace the capris yoga pants. Then there was the bangs tied up in the front of your head thing. I was late to that party too. I have a history … Continue reading Better Late Than Never: Celery Juice
If you have been following my blog, you know that I have written a lot about the new normal. Some of you have even commented about your new normal or things that you have observed, things that you like, and other things that you can't wait to be over. If you are new to my … Continue reading Can You Actually Fit Your Old Normal into the New Normal?
Since the global shut down, Mr. BMM and I have adopted a more outdoorsy type of life. Each night we look at each other and ask "What do you want to do tonight?" We usually go with a bicycle ride, motorcycle ride, walk, hike, or run. Each night we go to a different place and … Continue reading My Personal Nature Fix
Ok, I'm not a financial advisor but let me share what just happened. I currently have $46,581.24 of student loans with a 20 year fixed rate of 5.39%. Today I was looking to refinance my student loans since the rates are closer to 3.5ish% and up. I called my student loan company, Citizen's Bank (shout … Continue reading Student Loans: Refinancing
Over the past year I have hesitated to talk real numbers. Rather than feel ashamed, I'm going to accept the fact that I am in a fortunate place in my life today. Tomorrow it might not be the case. But today I am in a fortunate place. I did work very hard to get where … Continue reading April and May 2020 No Spend Recap: Let’s Talk Real Numbers