March Goals Update, New April Goals And A Food Budget Update

March Goals Update, New April Goals And Food Budget Update 1Hello everyone! Time for another life, goals, and food budget update.

March was another great month.

We are still enjoying our new home in Colorado. The weather has been perfect here, with nearly every single day being in the mid-70s. It’s also been sunny every day and I think it’s only rained once or twice. It’s been wonderful!

Our house is still for sale in Missouri.

It hasn’t sold yet, but we did decide to drop the price a little. The house is for sale for less than what we originally bought it for, which stinks but we’re hoping it sells quickly. We have had several showings in the past month so I’m hoping something eventually happens! [Read more…]

February Goals Update, New March Goals And Colorado Pictures

Move To Fruita Colorado Pictures  2Hello everyone! Time for another life and goals update.

February was another great and crazy month for us. We moved to Colorado, we put our house on the market, and it was a great month for business.

Our new home looks great and it’s already starting to feel like a real home. It is a great feeling knowing that pretty much everything is done and now we can just start enjoying our new state.

Also, as I said earlier, our old house is on the market. We decided to list it for now and see what happens. If it doesn’t sell, then we plan renting it out until our neighborhood rebounds from the tanking that it has experienced lately.

We’ve had two showings so far, so I’m not sure what to think. I realize that it’s only been a little over a week so I guess we will see. Please wish us luck!

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8 Ways To Get Motivated And Reach Your Goals

How To Stay Motivated And Become SuccessfulFinding motivation can be a hard task for anyone.

Motivation is important because it can help you keep your eye on the goal even when you want to quit.

Motivation will help you continue to work hard towards your goal, even when it seems impossible.

Motivation is what keeps you going so that you do not quit.

Without motivation, most people would give up on a goal very easily. This is why it’s so important to learn how to stay motivated.

Whether your goal is finance-related, career-related, family-related, lifestyle-related, or something else, there are many ways to help you stay motivated so that you can reach it.

Below are eight ways to get motivated so that you can reach your goals and become successful. [Read more…]

January Goals Update and New February Goals – We FINALLY Eliminated Cable

January Goals Update and New February Goals - We FINALLY Eliminated CableHello everyone! Time for another life update post.

January was another good month for us. We worked out a good amount, we ate fairly well, and it was a month full of exciting planning for our future.

Last month, we decided to put our house on the market and find a new place to live. We definitely sped up our moving timeline a decent amount, but I’m excited for all of the changes we are about to experience.

During the last week of January, we traveled to Colorado in hopes of finding a rental house. We spent a week there and found one that we really liked. I talked about that here.

 

We got rid of cable!

Yes, you read that right. We finally cut cable out of our lives. We are about to move, so it made the decision a little easier. I figured we wouldn’t have time to watch TV the next few weeks, so I thought this would be the perfect time to cut it out because we probably wouldn’t miss it at this time anyways.

The cable company did beg for us to stay. They offered us probably 5 or 6 different options, even putting our cable on hold for free until we decided we wanted it back again. While that was a tempting option, I knew that it just wouldn’t be worth it.

We spend way too much time watching TV, so it really wasn’t just about the money that we were wasting. In just the past week that we haven’t had cable, we have done much more than we would have ever been able to do if we would have kept it turned on.

I think this is a decision we will never regret.

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4 Life and Financial Hurdles To Tackle This Year

4 Financial and Life Goals To Tackle - 2015 GoalsWhile I realize we are already two weeks into the new year and that you may have already set your New Year’s resolutions, I don’t think that should stop anyone from evaluating their life goals and possibly setting new ones already.

I want this year to be the very best year of your life. No one is perfect, but I think with the goals below, everyone can feel happy, successful, and motivated in life.

Below are four financial and life goals you may want to think about tackling in 2015.

 

1. Tackle your money problem(s).

Whether your money problem is related to a lack of a budget, spending issues, debt, keeping up with the Joneses, or something else, you need to tackle your money problems NOW.

First, you need to figure out why you have a money problem. If you don’t figure out what the root of the problem is, then it’s probably just going to keep coming back and biting you.

After that, you need to come up with a plan to stop your money problem. You might need to avoid the mall, create a better budget, increase your income, pay off your debt, and so on.

Tackling your money problem now will help you lead a less stressful and most likely a more meaningful life. [Read more…]

December Goals Update and New January Goals

December Goals Update and New January GoalsHello! December was a great month for us.

We were active, we ate more healthy than usual, spent time with family, and we had another good business month (read my December monthly income report).

In December, we traveled to Memphis for Christmas to spend time with Wes’s parents and his siblings. It was a fun time and I always love spending time with his wonderful family. We ate delicious food, played Cards Against Humanity with his family (that was interesting!), and had a lot of fun.

I think we also somewhat narrowed down where we want to move to. We are still going back and forth with different cities and areas, but right now we are really liking the Durango area in Colorado. Anyone ever been? What did you think of it? We plan on visiting again soon. And, of course, we plan on renting before we buy to make sure wherever we move to is the spot for us.

The only bad thing that happened in December was that two of my credit cards were stolen, but thankfully Chase noticed both of them quickly and cancelled my credit cards for me before anything too bad happened.

Also, both of our credit scores went up this past month. Wes has a credit score of 797 and mine is at 801. WOOHOO! I was almost positive that with all of the recent credit card reward signups that our credit scores would suffer at least a little bit. Not at all though! [Read more…]