I mentioned a number of goals in a previous post that I wrote for my birthday. 1 quarter of the way into the year, I thought I would do a recap. My main goal was to buy a house and invest some more money into myself and I have managed to do this! These were the … Continue reading Shaving off debt, centimeters, and my renter status
The town that I currently live in just rebranded itself a city. People are outraged. I am not, but I thought that I would use the controversy to talk about cities, towns, and the countryside, and our new fan-dangled march towards home ownership in the town or city that we live in. I grew up … Continue reading Town n’ City?
So I’ve been away for awhile on the blog but not in real financial life. I’ve been looking at, putting offers on, backing away from, and purchasing a house. It’s been crazy, to say the least. I started this blog because we didn’t know where to live. One of us works in the city and … Continue reading Househunter Insanity
In the last two months, three things happened: I finally got the elusive permanent academic contract We saw a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage house in a quaint country village that we both love and want to buy and can afford We spent a couple of days in London, ate delicious Japanese food, and decided … Continue reading My big (40th) bday present to myself — Me
It’s obvious that the more money you get as income, the faster you can pay down debt. An (easy) way to get more money is to get a raise. Women have a harder time doing this for a bunch of reasons including, on average, they tend to ask less and also when they do ask, … Continue reading Negotiate with Uncertainty
The start of this blog was really about two things: 1. How to climb out of debt and save for a house / downpayment and retirement and 2. How to decide whether we wanted to live in the city or the countryside, and in what city / countryside that might be? While we have had … Continue reading The little house that Jane wanted (Jack is not so sure)
Today I logged onto my bank account in the country that we used to live in and the balance was positive! OMG it is positive! I saw a little plus next to the balance and the little plus next to the savings account and I wanted to scream with joy! This is monumental for me because … Continue reading It’s positive (mostly)!