Early last year I blogged about how we had switched to a high deductible, Health Savings Account (HSA) eligible health insurance policy for 2014. You can follow the link above to read the specifics, but the basics were these: 1. While we had had a high deductible policy for a number of years, our policy had office […]
Are you a Black Friday shopper? I’m more of a Cyber Monday girl myself. I do most of my Christmas shopping from home, with just a trip or two out during the month of December to pick up a few things and soak up some holiday atmosphere. But I do love those holiday bargains and […]
Happy Thanksgiving week! I’m popping into share this video of 12 Costco shopping tips that I ran across on the Crazy Coupon Lady’s site. Even though I’ve been a diehard Costco shopper for years, I learned some new things so I thought it might be helpful to some of you too. Especially with the holidays upon us. […]
How much does college cost? I’ve been tracking our college costs for our daughter, Lindsey, down to the last dollar through four years of college and – I’m going to be honest – this final update was the trickiest to do. You can see the first three years of updates here: year 1, year 2, year […]
So, funny story. A year ago this week, Lindsey and I were in New York to be on the TODAY show. (Did you miss our 4 ½ minutes of fame? You can see it here.) The next day was rainy – very rainy – and we were killing time in a bookstore in the basement […]
We’re living a cliche: Our daughter – who graduated from college in May – is living in our basement. When you hear that do you picture a kid eating Doritos and watching Netflix all day? Yeah, same here. But on the contrary, Lindsey’s gainfully employed and she actually moved home at our suggestion. It seemed like […]
Disclaimer: I am not an investing professional. This post is for informational and entertainment purposes only. You should always contact your financial advisor before making any investment decision. Most of our retirement savings are invested in mutual funds. The kind that match the investment mix to the year you plan to retire. It’s a plan we’re […]
For many years our main credit card has been the Hilton Honors Visa card, and because of that we’ve earned a lot of Hilton points over time. Those free hotel rooms were nice, but they weren’t the best way for us to reward ourselves for our spending. So in the spirit of this blog, where I […]
Last weekend Tom and I traveled exactly 17 miles to celebrate our anniversary. We went from our house in the suburbs to The Hotel President in downtown Kansas City. We wanted a weekend get away to mark the occasion, but we didn’t want the hassle or expense or time involved with traveling, so we planned a […]
Reason #458 why boys are different to raise than girls: Me: Do you want this laundry bag of Lindsey’s? We bought it for her when she went to college. Grant: Why do I need a laundry bag? Me: To carry your clothes back and forth when you do laundry at school. Grant: I figured I’d just […]
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