I Already Won the Lottery

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have climbed to over $1.5 billion.  The Mega Millions is currently the 2nd largest jackpot at $970 million (a paltry $320,000,000 lump sum after federal taxes.)  The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million, incredible odds that only becomes ridiculous when you consider the things that are more likely to … Read More

The Sky Is Falling (maybe) – And That’s OK (probably)

Did you notice the stock market dropped quite a bit yesterday?  Some of the news outlets were saying the Dow dropped by the 3rd highest amount in its entire history and we are heading for a market correction!

A market correction is when an index falls 10% from a recent high.

If you weren’t scared enough, now half of the … Read More

Confessions of an Imperfect Saver #3 – The Jaw-Dropping Amount We Spend at Amazon

Our Amazon Spending Is Out of Control

In the last 12 years, we have spent $24,760.67 just on Amazon, most of those purchases occur outside of our budget.

Maybe you caught my post about monthly subscriptions where I casually mentioned I had ordered 754 items off Amazon since I have been a Prime Subscriber.  For the last 140 months we … Read More

Net Worth Update – October 2018 $274,925.23 (+$2,682.40)

October has been a month of adjustments.  We took what we learned in September and started making changes to positively impact our declining cash.  I am sticking to my prediction from my last net worth update that we will see improvement on the November update.  Until then, here is a good representation of what last month was like (last 2 … Read More