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10 years!

March 11th, 2016 at 09:55 am

Today is my 10 year blogiversary! Wow.

Ten years ago, I was semi retired to care for parents and help my son start a business when I stumbled on to this site while searching for ways to make ends meet.

What a fun journey its been getting to know many of you, both here, on facebook and some in person!

Thank you for all the amazing advice, friendship and support everyone has provided over the years!

Today I am attending a funeral service for my next door neighbor. He died in a boating accident last week. Very sad story. We have lived next to him and his wife for 20 years and it is so hard to believe he is gone.

We decided to have our taxes done this year, to see how my turbo tax estimate compared. Holy cow. $3000 difference. I am not sure what button I didn't hit, but instead of paying we are breaking even. I WILL TAKE THAT!! Yay.

Our goal of paying down the house remodel visa is going well. We started the year at $25k and now have it down to $8700!! I moved savings to pay it down so quick, but comparing .75% to 7.99% was a no brainer. I am confident that, barring no unexpected expenses or paycuts, we will reach our goal of paying that off this year. And that, is one giant step closer to my now 4.5 year goal of retirement..as my kids would say, "BAM"...lol no idea what that means.

9 Responses to “10 years!”

  1. Carol Says:


  2. Ima saver Says:

    Happy blog anniversary. I have followed your story for a long time and enjoyed knowing you and your family.

  3. ceejay74 Says:

    Wow! Happy blogoversary!

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Mostly great happenings!

    I'm glad I was one who got to meet you in person.

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Happy blogaversary!

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Happy anniversary.

    Sorry about your neighbor.

    Good news on the tax front! Yowza!

  7. monkeymama Says:

    Happy blogoversary!

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thank you everyone! Smile

  9. scottish girl Says:

    You joined a few months after me. Happy anniversary!

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