Archive for the 'One Income' Category

Getting used to not working

When we left off : We moved to an area that just about required a commute for a job. Not just any commute, a 45 minute on a great traffic day commute. Keep in mind that I was pregnant and was looking at temp jobs. Yep, they wanted me to commute at least 45 minutes [...]

Sunday, April 29th, 2007

Starting With A Good Work Ethic

I have worked since I was 14 years old. I got a job during the summer and worked up until the week before school started. During the school year I couldn’t drive so I didn’t have a job, but several of my friends had jobs because they livedin tihe same town as the job. I [...]

Saturday, March 10th, 2007

Starting The One Income Series

This week I will be posting a series on raising a family on one income. I was raised by a single mom so have lived in this situation all of my life. However I have always wanted a career, wanted to work, but various circumstances have not made that happen. I know there are a [...]

Wednesday, March 7th, 2007

Loan Amount Approval

My brother called earlier to tell me he was preapproved for a home loan of $141K. (I know that loan officers say preapproved and pre-something that I can’t remember – my brother may have said the other.) We talked for a bit about finding a good realtor and what size of house they were interested [...]

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007


I started this to write about our journey to changing our money habits and getting out of debt. Then I had the idea to write about my small business and share business ideas. And then I had the other idea to write about topics such as military education (and military money and military money news) [...]

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

A One Income Family

It’s hard to judge living on one income sometimes since the military lifestyle is so different then civilian life. About 90% of our military friends live on one income with the wife not even wanting to have a job. Without getting into kids and staying home – it’s amazing that so many people can make [...]

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007