Archive for the Money Mistakes

Money Obsession

I think one of the things I struggle with most is obsessing over money.  If you’ve read my blog for quite sometime, you probably aren’t surprised.  There are many times that I worry about our money.  Will we have enough? Am I saving enough? Am I keeping a good balance between spending and saving? Should we pay more on our mortgage?  Many questions run through my head all the time.  Sometimes I think about money so much that I drive myself crazy. It’s hard because I work at a bank, and also have a personal finance blog that I use to talk about money.  Money is a large part of my life, and probably more so than most people.  Sometimes I think about finding a new job that’s not at a bank, but then I realize that I’ve got so much invested in my current career and I want to be a stay at home mom as soon as I have a baby (which will hopefully be sooner than later).  I don’t think  I should jump into a new career […]

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When it Rains, It Pours

We made a “fun” discovery this winter when it rained pretty heavily: we had a leak somewhere in the roof. I had a roofer come out and he determined that it was the attic window that was cracked and the caulking around the window needed to be redone. He said he could replace the plexiglass window for me for $75, or we could go to the hardware store and ask them to cut a piece of plexiglass and then install it ourselves. I told him we’d do that. Over a month later it’s still not done. Big surprise. What happened was we started debating whether or not to just go ahead and replace that window with a real window that slides shut so that it’s stronger and more energy efficient. That led to the fact that we have one more attic window that could stand to be replaced, as well as three windows on one part of the house that need to be replaced eventually as well. Of course I’m debating whether or not we just replace the attic windows […]

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