Follow the money (or Y I love YNAB)

“Follow the money”
All the President’s Men

It had been a long while that I had thought…

  • I really need to track my expenses.

  • I need to see where my money goes.

  • I want to have more control over my money.

    And then finally, one fateful day last August just after we had purchased our beloved money-pit, er, home, I signed up on a budgeting adventure like no other…

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The start of something fun

“Beginnings are sudden, but also insidious. They creep up on you sideways, they keep to the shadows, they lurk unrecognized. Then, later, they spring.”
Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin

This is the start of something new for me, but in the midst of lots of life that is already happening.  I found the desire to start this blog as we are embarking upon a gut-reno of our future home, which will take most of our money and some of our sanity along with it!

As I have prepared for this step, I have done a lot of reading; on personal finance to get us saving, on renovations and managing renovations to get us ready to spend those savings.  I found that I was looking for a voice more like mine; one that is willing to share the details of this journey, ambitiously looking forward and cautiously holding onto my wallet with both hands.  I hope that you find the reading of it as fun as I find the writing.