I've really wandered far from my debt crushing days of yore, and this expense report drives home how much I need to refocus on my financial goals.
Life takes us in strange directions, my friends. I've been thinking about what comes next for Second Floor Living, and I'm excited to share a new design along with lots of fresh ideas for posts! Stay tuned for more, and check out my Instagram for frequent updates. Onward! Erin
I'm so confused! Have you ever stared at your EveryDollar app and just wondered how in the world these numbers worked out? That's what I'm doing. Like, right now. My app says that I overspent my February budget by $365.00, but I ended up with a $150.00 surplus in my checking account at the month's… Continue reading February in the Books
I've quit a lot of things in my life. Grad school. Competitive swimming. Embroidery. Babysitting. Telemarketing. Several book clubs. This blog post, three times. I was pretty good at all that stuff, but I was never really the best. We start learning to distinguish between the skilled and the unskilled very early in life. In… Continue reading The Fickle Perfectionist
The last eight months have been a wild ride with work and life and blah blah blah. You know how it goes. You sit down to write, and then you get distracted. By a phone call. By pasta boiling over on the stove. By the rug you haven't vacuumed in two weeks. Here's what's been… Continue reading Ch-ch-ch Changes: 5 Quick Takes
This piece is about pizza, but it also isn't. Imagine you're about to take a bite of some pizza. The crisp crust is hot to the touch. Steam evaporates off the surface while oil bubbles in the little bowls of pepperoni scattered around the pie. You stop just as you bring the slice to your… Continue reading The Pizza Strategy: On Harm Reduction
I'm so grateful to have an inspiring, loving, and generous community of friends out here in California. Though my family is all still back in the midwest, I've been able to grow my own constellation of chosen family over the seven years I've lived on the best coast. My amazing friends treated me to an… Continue reading Monday Monday: NSN Day 6