Recently my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Another year to be thankful for who I’m married to and the wonderful family that we have. For a marriage to thrive, there has to be give and take and a great deal of teamwork. I got to thinking about the importance of teamwork when it comes to household finances. After seeing some other people’s failures and successes, here are a few suggestions. [Read more…] about The Importance Of Financial Teamwork
Gosh time flies doesn’t it? Fall is already upon us and I’m dreading the thought of winter. It tends not to be very kind to us in the upper Midwest. We are in that season when you might have a rainy 50 degree day or it might get to 70. Funny how those days in the 70’s are usually during the workweek isn’t it? [Read more…] about Find Your Balance In Life
Although much of the summer turned out to be not so much fun for us, Mrs. DS got me an awesome Father’s Day gift I’ve been meaning to write about. Truth be told, I’ve been waiting for a Traeger pellet grill for awhile but I wanted to catch it on a sale somewhere I could use gift cards. The smokers aren’t cheap, but when you grill 3-4 times a week, the cost is somewhat justified. The stars finally aligned on Father’s Day weekend. [Read more…] about Traeger Pellet Grill: What Are We Smoking?
Greetings Friends of Defined Sight!
Earlier this year we we shared an article how a budget and an emergency fund go hand-in-hand. Both are underappreciated and can be overlooked; only 39% of Americans can cover a thousand dollar expense. You don’t have to be an economics genius to understand this doesn’t cut it when life throws you curve balls.
Today we bring to you 3 scenarios of why you might need a huge @$$ emergency fund. These are 3 very real life situations that could happen to you, but we hope never do.
1. Your Home Is Damaged And Insurance Doesn’t Cover It
We shared in the last post our home was damaged by a flood, caused by our neighbor and we were in the midst of battling it out with insurance companies.
Our insurance company gave us the middle finger. Nothing covered. [Read more…] about 3 Real Life Situations That Require A Huge @$$ Emergency Fund
Welcome to Defined Sight
We touch base on a variety of topics that have allowed us to continue being malleable and bend without breaking.
Some Most topics have a light level of humor, because we like to celebrate life daily.
forgetting celebrating our 15 year sexiversary, we reflected on all of our DIY and home improvement projects over the years. For some people, they might have been a deal breaker! Some were definitely “Relationship Level = Advanced” projects.
But, if you can make it through these projects in your life, it’s a good indicator you’re gonna make it as a couple.
Should you really DIY to save money? It might be at the cost of your relationship! Let’s dive into the phases of relationships and experience required…for DIY and home improvement projects…so you can weigh your options if saving money is worth risking your relationships! [Read more…] about DIY & Home Improvement Projects That May Save You A Buck, But Strain Your Relationships
It’s funny how things change over the years isn’t it? My food preferences are different, my hobbies have changed, and my evening and weekend activities sure are a little tamer too. I was recently looking at some Black Friday flyers and the biggest evolution however might be my views of money priorities and what it should be spent on. [Read more…] about Evolution Of My Money Priorities Through Time