• Posts Tagged ‘welcome’

    Checking In

    by  • February 11, 2010 • Tagged: , ,  • Comments

    Uh, hi.

    It’s been over 9 months since I’ve last posted here.

    We’re bankrupt.

    Hahaha no we’re not.

    Much has happened since the last time I posted. I think we still have a positive net worth, but I need to add up the numbers to make sure. Who know how long that’ll take.

    We have not been totally silent on the financial front. We’ve been writing over at the Credit Union National Association blog for the past 3 years or so. Head on over there to read some of our stuff. Don’t blame me for the crappy navigation.

    Other than updating the magic net worth number, does anyone still have any interest in the financial events of our now married life?

    Let me know. It’s still not too late to resurrect this blog.

    Stay Classy, Jacksonville

    by  • April 17, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    “I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.” – Ron Burgundy

    Last Sunday we were featured in the The Florida Times-Union, a daily newspaper in Jacksonville, Florida. Much thanks to Alison Trinidad for giving us this opportunity.

    Please stick around, read our start page or archives, or subscribe to our RSS feed.

    Actual relationship finances banter to commence sometime later this week…

    Hello Hello NYT Readers

    by  • February 18, 2007 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    Today we’ve been featured in the New York Times in the article Debtors Search for Discipline via Blogs. Like, yay us. Before you leave, please subscribe to our rss feed, or hit our homepage and subscribe to our blog via email.

    I’d like to say that the article incorrectly reports our net worth: it is actually -$66,274.27. Not the reporter’s fault though, since I neglected to update the net worth thing on the right side there.

    If I weren’t sick today, I’d greet you with a proper welcome. Instead, I’m going to copy and paste something from a post a few weeks ago, and update where applicable. Please enjoy!

    Here for the first time and need more backstory? Try my financial history, and then more of Her’s. Hindsight is 20/20, so in the future we’ll both be on the lookout for signs of trouble.

    In the two years since we’ve revealed our finances to each other, we’ve done much to improve our finances, but we’re far from perfect. In fact, we’ve been known to make mistakes. But that’s okay, since the point of all of this is to learn from them. If you’d like to hear about our experiences with money, you can cruise the archives, or pick one of the tags over there on the right for more relevant topics. More specifics?

    For example, when our savings eclipsed our credit card debt, we thought that was a little ridiculous. So this month, we’ve committed to paying off all of our non-0% credit card debt we’ve paid off all of our non-0% credit card debt, about $6,600. We’re also on on track put half of the max into our Roth IRAs this year. We’ve made a nice foundation for achieving our 2007 goals. This is a far cry from where we were even one year ago.

    On our site we like to discuss the intersection between relationships and finances, and we do this in a number of ways. Sometimes, readers ask a question that we answer. Other times they contribute content to our site. And, of course, we talk about how we deal with it.

    Much to the chagrin of many, we tend to also take a lighthearted look at finances. See how we spent $26 so that I could get a more masculine license plate. Or my plans for what I’d do if I had all of the money in the world. Or just see how the personal finance blog community likes to kick our asses.

    So again, welcome. Stay for some pie.

    …and congrats to the other blogs that were also mentioned in the article:
    Blogging Away Debt
    Poorer Than You
    Save Leigh Ann
    We’re In Debt
    Defying Debt…in 2 Years
    No Credit Needed (and of course the No Credit Needed Network)

    We Tell SmartMoney Readers Our Debt Secrets

    by  • January 12, 2007 • Tagged:   • Comments

    A few weeks ago, Lisa Scherzer, an editor of SmartMoney magazine, emailed us (and JLP and Tricia, too):

    I’m interested in talking to people who are, or have ever been, in a situation where they’ve been at odds with their spouse or significant other about money — attitudes toward money, and specifically, debt, and ways of managing money and debt. For example, shopaholic Wife tries to hide her expensive shoe purchases from thrifty Husband. Or a man lies to his fiancee about how much debt (credit-card debt, student-loan debt, etc.) he has — or at least fails to mention it for some time. You get the idea.

    Oh yes, we got the idea. And then we told Lisa our story.

    Here for the first time and need more backstory? Try my financial history, and then more of Her’s. I think that it’s important to note that I wasn’t the only person she was hiding the true amount of debt she had – she also hid it from herself. Hindsight is 20/20, so next time we’ll both be on the lookout for signs of trouble.

    In the two years that have passed since the initial…”reveal,” we’ve done much to improve our finances, but we’re far from perfect. In fact, we’ve been known to make mistakes. But that’s okay, since the point of all of this is to learn from them. If you’d like to hear about our experiences with money, you can cruise the archives, or pick one of the tags over there on the right for more relevant topics. More specifics?

    For example, when our savings eclipsed our credit card debt, we thought that was a little ridiculous. So this month, we’ve committed to paying off all of our non-0% credit card debt, about $6,600. We’re also on on track put half of the max into our Roth IRAs this year. We’ve made a nice foundation for achieving our 2007 goals. This is a far cry from where we were even one year ago.

    On our site we like to discuss the intersection between relationships and finances, and we do this in a number of ways. Sometimes, readers ask a question that we answer. Other times they contribute content to our site. And, of course, we talk about how we deal with it.

    Much to the chagrin of many, we tend to also take a lighthearted look at finances. See how we spent $26 so that I could get a more masculine license plate. Or my plans for what I’d do if I had all of the money in the world. Or just see how the personal finance blog community likes to kick our asses.

    So again, welcome. Stay for some pie.

    Welcome My Yahoo! Visitors

    by  • August 18, 2006 • Tagged:   • Comments

    Considering this is the second time we’ve been featured at Yahoo!, we think that someone really likes us there. First as a Yahoo! Pick, and now we’ve been featured on today’s My Yahoo! Inside My Yahoo!.

    I mean, what’s not to like? It has a color scheme that not eveyone’s a fan of, stupid financial decision making, huge debt, and negative net worth. We’ll be kicking puppies in a few months.

    To the new readers, welcome. Click the “Start Here” link on the right and look around. We’re glad that you’ve stopped by.

    Make Love, Not Debt ver 2.0

    by  • May 21, 2006 • Tagged: ,  • Comments

    If this isn’t your first time here, you’ve probably noticed that things look very different around here. If you’re still wondering, the answer is “redesign.” You onboard yet? Good. If this your first time here, we’d like to say “Welcome!” We’d like to especially welcome those who can from the Chicago Tribune article that featured Young and Broke, MyMoneyBlog, as well as us.

    Let us show you around the blog.

    Up on top in the header is your basic navigation. Get back to the homepage, cruise the archives, get in contact with us, or search the blog. Easy.

    On the right hand side of every page are “tags,” a fancy way of saying “categories.” They look funny because they’re in what is known as a tag cloud, with the larger tags containing more entries.

    In the right sidebar of the homepage, there is an aggregated listing of the latest 10 comments or trackbacks that have been posted on this blog. If you have been following comments in a certain article, be sure to look there first.

    Also in the sidebar is a place where you can subscribe to our blog. You can either subscribe to our RSS Feed (if you’re into that), or you can elect to receive an email notifying you when our site has been updated. Here’s more details on subscribing to our blog. Please, do subscribe before you leave.

    Last but not least in the homepage is the footer. There you can see our updated blogroll, featuring blogs and other websites we like to visit on a regular basis. Coming soon will be a listing of articles that we think are worthwhile to read, but not make a full entry on the blog about it. You’ll also find an ever growing listing of books that we have read and may have featured on this blog.

    Now on to actual content. Here are some tidbits about us, Her overview, and my overview. Read about our cheap sex, mistakes we’ve made, progress on our wedding plans, coupons coupons coupons, and how I’d spend money like I was never going to run out.

    So please join us on our financial journey. It’s going to be a hell of a ride.