Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Why this blog?

Evaluating your finances is never an easy task. I get lost easily and it is emotional for me as well. I have hit "rock bottom" too many times to count and decided its time to dig myself out and become fiscally healthy.

My blog name came from my friend Angela, I hope to provide her the link and she'll frequent here. She's a smart lady!

I have been reading plenty of financial blogs and my favorite financial blogs are on my blog roll. I'll likely end up adding my other favorite blogs I follow because I love them all for different reasons not all financial. I'll work on separating the two lists so readers can see right away what is what.

My financial life has always been a mess. At one time I had a special bank account that allowed you to overdraw up to $500 with only one fee and I lived like this week to week. I also during this time took out various payday loans to stay afloat. Thankfully I got out of that! I have faced the fact that my diagnosis of ADD as a child was probably correct and one of the reasons I have never been good with finances. Finances require organization something I lack in but hope to strive for with this blog. I'll track everything I can think of and post and blog. The blog will be about finances, frugality and my life as a fiscal fussbudget. The blog is my journey into being financially healthy as well as my financial past, present and future. What that all means to me fully is yet to be discovered but watch the blog to hear all about it when I do.

I have dreams of buying a home one day, having an emergency fund, being debt free, being able to live comfortably without financial worry. If I want to accomplish these dreams I need to do something about it all, so this blog was born. I hope to hold myself accountable as well as grow with this blog. I will post my mistakes and my victories in hopes we all learn from them, helpful tips I find which help me or have helped others, among many other items. The ideas are there, now I must do something with them.

I hope that this blog will provide help to others as well as myself.

Photo By: Money Cubby


  1. Sounds like you are on the right track. I finding blogging is really helpful for keeping me on track. I started it because I had all these ideas of things I wanted to try, and I needed a place to put them all. I wish you the best of luck!

  2. Thanks Dawn, I'm excited and scared all at the same time.

  3. congratulations! look forward to reading more-

  4. Thanks for sharing Kari; I look forward to reading more in the future (JRNJJSMAMA from Moms Without Custody aka NANCM Sister board)