Tomorrow is the 241st anniversary of the United States of America declaring its independence from Great Britain. While I’m preparing to spend a fun family day filled with hot dogs, beers and fireworks, I remembered that I also made a declaration of my own at the beginning of the year about my goals for 2017. We’re halfway done with the year so I thought I’d check in, share my progress and hopefully, you’ll do the same with me.
Nicole and I were strolling through Costco a few years ago when we came across the Vitamix demonstration table. After hearing such great things about this revolutionary blender from friends and family, we decided to check it out. The demo was hosted by a dude with a headset speaking to the crowd like he was leading a ball toss game at a carnival. “Step right up and try this amazing mango-spinach-banana juice!” After trying the juice and watching his demonstration a little while longer, we decided we’d splurge for the Vitamix 6300.
Over the last 6 months, we’ve reviewed a lot of ways that you can win with money. We’ve discussed debt elimination, investment strategies and how to increase your income. And today, we’re going to review a topic that is important to a lot of people out there. We’re going to chat about how you can have a career you truly love.
Food … Evidently, you need it to live. Fine, fine, fine … As frugal as I am, I still like living. But why does it take up so much of my monthly budget?!
We are currently spending around $900 per month on average on our grocery bill. This includes things like toiletries, paper towel and laundry detergent. I find this number to be way too flippin’ high for my liking!
I know I can’t be a super Dad, a kind and caring husband or a master of my money if I’m not feeling my very best. And that all starts with the food I eat.
The grind. The 9-5.
As average Americans, we work at our jobs 40 hours per week … 50 weeks per year … for 40 years of our lives – and that’s if we work hard and have a cool supervisor!
I’m one of these average Americans.
For the new year holiday weekend, my family drove up to Marquette, Michigan to spend some quality time with my sister and her family. A winter trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan might not sound like the thrill of a lifetime to some, but for us Marquette is our family’s little slice of heaven.