Incomes: 2 incomes to 1 income

New state, new school, new house, brings another new. There have always been 2 incomes in our household, but with this move we will be going down to 1 income for the time being. The decision was made that my wife will wait to get a job. This will ensure our daughter is fully adjusted to the move, especially school. Since my wife is a teacher, we figured that most school positions were filled already since school started almost a month ago in Georgia. In fact, she applied and already received an interview, but again the best decision at this time is to wait.

A major benefit is that my wife set her current pay to continue to get checks over the summer. By doing this we received 2 incomes throughout the summer.

DIY Fence Build

As I mentioned in the about me page, I am a big DIY and yet I haven’t written a single post on any projects. Well that is about to change, but this won’t be a step by step guide, more of an overview.

Our new house needed an area fenced in so our dog could take care of his business. He really doesn’t need a fence, it was more to keep other animals out during his early morning and late night adventures. Otherwise he is free to roam when we are outside.

That said, I wanted to keep his fenced in area to a minimum and have it blend in with the deck and rest of the yard. As normal with anything I do, I spent hours costing out different options ranging from black chain link, to rod iron, to picket fences. The most logical conclusion I came to was a pressure treated dog eared fence.  This style was the most economical and matched the surroundings the best. Having a style picked, I need an overall design for the fence, approximately 52” high, approximately 20ft x20ft, and I wanted a

Net Worth Update #4 – July ’17

Here we are again, another month, another Net worth update. July was a really good month for us. We saw some nice increases pretty much across the board, but did have some additional expense with the new house. Our old house is on the market and hopefully it won’t take long for a buyer.

I had mention in the post about putting it all together that I had never tracked or officially calculated our net worth. I started back in April 2017 with the first Net Worth Update #1  and will continue to track and post monthly. As I mentioned, July saw a good jump net worth based on a strong month with investments, a bonus at work, and selling a couple of big ticket items for the move. I will go into the numbers in more detail below. Now, let’s get to this month’s numbers.