Featured Slider

#Mins Game - Week Three


Three weeks in, and it's only now starting to get difficult.

Five Years


Five years ago today, I launched Life Is For Living with this blog post.

#Mins Game- Week Two


I'm two weeks in, and I'm feeling good. I've already filled up two large cardboard boxes and multiple grocery sacks full of things to sell or donate. Week One was an easy start, perhaps too easy, and Week Two was only slightly more difficult. I have so much junk to get rid of, I'm currently thinking I could play this game again next month.

Then I remember the numbers for the last week. 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31... *gulp*

#Mins Game- Week One


In my last post, I shared my plans to play the Minimalism Game this month, a somewhat crazy challenge inspired by The Minimalists.

Plans for July


July is going to be a busy month for me. I'm leaving one job, starting a brand new full-time job, and possibly hanging on to one of my current part-time jobs to pick-up shifts occasionally to help our finances. We're also going to be starting the home inspection process of buying our first house!

Financial Update: June 2017 - Pausing the Snowball...Again


June has been an exciting month. I got a start date for a new full-time, day shift (!!!) nursing job with higher pay and benefits. We put in an offer on a house, went through some negotiation, and are currently under contract and awaiting a home inspection. Big life changes!

And often, with big life changes comes financial insecurity.

Finding Our Homestead


We've been married for just over two years. In those two years, we've lived in three places: a single room in a co-ed field house in Belknap, Illinois, a two-bedroom duplex in Kirksville, Missouri, and now, a third-floor apartment in Huntsville, Alabama.

Financial Update: May 2017


This month was quite a success!

15 Ways to Save Money and Reduce Waste


Financial Update: April 2017


We got ON IT this month.