Project Boat: Grady White Sailfish 25′ “Before” Shots

Wow…somehow I let Don talk me into another project boat slash maybe-we’ll-just-keep-it boat.  We already own a recently-revamped 25′ Proline with dual 150hp engines, a small cabin, front v-berth, and porta-potty, by the way. However, driving down the side of the road back in January, we came across this Grady White with beautiful lines.  It was…

Revisiting Goals: Checking in on Finances and Progress

I can’t believe we made it through the entire month of May without posting! It has been completely crazy in the last six weeks: Don had another heart surgery and hospital stay We’ve been back to court not once but twice for full-day hearings on child custody My mother, who lives on the other coast…

New Giveaway: Live the Life of Your Dreams Book Bundle!

All around us, we see people CHOOSING to stay STUCK in a life they don’t love, just because that’s what they’ve always done.  As we execute on our own escape, we want to help YOU create your own dream…and then go make it happen! Sign up to win ”Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life…

Mindless Frugality: When Saving Money Goes Too Far

As a general rule, before making a purchase online, I search retailmenot (no, I’m not an affiliate, I just love the site!) for any coupon codes I should be using.   I then also check Upromise for rebates towards college savings (because why WOULDN’T you want extra $$ going into your little one’s college account).  If all else…

Frugal Upgrade: Repainting Car Roof with BedLiner

I wasn’t sure what category to put this blog post in.  Ultimately, I decided to put it in Money Matters, because it’s about not only saving money but also making do with what you already have.  As a professional who makes just under 6 figures a year, I’m fairly regularly asked why I drive a…

Dog-Sitting Site Comparison: DogVacay vs. Rover.com

A little under three years ago, we decided to explore dog-sitting to bring in a few extra dollars.  It made sense – we were regularly fostering dogs for a couple of local rescue organizations, and so had plenty of experience with dogs coming in and out of the house.  In addition, our three older dogs…

6 Lessons I’ve Learned About Buying a Project Boat

Over the past several years we’ve purchased, restored and sold several project boats.  I should add that, for our purposes, we’re referring to project boats that are easily trailerable (read: less than 30 feet long) power boats, typically with outboard motors. We’ve now flipped quite a few of these boats, that we’ve lovingly spent weekends…

2017: What’s Coming

Over the weekend, Don and I had a chance to sit down and really take a look at what we want to accomplish in 2017.  It was an amazing process – and I’m happy to welcome Don as he kicks off a new blog series here on fishing, and outboard boat motor repair. More exciting,…