From the monthly archives:

April 2011

Why I’d rather spend less than earn more

by Karen on April 25, 2011

This post was originally published on May 13, 2009. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom, this post is truer than ever for me. I needed a reminder of why my priority will always be finding ways to cut our spending instead of increasing our income. I thought I’d share it with you, too. When you’re […]

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I figure, we’ve already moved three times in the past 12 months. We might as well might it a nice even four! Based on the topics I’ve chosen for my last few blog posts, I’m sure you’ve figured out that we’ve been in the market for a house. Well, we found one. Much faster than […]

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Final steps for first-time homebuyers

by Karen on April 18, 2011

After looking and looking at all the homes on the market, you finally found one that really feels like it could be home. Don’t relax yet, though. The home buying process has just begun! Hopefully you’ll only have to go through this process once, and your dream house will be yours. I know this is […]

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Next steps for first time homebuyers

by Karen on April 13, 2011

Now that you’ve saved up for your down payment and closing costs, cleaned up your credit report, and you’re prequalified (or preapproved) for a mortgage, it’s time to find your home and close the deal. This is the fun part! But it can also be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be hard, though. Here are […]

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First steps for first-time homebuyers

by Karen on April 4, 2011

After the dust had settled from our move to southern Indiana in January, I dramatically said I was never moving again. “My grandchildren will visit me in this apartment!” I said. The truth is, I was just sick of packing up and moving after doing it 3 times in 9 months. Now that we’ve had […]

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One year ago today

by Karen on April 2, 2011

Since Judah was born, time has been on warp speed. But man, this moment still feels like a million years ago. It’s true that a lot has happened since the day I found out I was pregnant — we moved three times, Tony has started two different jobs, we traveled to Europe. But more importantly, […]

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