Apple Crumb Pots are easy to bake and taste just like apple pie, but without the crust.
- Finer Things Friday at Amy's Finer Things
It all started last Thursday after cleaning a stinky toddler bum, I needed to wash my hands, preferably with hot water. When I turned the hot water on, a slow stream came out and it eventually dwindled...to nothing. I went to another sink and the same thing happened, but I could get cold water.
I won't go into all of the details of what followed, but our hot water heater had leaked and the outcome was not pretty...$670.
Yesterday when our 9 year old car was in the shop for its state inspection, we got 'the call'. Have you ever had 'the call'? When the mechanic calls to tell you that in order for your car to pass the inspection, there are a number of things that need to be done...cha-ching...$700.
$1370 spent in 5 days. The good news is we have the cash in our savings account, but the bad news is the TV in the family room that needs replaced will probably be pushed back for a while.
Have you ever had an expensive week? How prepared are you for life's sudden setbacks?
I will write more about emergency funds later in the series. Right now I need to go console my husband who is trying to watch a game on a TV that keeps going out.Thanks for reading FamilyBalanceSheet. If you would like to receive FREE updates of FBS through your RSS Feed, please click here to sign up. Or Subscribe by Email.
Black Bean, Tomato & Feta Salad
Combine the beans, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, onion and feta in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, lemon juice, garlic and salt to make a vinaigrette. Pour the vinaigrette over the vegetables and stir together. Serve with your favorite grilled meat and some fresh fruit.
One side note: This salad is served best the first day. If there are left-overs for the next day, you might want to pour the salad through a strainer right before eating, because it gets soupy. It tasted fine the second day, but there was a lot of liquid on the bottom of the bowl.
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1. Fill each ramekin evenly with the peaches and blueberries.
2. Sprinkle the fruit in each ramekin with 1/2 tsp of sugar and a dash of cinnamon.
What does financial freedom look like to you?
When I envision financial freedom, I imagine being debt-free, having a well-funded emergency savings account, consistently funding our retirement savings, and being able to write a generous contribution to a non-profit. It also means a leaking roof won’t send us spiraling and an open weekend on the calendar turns into a road trip to the beach. It also means that retirement will be spent traveling, volunteering and exploring a new career. This is what financial freedom looks like to me. And I see it in our future…eventually.
Your idea of financial freedom probably looks different and that’s okay. We all have different circumstances. You might be a family of 4 with small children or maybe you are an empty-nest couple contemplating retirement in the next few years. Maybe you are single and climbing the corporate ladder or you are a double income, no kids couple debating your future family.
Whatever your circumstances, would you like to achieve financial freedom? The road to financial freedom might not be smooth. It could be downright bumpy or blazed with boulders as obstacles. We might have to get out of our comfort zone, and learn a whole new language of financial jargon.
In this new series, I want to explore the following topics that families and individuals face as they plan their financial future:
Every path to financial freedom will be different and at the end of each post in the series I will give you some insight into our path pertaining to the post topic.
Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional financial planner. I am on the same path to financial freedom that you are on, although my circumstances will be different. I want to open up the line of communication to inspire you, learn from you and brainstorm with you, so hopefully we will all become financially FREE.
There is no set schedule for this series, but my goal is to have one post pertaining to this series every other week. I hope you will follow along.
I wish I could take responsibility for this beauty, but it came in our weekly share from our CSA. This melon was a gorgeous red and it was sweet and delicious.
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.
I served the Watermelon and Feta Salad with grilled chicken. You could eat the salad like a salsa with your favorite tortilla chips too!
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