FPU & Finances Category



Nov 17
2011

No TV for 900 Days


We haven’t heard the white-noise of a TV in the background for nearly two and a half years. It may seem ludicrous to you, but we haven’t turned on a television since we lived in Manhattan in 2009. You probably wake up and turn on the news. You come home and settle into your primetime routine on your channel of choice. Well, in our house, this hasn’t been the case. We never had anything against…

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Jul 02
2011

The Protest: My Property Tax Hearing


I protested our property taxes. When we purchased the home, our realtor told me that our taxes were way too high, especially since we purchased the home as a foreclosure. Well, I wasn’t at all familiar with the process and looked online for protest instructions (subsequently after writing this post I found this awesome instructional video). I found a website with a phone number, but whenever I called I looped through automated responses and then…

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Aug 23
2008

Reflections on Motherhood


I can no longer shower by myself when I’m home alone with the kids. One, or both children are in the bathroom with me. I now look forward to being the only person in the bathroom, which I took for granted the first 26 years of my life. My favorite iPhone application is Things. It’s a productivity app, and I love that it has an icon badge so I always know how many tasks I…

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