My First Blog

My name is Shay. I'm a stay at home mom who is turning 40 this year. I have been married to my best friend, Wally for almost 12 years. We have three beautiful, smart, sweet children; Abigail, 8 Spencer, 5 and Claire, 3. We own our own network consulting business and I am the main bookkeeper.

I have so many ideas floating around in my head. I'm not sure where to start. My main blog interest is in financial topics and the emotions and values surrounding it. Parenting and organizing are also interests of mine as well. So you may see a parenting or organizing tip thrown in here or there as well.

I have been the main budgeter and money handler in our marriage and business. I love doing it for the most part. I'm definitely the numbers cruncher. I love spreadsheets and reports. My husband trusts my decisions, so I tend to do my own thing, sometimes with bad results. I've learned so much about money in the last 2 1/2 years. Things in my life have changed. I've become more focused and less selfish for the here and now stuff and more about the long term effects of our spending. I read Dave Ramsey's book, Total Money Makeover and it changed the way I look at income and debt. I had always been a budgeter, but usually overspent and charged on credit cards. We are currently paying off our debt and saving an emergency fund.

  • I want to be able to create interesting stimulating discussions with people about how money is used and spent.
  • I want to delve into the childhood lessons that taught us about money.
  • I want to see how money is used by others to fulfill goals.
  • I want to teach you how to have peace and financial freedom.

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