How We Achieved Southwest Companion Pass Status in 2019

Southwest Airlines and their branded credit cards offer an insane travel opportunity that make them worth their weight in gold. THE COMPANION PASS The Companion Pass stipulations per southwest.com “Companion Pass is the benefit that allows you to choose one person to fly with you, free of airline charges (does not include taxes and fees […]

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Why We Aren’t Finding Out the Sex of our Baby

Subtitle: And Why I Don’t Care To Know What You Think It Is   I’m sure it’s the same for every woman on the planet, but I always get two questions when someone finds out I’m pregnant: Q: When are you due? What are you having? A: None of your beeswax. None of your beeswax, […]

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2018 in Review and Goals for the New Year

  In spite of my not having worked the first three months of 2018 (against my will, for once), financially the Warckens crushed it last year. I didn’t start working until the first week of April, and just to show how much of a sugar mama I am, I made more in my first two […]

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Mother Earth Forgive Me… I’m Pregnant

I think of children as books, or dogs, or cars. There are plenty out there who need good homes, so why buy new? No sir, not me, I guarantee it I had a miscarriage two years ago (which you can read all about here) and I swore I’d never give pregnancy another go. I was […]

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Day Hiking Nevada’s Highest Mountain

  Nevada’s highest mountain, Boundary Peak, lies on its border with California in the White Mountains in the middle of the aptly named Boundary Peak Wilderness within Inyo National Forest. It’s elevation is 13,140 ft, depending on where you look, and it’s one of the more challenging peaks we’ve summitted so far. Not just physically, […]

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Are Things Really That Bad, or Do You Just Like to Complain?

Disclosure: I am a complainer. Post disclosure disclosure: I am making a conscious effort to stop complaining. Post disclosure disclosure note: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” – Master Yoda I recently read Will Bowen’s A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted and am […]

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Buy Gift Cards Online at a Discount

  Today I’m here to talk to you about free money, and you all know how I feel about free money. There are lots of ways to make and save money online and buying discounted gift cards is something you might never have considered. Note: You can also sell gift cards online if you receive […]

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What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

  When we moved from Oklahoma to Arizona I drove the Subaru, Sheila, and Greg drove the Tundra, who he named Percolator? Harvey Judgerson? I can’t remember. The point is, I had a lot of hours to listen to financial podcasts and think about money in the solitary comfort of my own vehicle. How much […]

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Does Your “Stuff” Contribute To Your Life Plan?

A friend recently asked for some advice regarding a sentimental piece of furniture. It’s been in her family for years, but she’s moving soon and it doesn’t fit into her new, smaller, much cheaper (YEAH, BABY) apartment. She knows if she were to get rid of it, her family would be upset with her, but […]

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Hiking Arizona’s Highest Mountain

  We Are “Highpointers” G.Hammer is on a mission to see the top of, or “high point” of every state before he turns 50. 50 in 50 kind of thing. That’s the definition of a “highpointer”- someone who hikes or climbs high points. I say G.Hammer is on a mission because I don’t, as this […]

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