errands this afternoon. I stopped by The
Post Office, filled up the car with gas and dropped off dry cleaning. Everywhere I went festive people were dressed
in Halloween costumes. I saw Jack
Sparrow and a Harry Potter character. I
think he was a Harry Potter character. I
saw a fireman. I’m positive he wasn’t a
real fireman. I saw a woman with a witch’s
hat and nothing else on her that resembled a witch. I saw lots of wigs, too. There are wigs of all different colors. Pink and blue seem to be popular this year. I blame Pink, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry for
In 2006, we got the bug to stop renting and buy our own home. Who didn’t, then, right? Like most couples, we wanted a place of our own. We first educated ourselves on the process and the real estate market in the Denver Metro Area. We didn’t want to live far outside because this is a great location between our work, family and friends.
We talk a lot about managing our grocery budget. It makes achieving financial goals easier. As of 2012, the average household spends 9% of its income on groceries. This doesn’t include eating out (restaurants, shops or work/school cafeteria), household products or pet food. This is a significant portion of our budgets.