Investing In….

Posted by idawrites on February 13, 2008 in Finance, Planning |

There are some fantastic resources on the internet and at the public library who can point you in the right direction for just about any type of investing. You can research and buy stocks, bonds, CDs, property, and the list gos on… I will willingly admit that I don’t pay much attention to the investing resources yet, as I am still very deep in debt and this has to be my first priority.

This morning, I had an epiphany. I am already investing. I’m investing in me. I’m investing in my marriage. I’m investing in my family.

Right now though, my main focus is on investing in my career. Receiving calls about a job making more than double my salary has made me re-evaluate some things. If I am qualified for this job, and it’s a market that has a lot of openings, I’d be kind of silly not to exploit that.

I’ve started taking online tutorials and education modules to increase my knowledge and marketability. It’s not costing me anything but time. The tutorials are all free and there for the taking. The more I expand my skills in this area by doing the practice drills, taking the skills assessments, and developing generic items to add to my portfolio, the more I am investing in me… and therefore my family and my marriage.

How does this correspond to my family and marriage? Simple! For every dollar I increase my income, the amount of time to pay off our debt decreases. For every decrease in our debt, the less stress and strain on Mark and I, and the less we have to put off things we want for the children. In short, this investment has the potential to free my family from the monetary constraints that have limited Mark and my ability to provide in the ways we WANT to for everyone.

I feel good about my current investment portfolio 🙂 It’s not large… but it WILL BE!

Experiment #1- Yesterday’s Spending
I Spent: $18.22 for hair color and PTA supplies

1 Comment

  • FrugalMomLA says:


    I didn’t see an email where I could contact you so I’ll just put this request here. I’d like to write a post on my blog in the near future that lists prices for staple commodities in various regions throughout the country in order to do a cost comparison. If you’re willing to participate, please email back to cnonnemaker@gmail.com with the following information:

    Blog name and/or url:
    Price for a gallon of milk:
    Price for a loaf of sandwich bread:
    Price for a pound of apples:
    Price for a gallon of gas:


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