“She works hard for the money…”

Last night, I finally got my booty off the couch and went on a walk/jog with my fiance around our apartment complex. Luckily it’s large and there’s a trail weaving all through it. We used our time together to talk and and work on our relationship.

[Sidenote: we also ran into a young cat that started following us, but my fiance is allergic and made me walk away from it. 😦 Since I don’t have a photo of it, I drew one for you instead!]

kitty

I suck at Paint.

We talked about our future and how we would deal with children (don’t worry family – it’s not happening for a while) and then our conversation turned to finances. We don’t have salaried jobs, but we make enough money to pay the bills and have some left over now (most of the time). We’re better off now that he’s got another job and the pressure’s off me to make most of the money.

After our talk, I ran into an article from USNews about ’50 Smart Money Moves.” I enjoy reading personal finance blogs/websites, especially from others in my age group. Probably because I never had a great example of using money wisely growing up and I want to be able to teach my future children good money habits. I’ll be talking about five of the “smart money moves” after the jump, and click on the link to check it out for yourself, as well as some other blogs that I check on a nearly-daily basis. Keep reading!