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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

snowy day in Colorado

Instead of financial wisdom today, I thought I’d give everyone a little time off from personal finance to reflect. Looking back on 2015, I’m very blessed and happy to have great family and friends, our health, a safe home, the ability to earn income that provides for our needs, and the freedom to live in a country where we have so many choices and opportunities. Change in Holiday Plans The big news at our house this week is that my parents, who were coming for Christmas for the first time ever, won’t able to make it due to some lingering health issues. While we are all disappointed, it was probably for the best. Southwest Colorado is getting pounded with snow that isn’t expected to let up until after Christmas. I’m not sure how happy anyone’s holidays would have been with family stuck somewhere in an airport! To make up for the lack of company, we decided to foster a dog. Originally, we were going to wait until after the new year, but when we saw Hazel, we knew she needed to spend the holidays with us. Hazel is probably about a year old and some sort of rez dog mix. ...

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Life Updates

Glenwood Springs tourist attractions

Hopefully today, I’m hiking up to Hanging Lake or biking along the Colorado River. Jim had a work trip this week and we are joining him for a little mini-vacation. Sometimes the best vacations are in your own backyard! I thought this would be a good chance to share some life updates. I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat. Foster Dog Update Foster dog Blake got adopted right before Memorial Day. We usually give adoptions a few weeks to make sure they stick, and it looks like this one is a done deal. His new family loves him and have renamed him Dobby after the house elf in Harry Potter. I would be lying if I said I didn’t almost have a mini panic attack turning him over to strangers. They had a big dog with a history of aggression toward other alpha dogs. This dog was not a alpha, so we were hopeful. I still had dreams about Blake getting ripped to shreds. It seems they get along fine and my fears were for nothing. It’s so good not to be a foster failure! Saver Express Probably is a Scam If you remember, Jim and I ...

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