Monthly Archives: January 2009

#17 – Done

Posted by Katie on January 04, 2009
101 in 1001, Money / 3 Comments

#17 – Set up a joint checking account with Dave.

We showed up at the bank on Friday with all the required paperwork.  After an initial, “Congratulations on your marriage guys!”, the nice bank teller saw the date on our marriage license, “Oh, well, it took you a while to get over here, didn’t it?”

This goal sounds easy enough.  The tricky part comes when you understand the implications.

So far our system for money management has worked out just fine.  We both make money, we both have bills and we share responsibility for the bills we have in common.  “It’s your turn to buy groceries.”  “Yes, but it’s your turn to pay rent.”  No problem.  This system worked because while we both manage our money effectively, we do so in very different ways.  The merging of our two systems into one bank account could easily result in bounced checks, late fees and the disconnection of the electricity.

So why change the game and get a joint checking account?  If we are going to have long-term financial goals in common and ultimately buy a house together, we need to be able to manage our money together in the short-term.  This means that we both have to change our style a little bit and start talking about money more.

Here’s hoping we can keep the electricity on!

Bad cat

Posted by Katie on January 02, 2009
Moxie / 5 Comments

Cat food

Dave put Moxie on a diet.  Moxie took matters into her own paws…and teeth.

#1 – Done

Posted by Katie on January 01, 2009
101 in 1001, New Year's / 9 Comments

Fortune

#1 – Make a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.

Dave and I went out for a great dinner on New Year’s Eve at our favorite BYOB Thai restaurant.  Dave surprised me on Christmas with a bottle of wine in my stocking that was from the same vineyard as a great bottle of wine we had had on our honeymoon.  We shared the bottle over dinner last night.  It was wonderful!

And my official Thai fortune for the new year can be seen above.  Should help me out with the list, no?

I have finished my 101 in 1001 list and started the clock.  I have until Thursday, September 28, 2011.  You can read all of my goals and follow my progress on the new 101 in 1001 page I created.  I promise to blog along the way.

I better get started.