How About Another Question and Answer?


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Hey everyone! I hope all of you are having a great week. If you haven’t read it yet, please read my post that was published on Monday – Do You Make Excuses For Why You’re Not Following Your Dream?

I really like Question and Answer type posts lately where I can just talk and talk and talk.

It’s also nice because hopefully readers can learn more about me and I can also learn more about all of you as well.

The other day I asked everyone on Twitter to send me any question that they want, and I said I would answer them.

Comment with your answers below! And if you would like me to answer a question of your own, you can always ask in the comments as well.

What is your best time management tip?

This is something that I am asked all the time. Recently I created a post on having a successful work-life balance.

My top tip would probably be to rank your tasks in order of importance, and then knock them out in that order. However, if you have a task that will take a short amount of time (such as 5 minutes), then just knock it out so that you don’t have to think about it.

Being able to cross things off my to do list always feels nice.

How much will your wedding end up costing you?

We are now deep into the wedding planning process, and boy there is a lot more work than I thought that there would be. I have been buying some little things every now and then, and now I really just have all of the big things (and the most expensive parts of the wedding) to look forward to.

I believe that we have around another $10,000 to spend, and that is with around $2,000 of cushion in the budget because I am sure that I will forget something. We have already negotiated and paid for around $4,000 to $5,000 as well.

In total, our wedding will probably be right under $15,000. It’s a little more than I wanted to spend since we do have to pay for everything ourselves, but that’s not a bad amount for the amount of people that we are having.

And, yes, I do realize that this is a personal finance blog but we have budgeted and saved for our wedding!

What I want you guys to answer is: a) How much you actually spent on your wedding; and b) How much you planned/plan to spend.

What is your ideal sized home?

Our home right now is around 2,500 square feet if you include our finished basement. I would say that something around 2,000 to 2,500 square feet not including a basement would be my ideal home size for our next home when we have kids running wildly all over the place.

What’s your favorite movie?

The other day I went to the bank, and a bank teller had a little frame on her desk that stated her name and a little tidbit about herself. She said her favorite movie was The Town. If any of you have ever seen that movie then you will understand why that is just a tad funny…

Anyway, my favorite movie… I don’t even know. I like a lot of mafia, zombie, and some other weird movies. Oh yeah and I could watch any movie with Leonardo DiCaprio about 1,000,000 times and I have pretty much loved every movie that he has been in. I love a lot of the normal classics that everyone seems to like, but I also really like the movies Casino and Goodfellas.

Childhood movies that I love include ET (of course!) and Flight of the Navigator. If you know what Flight of the Navigator is then we will probably become best friends.

What is a weird dream of yours?

A definite farfetched dream of mine (Wes has the same dream), would be to sell all our stuff and buy a sailboat. I read a good amount of sailing blogs and sometimes I even stalk sailing forums like it’s my job.

I do think it sounds wonderful, but I have also read many sailing blogs where they talk about how much work it is so I do know that it’s not all just a fairytale.

Your turn!

#Life #QampA

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