Weekly Roundup – Anniversary Edition

My wife and I celebrated our 12th anniversary last weekend. Anniversaries are a great time to reflect on how far you’ve come, and for us, we’ve really come a long way, financially. Our biggest accomplishment is this was the first anniversary celebrated debt free.

We married with debt, accumulated more when I went back to school, and struggled for a number of years to get enough traction to finally get out. As great as that accomplishment was for us, it’s nowhere near as important as the birth of our kids – which ranks as the happiest moments of our first twelve years together.

The Frugal Roundup

Does Rewashing Ziploc Bags Really Save You Money? Still rewashing those bags daily? You may want to rethink that logic! (@The Simple Dollar)

Productivity Advice in 5 Words or Less. Quick, simple, and excellent tips. (@Marc and Angel Hack Life)

Thoughts On Lending Money. Loaning money to family and friends always places you on a slippery slope. Every time you are around that person there is always tension. (@Five Cent Nickel)

Real Estate Agents: Why You Rarely Get What You Pay For. Len takes a look at Realtor commissions and how he thinks they are a little pricey for what you get . (@Len Penzo)

5 Great Reasons to Not Watch (Much) TV. Tip #3 is my favorite. (@Simple Mom)

Best of the Rest


  1. What a great accomplishment….. both the 12 years 🙂 AND the debt free already 🙂 CELEBRATE!!!!!

  2. Congratulations on your 12th anniversary! Celebrating the fact that you are debt free is a wonderful combination.

  3. Congratulations!

    I am only on my 2nd year. I hvae a long way to go compared to you lol. You should be proud…..65% of people that married in the 90’s are now divorced. Good work!