December 2017 Budget Report

Our December was dominated by our Christmas/New Year’s vacation to southern California. We took two weeks off! We stayed with Kyle’s parents, and it was amazing to have more adults around to help take care of DPR. Kyle and I were able to go out on our own a couple times and even have free hours at home when she was playing with her grandparents. I can appreciate even more the value of having family members around when raising young children. We only get that benefit sporadically, but like this trip usually when we do it’s pretty intensive.
 
 
One of the fun activities I did in my free time over the break was budget planning for 2018! I completed a total reset of our targeted savings system when the New Year rolled over, reallocating savings we had in place and setting new savings rates/goals. I also did some preliminary calculations for …