On January 10, 2016 in Big Picture, Books, goals by notrustfund

Happy New Year!  Just like last year, I’m writing this with sub-zero temperatures outside. 2015 We had another uneventful year, in the best of all possible ways.  While I never mentioned it here, our family had some serious health issues in 2014 that caused a lot of stress.  I only bring it up now because … Continue reading


February Loves

On February 14, 2015 in Big Picture by notrustfund

Fitbit – After must research, I finally took the plunge and bought a fitbit charge.  I’ve had it for three weeks now and already feel lost without it.  If you have a new iPhone and always have your phone on you, most of the functionality of the fitbit is already on your phone.  I have … Continue reading


Another Year

On January 4, 2015 in Big Picture by notrustfund

It’s currently below zero here and I’m curled up on the couch with a blanket.  It’s hard to know where to start 367 days after last writing here.  What used to be a weekly or even daily event is now happening once a year? 2014 This was an uneventful year for the NoTrustFund family on … Continue reading


Happy New Year

On January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized by notrustfund

It’s been so long I don’t even know where to begin.  I’ve been busy with a new job and my family (writing this almost feels like an understatement) that I have not even felt guilty about my lack of posts over the past few months.  However, I’ve missed this blog and writing, and connecting with … Continue reading


Wine at Nine: June Edition

On June 30, 2013 in Wine At Nine by notrustfund

A lot happened in June, but very little of involved any reading.  I foolishly brought some books along on our first big family vacation with both kids and realized that there was very little time for reading. I’m midway through two summer fiction books and will write about them next month if either of them … Continue reading


Wine at Nine: May Edition

On June 2, 2013 in Wine At Nine by notrustfund

Things have been busy and I did not read a single book last month beyond finish up some reads from last month.  I spent a lot more time on work related things last month, the weather is warmer and many nights that I would usually spent reading were instead spent on walks with friends or … Continue reading


Wine at Nine: April Edition

On April 30, 2013 in Wine At Nine by notrustfund

I started this series for months just like this one.  Months when things are so busy it never really occurs to me to sit down and write, much less think of something to write about.  And my reading for the month is a good reflection of this month.  A lot of things got started but … Continue reading


Wine At Nine: March Edition

On March 28, 2013 in Wine At Nine by notrustfund

Growing up I was lucky to believe life was pretty much the same for boys and girls.  So much so that even as I got older I never really identified with ‘women’s issues’.    For better or worse, I’ve lost my youthful innocence and the books I’m reading this month were a reminder of how … Continue reading


Trying New Things

On March 12, 2013 in Big Picture by notrustfund

It’s easy to have a routine.  In the winter, especially with kids, it’s easy to do the same thing most weekdays and the same things most weekends.  For the past couple fo months I’ve  been making an effort lately to try new things, and have found that one new thing leads to another.  Here are … Continue reading

Defining Enough

On March 7, 2013 in Big Picture, Financial independence by notrustfund

The tricky thing about personal finance is that no one thing works for everyone.  With the exception of spending less than you earn, what works for one person might not to work for another.  Not to mention that everyone has a different income, different expenses, is at a different life stage and has different goals. … Continue reading

Wine At Nine: February Edition

On February 28, 2013 in Wine At Nine by notrustfund

Welcome to month two of Wine At Nine.  If you want to know more about this series, check out last month’s post. We’re at the stage of winter where I really wish we had booked a warm weather vacation.  I hope you are staying warm. Keystone Habits In The Power of Habit, Duhigg spends a … Continue reading