Thursday Think Tank: Home Security, Needles and Plungers

The Thursday Think Tanks are semi-random thoughts that may not necessarily fall directly into the category of finances, but I still feel are worth sharing. Read at your own risk!

Starting Credit Card Debt (01.01.19): $126,310.77
Current Credit Card Debt: $109,299.87
Total Paid Off: $17,010.90
Income Going to Savings: 2%

We moved in June of last year. The town we previously lived in has a pretty severe homeless problem, and with that comes a lot of drug activity and bad behavior.

We were fortunate to live in a nice part of town, but we still often had issues in our neighborhood. We were a sleepy little housing community of quiet cul-de-sacs, gardens, parks, and backyard BBQs, and everyone got along great. It was the type of quiet community you might see in a Ron Howard movie, and we loved it.

Then we started to hear rumors of “that one house.” It was on the main street, about 8 houses down from ours, and looked perfectly presentable on the outside.Read More »