In The Beginning…

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end” Closing Time – Semisonic

 

Hello, and welcome to the first and what I hope to be many, MANY years of posts about money, life, and whatever else strikes my fancy. By way of introduction, I’m a 50-something wife, mom, and full time accounting administrator. I’m also a reformed runner and avid walker who likes to participate in half marathons, 10K’s, and breast cancer distance charity walks. More on that later…

My husband (hereafter known as “The Hubs”) is a military veteran and a soon-to-be-retired letter carrier with the US Postal Service. Part of my reason for starting this blog is a bit on the selfish side-I have a LOT to learn about the transition from worker to retiree so I have a lot of research to do. I plan on sharing what I learn with you here.

As for the “mom” part of the equation, my son, whom I will refer to as “Sonny”, is a special needs adult who will be living at home for the foreseeable future. A lot of my and my husband’s lives, by necessity, revolve around his needs.

The name, “Older Wiser Money Miser” came about while I was training for my next race. A TON of inspiration comes to me while I’m out walking! I will admit to not always being a good steward of my money. Wasteful is a bit harsh, but if I’m being honest it’s the word I need to use. It was only recently, when The Hubs’ retirement started looming, that I took a good, hard look at how I was spending and decided it was time to stop being so wasteful. I cut a whole lot of waste out of my budget (now that I actually HAVE a budget) and became much more intentional with how I manage the household funds. I plan on sharing with you some of the tools & methods I’ve found so that you can see options and ultimately decide what is right for you.

The word, “miser” has a negative connotation and I was on the fence with using it for that reason. I’m not by any means a miserly person. I’m more of a frugal person, but “Older Wiser Money Frugal Person” doesn’t sound quite right to me for some reason…I decided on “Older Wiser Money Miser” because, well, because it rhymes. My story and I’m sticking to it! 😊

Be well and God Bless. Until we meet again…

Author: olderwisermoneymiser

I’m a 50-something wife, mom, and full time accounting administrator sharing my journey from work to retirement.

12 thoughts on “In The Beginning…”

  1. Welcome to the blogosphere! I look forward to getting to know you better as we both travel this new chapter of life 🙂
    Visiting from the #MLSTL link-up.

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  2. Hi and welcome to our #MLSTL party – I’m so glad you found us and I’m excited to see where you go with your blog – it all sounds really interesting. I’ve always been a very frugal money manager with our family finances and we’ve managed to be debt free for the last decade – despite never being on a large income. The reduction in stress that being financially secure allows is unreal and if you can help others achieve that, then you’re providing an excellent service. I hope you’ll have lots to say about your family when you link up with us because that’s what our party is all about – personal stories and sharing and commenting on the others who link.
    I hope you’ll enjoy sharing the love with the others who’ve linked up.

    Thanks for linking up with us at #MLSTL and I’ve shared this on my SM xx
    Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au

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    1. Thank you, Leanne! My guys are awesome and have been very supportive as I start this new adventure! You’re right about the stress reduction – it’s amazing what a difference it’s made in my everyday life just being responsible. A real a-ha moment, for sure. Thanks for your support-I look forward to getting to know everyone.

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  3. How lovely to meet you and welcome to #MLSTL. We have so much in common and I would love to connect with you. I am a runner as well and enjoy running with friends and entering charity runs. We call ourselves the Saturday Sisters and are at the moment training for a long run – one in July and one in August. My husband is a veteran of the Vietnam War and my background was accounting and administration. I do hope you will link up each week and share your tips with us. Have a beautiful day and I would love to invite you to be one of my guests in my Over 50 & Thriving Series. If you would like to know more, please send me an email at sue@sizzlingtowardssixty.com.au Good luck with the blog!
    Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond

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