Bienvenidos a Miami

Have you ever had to make a choice between something you want to do vs. something you need to do? Have you ever had to make big financial decisions while unemployed? Have you ever fought to find balance between spending time with your friends vs. saving much needed money? Recently Mr. Money Squirrel and I had to make some choices like this. We were invited to a friends wedding in Read more…


Time on my hands

One thing moving to a new state with no job, few friends or family provides is time. I have tons of time. To think, to organize, to read, to worry, to second guess, to read, to miss people back home, to read, to watch Supernatural. So much time on my hands and what do I feel I am doing with it most, besides reading 🙂 – avoiding job hunting. Fear Read more…


September 2018 Update

So it has been a month since we moved to Ann Arbor to start a new chapter of our lives. I’ve been fortunate enough to find a new job which should be starting in the next couple of weeks. I’ll be a Financial Services Representative for MassMutual. In layman’s terms that means that I will be selling insurance, investments, and financial plans. I’m really excited to get started working. Given Read more…


10 Financial Tips for Married Couples

Hello friends and thank you for coming to our blog. Mr. Money Squirrel and I are dedicated to sharing our financial journey in the hopes that it will help others on theirs. There are many financial tips for married(and committed) couples so we boiled it down to our top ten. What we share is based on our experiences. Our hope is that this will answer some of the common questions Read more…


Mrs. Money Squirrel Gets Started

Most of us love New Year’s Eve: New Beginnings, revelry, resolutions, debauchery, riding in the bed of pick-up trucks to get cheesesteaks, fireworks, confetti, champagne and personal financial planning. Last one doesn’t sound quite right you say? Well once upon a time this girl would have agreed with you. I’m fairly certain I had just turned 21 a few months prior and it was my first drinking age New Year’s Read more…


The Start of a New Chapter

Mr and Mrs. Money Squirrel decided to take a leap of faith and move to a new town…no jobs, no real prospects, only some family and a dream…to get out of debt and to build a better life.