With July upon us, it’s time to look back on June and figure out how we did in meeting our goals over the month of June. June was a busy month for our family as we hosted my sister for a month and our daughters had swim lessons two weeks over the course of the month. Those two weeks were extremely busy.
The school year is officially over. It the summer months that I enjoy, because I am working on an article, when I would normally be running out the door to take my daughters to daycare. Instead, I am writing an article as the sunrises while I drink a cup of tea.
Now, I have made a lot of mistakes throughout my life dealing with finances. From digging myself a large debt hole to not maxing out all retirement accounts, but one of the biggest mistakes that I have made is not understanding the 457 deferred compensation plan.
Last October, we jumped into travel rewards and we benefited greatly! We continue to follow our plan laid out in October of 2018, with modifications here and there. This article is a review of what our plan looked like at the start, a breakdown of the steps we have taken today, the travel redeemed and a look at how our credit score was affected due to travel rewards.