About Angela and Kirby

Anytime you see "Angel and Kirby" that means it's a post written by both Angela Jacobson and Kirby Jacobson. We enjoy helping people learn about saving, setting goals, and managing their money wisely. We're all about helping people accomplish their goals!

Happy Thanksgiving

AJ & KJ: We are so overwhelmingly blessed that we have daily conversations about everything that we are thankful for. It’s incredibly important to us to share as much as possible, and we hope that you all find a way … Continue reading

Three money tips for a successful marriage

KJ: Attached to this post is a particularly interesting, short video(1) about the importance of talking about money as a couple (which extends in my opinion to both before and during marriage). My wife and I have always been very … Continue reading

Building a desk

AJ/KJ: Saving isn’t always about how much you set aside. Sometimes it is about the costs you avoid. AJ: When Kirby and I started living together in college (sorry, Mom!) we had one enormous desk. It was more than enough … Continue reading

How to build a budget

AJ: Budgets don’t often receive a great response. They require planning, focus, dedication, and a small amount of ignoring what you want in lieu of the greater good. I’ve been talking about retiring since I was in college. Being able … Continue reading

Food, food, food

AJ: We love food, and our budget (and sometimes our bodies :)) reflects that. It wouldn’t be realistic for us to set a $300 food budget for ourselves, because that isn’t at all in line with how we choose to … Continue reading