Quit Complaining At Work

It’s review time at my company.  As is the case every year, the conversation around the proverbial water cooler turns to how much of a raise everyone thinks we are or aren’t going to get, or how the system is “rigged” to reward the favorites on the team while leaving the rest of us high […]

Update #24 – July 2018

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is. TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us. That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

The Only Net Worth Update You’ll (Probably) Ever Get From Me

Here’s an update post I’ve been waiting to do for a long time.  For the first time in our adult lives, Rachel and I have a net worth above zero! That’s right, for the entirety of the time I’ve been writing here about personal finance (and for quite some time before that), we have owed […]

Book Review – “12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You” by Tony Reinke

Disclaimer: Links in this post are Amazon affiliate links.  Thank you for your support of this site! I have a confession to make.  When it comes to self-help books, I have kind of a strange definition of what “help” means.  So many books written today are about empowerment and convincing yourself that you’re just the […]

Update #23 – June 2018

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is. TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us. That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Update #22 – May 2018

Hey!! If you’re new to the site or haven’t been here in some time, you may be wondering what this post is. TL;DR – my wife Rachel and I started our marriage together with over $80,000 worth of debt between us. That got old REAL quick, so we turned to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover […]

Avoid the Financial Gnostics

In the early days of the Christian church, splinters of people all over the place began teaching slightly different versions of what Jesus taught, and what had been taught for centuries before through the Old Testament.  As these deviations from past teaching became more magnified and the splinters became more numerous, one became an especially […]

Why Saving Should Really Be “Deferred Spending”

Opposites attract.  Cliché?  Yes.  True?  Eh, the jury’s still out, but at least on money issues, it’s pretty close.  If you listen to Dave Ramsey long enough, you’ll hear him talk about the “nerd” and the “free spirit” in a relationship.  What’s he’s referring to is the natural inclination of one person in the relationship […]