Five-Dollar Words: Retirement

Welcome to the first post of a new series I’m calling “Five-Dollar Words.” We all hear a lot of big fancy words get thrown around a lot, and sometimes we just go along pretending like we understand the concept completely.  These posts aim to explain stuff we know we *should* know about, but don’t want […]

Update #10.5 – June 8, 2017

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 […]

Book Review – “Debt-Proof Living: How to Get Out of Debt & Stay That Way” by Mary Hunt

Note: This article contains an affiliate link.  If you buy the book through the Amazon link I provide in this post, I will earn a small commission, which will go towards helping me pay for the site’s hosting fees.  Thank you! Have you ever picked up a book and before you even finish the first chapter, […]

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

Do you struggle with spending money on stuff you know you don’t need?  Have you ever wondered why it’s a struggle?  Intellectually, yeah, you know you don’t need that new pair of shoes, or that new car, or that fidget spinner, or that whatever-you’re-buying.  So why’s it in your hand?  Why are you at the […]

Update #10 – May 2017

May was a relatively quiet month.  I think the longer we keep on this path, the more we’re realizing that big goals like this aren’t met with month after month of confetti, noisemakers, and celebration.  The majority of the time, we’re just quietly in the trenches, doing the hard work that leads to those moments […]

Don’t Unlock Your Paycheck – Ignore It

Let’s say you’re out doing some yard work this weekend, when all of a sudden some guy rear-ends your car that was parked in the street as he came around the corner.  He panics and drives off, and you can’t get a good look at his license plate fast enough.  All your neighbors are inside, […]

Book Review – “The Richest Man in Babylon” by George S. Clason

Note: This article contains an affiliate link.  If you buy the book through the Amazon link I provide in this post, I will earn a small commission, which will go towards helping me pay for the site’s hosting fees.  Thank you! “Our prosperity as a nation depends upon the personal financial prosperity of each of us […]

Should You Go On Vacation If You’re Broke?

You’ve heard of “the list,” right?  You know, the list of all the things you can’t do when you’re working to get out of debt.  Stuff like buying new clothes, eating in fancy restaurants, driving brand-new cars, and especially going on vacation.  Do those, and you’re asking for criticism from people that have heard you […]