Parents are pretty cool people. They spend untold amounts of time and money making sure that their children (hopefully) become responsible, productive adults that may in turn become parents themselves. But there’s one fatal flaw in almost every parent I’ve ever talked to: they’re getting older. I don’t mean like generationally, “people are having children […]
As I mentioned in last week’s post, I spent the first ten days of this month on the road with my wife and her family, driving through Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and about an hour of Idaho. We saw so much, hitting up Custer’s battlefield, the headwaters of the Missouri River, the ghost town of […]
Hey, everyone! This week, I’m half a country away from home visiting some absolutely gorgeous parts of God’s creation in Montana with my equally gorgeous wife and her wonderful family. I knew I wouldn’t have time to commit to producing a full post this week, so I asked a few friends for some help. If […]
Alright, guys. We’ve got a problem. I think I’ve affectionately mentioned my hoopty before: a 2004 Ford Taurus. She doesn’t have a name, we’re not that close, but sometimes I feel like we should be. I bought the car in 2008 with just over 50,000 miles for $10,999. I was so excited, it was the […]
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 […]
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome is the definition of insanity. Why did it take us so long to figure that out?
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, […]
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 […]
Using a budget doesn’t have to mean staying offline. Here are some ways you can have a “cash-only” budget without ever seeing a dollar bill!
Rachel and I have accepted the fact that in order to get out from underneath this mountain of debt, we’re going to have to sacrifice some things. We can’t eat out as much as we used to. We’ve had to sell quite a few things that we didn’t necessarily want to part with, but couldn’t […]