Back That Thang Up!

We put everything on our computers and phones.  Pictures, movies, music, text messages, bank statements, tax returns, recipes, dank memes, our digital life is all over the place.  So what happens if you take your phone for a swim and get an unexpected lesson in the difference between waterproof and water resistant?  Or what if your […]

Grow Where You’re Planted

I hate cheesy platitudes.  Like, I really despise them.  If it’s in the college dorm decoration section at Target or a trending hashtag, you can pretty much bet that it will never leave my lips under any circumstances other than mockery and mourning for tomorrow’s generation.  But for some reason, “grow where you’re planted” gets a […]

Christmas: It’s in December This Year

Did you know that Christmas is in fact coming this year?  Yeah, I think it’s going to be around the 25th.  I just wanted to let you all know so that you don’t get surprised by it, like we tend to do every. single. year.  So now that we’ve remembered it’s coming, how do we […]

Cut the Cord, Cut the Bill

Disclaimer: Amazon links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I get a little percentage of whatever you buy from those links. The rest of the links are just to make things easier for you, and I truly want you to find what works for you, Amazon or no Amazon. Thanks for your support! Okay, […]

Do We Have an Obligation to Care for Aging Parents?

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 […]

Lessons Learned From a Week of Rest

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 […]

Roundtable Discussion: How Does Our View of Finances Affect Our Faith?

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 […]

Major Speed Bump Ahead!

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 […]

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 […]