Lessons Learned Watching Facebook Flip-Flops

I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Facebook.  Though I’ve never gone so far as to deactivate my account, I’ve taken more breaks from that service than Ross and Rachel could ever dream of taking.  On one hand, I can’t stand the constant torrent of political whining, vague rants from upset lovers, and just the general […]

Car Subscriptions Are Now a Thing

For the last I don’t know how many years, if you wanted to buy a car, you basically had two options: you either bought it with cash or a loan, or you leased it.  Leasing has always been confusing to me, since you still have payments, you can’t drive the thing as much, and at […]

Nostalgia Vs. Logic

A couple of days ago, I did something I never thought I’d do: I sold my beloved Super Nintendo.  You guys, I loved that thing.  I can’t tell you how strong the feeling of betrayal was that I felt as I was typing in the details on Craigslist.  It’s like I was listing my best friend […]

Is Being Debt-Free a Terrible Goal?

A few days ago, a fellow blogger that I follow on Instagram shared a post she found from yet another writer, who goes by the pseudonym Liquid Independence and writes at Freedom Thirty-Five Blog.  The post was titled “Why Becoming Debt-Free Is A Terrible Goal,” which immediately piqued my curiosity, and not in a good […]

Building Wealth Requires Discipline, Not Status

I live about 10 minutes from the hospital I was born in.  In fact, I’ve always lived about 10 minutes from the hospital I was born in.  The apartment complex my wife and I rent from is right in the middle of suburbia.  Crime, while present, isn’t exactly rampant, and the school system prepares its […]

Separation of Church and Bank?

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that we’re following Dave Ramsey’s Baby Steps in our effort to clean up our finances and ultimately start building wealth.  And if you know anything about Dave Ramsey, you’ll have heard him refer to various parts of the Christian bible as the […]

It’s Not About the Coffee

Alright, let’s talk about the “latte factor.”  You know, the one that berates people for their morning coffee routine.  Just in case you’re one of today’s lucky 10,000, the latte factor suggests that if instead of spending $5 every weekday in the drive-through, you saved that money in an investment account earning an average 8% […]

Money Isn’t That Important. That’s Why It’s Important.

It’s true.  Money, in the grand scheme of things isn’t that important.  No, you’re not crazy, you did just read that sentence on a blog about money, written by a guy that is changing his and his wife’s lifestyle as a result of money’s effect.  Don’t believe me?  Okay, imagine that someone gave you a […]