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 […]

Update #11 – June 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Update #9 – April 2017

Well, I can’t say that we matched last month for progress, but we’re still trucking right along.  Our progress this month was slowed a little by Rachel’s family reunion, but we decided together that it was worth the speed bump.  Now, the good stuff! The Numbers January 2016 (Start) March 2017 April 2017 Car Loan $4,685.88 PAID […]