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 […]

Update #12 – July 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]