2017 – Our Year View Mirror

Well, well, well… here we are, at the end of another year.  The second full one Rachel and I have spent as husband and wife, the first full one this little blog has enjoyed, and hopefully the last one in which I’ll have to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet.  If nothing else, […]

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 […]

Guest Post: Three Steps to a Debt-Free Life – Ashley @ Debt Academy

Hey, everyone!  This week’s post comes from Ashley over at Debt Academy.  She gives us three easy ways we can get on the path towards freedom from debt.  Thanks for contributing, Ashley! If your family is anything like mine, then chances are, debt is one of the unfortunate constants in your life. In fact, the […]

Book Review – “Love Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits for Living the Life You Want” by Rachel Cruze

Disclaimer: The links provided in this post are Amazon affiliate links. Technology is super cool.  Just this morning, I was able to see one friend’s baby taking her first steps, share in another friend’s view of the sunrise in Jamaica, and celebrate my cousin’s anniversary, all without even getting out of bed.  But to mangle […]

We Saved Over $13,000 by Refinancing Our Student Loans!

As I mentioned in my last update post, Rachel and I refinanced our student loans last month.  It seemed like a lot of work at first, but the draw of cutting the interest rate proved too irresistible, so we took the leap.  How’d we make out?  Let’s take a look! Refinancing: What Even Is It? […]

Update #14 – September 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 #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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five-Dollar Words: Retirement

Welcome to the first post of a new series I’m calling “Five-Dollar Words.” We all hear a lot of big fancy words get thrown around a lot, and sometimes we just go along pretending like we understand the concept completely.  These posts aim to explain stuff we know we *should* know about, but don’t want […]