Update #18 – January 2018

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 […]

How Many Hours Are In Your Wallet?

We tend to think of money in terms of dollars.  And that makes sense, because that’s how most things are priced.  You go to the store, you see an item on the shelf, and you look at how many dollars it costs.  That system of currency-based value seems to work pretty well, because basically everyone […]

Update #17 – December 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 […]

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 […]

Book Review – “Money Proverbs” by Reid Ross

Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of an earlier edition of this book for free in exchange for my unbiased review. As you may have noticed, I’ve been putting these book reviews up once a month.  It allows me time to really read through them and think about the message each author has before I […]

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 […]