The Case for Paying More

I don’t think you spend enough money on your stuff.   There, I said it.  Go ahead, read it again.  Alright, now that you’re either confused or offended, let me explain what I mean.  Our culture of expendability has led us to expect everything we could ever want for free, or at the very least, as […]

Update #22 – May 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 […]

Why Saving Should Really Be “Deferred Spending”

Opposites attract.  Cliché?  Yes.  True?  Eh, the jury’s still out, but at least on money issues, it’s pretty close.  If you listen to Dave Ramsey long enough, you’ll hear him talk about the “nerd” and the “free spirit” in a relationship.  What’s he’s referring to is the natural inclination of one person in the relationship […]

Update #21 – April 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 […]

Book Review – “The Cheapskate Next Door” by Jeff Yeager

Disclaimer: The links provided in this post are Amazon affiliate links. Crowdsourcing is pretty commonplace nowadays.  We use it to raise money for new ideas we have on Kickstarter or our medical bills on Gofundme, we use it to help us make any number of decisions through Twitter polls, we even use it to settle […]

Update #20 – March 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 […]

Debt is Cancer

For the last two months, Rachel and I have put our debt snowball on hold while we work to sort out this tax emergency.  That’s two months of watching our progress plateau, two months of looking at basically the same numbers on our accounts.  And it doesn’t look like we’re going to get out of […]

Update #19 – February 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 […]

What I’ve Learned About Money While Watching the Olympics

I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been glued to the TV for the last two weeks watching the Winter Olympics.  I’ve become especially, inexplicably obsessed with curling, at least until next month when I forget it exists again.  Maybe it’s because for the most part, these athletes aren’t professionals like we tend to […]

How to Not Owe Buckets of Money at Tax Time

Basically ever since I had my first job scooping ice cream, tax time has been kind of weird for me.  Some people get moderately excited about the thought of a refund, but then forget about it five minutes later.  Even more people put off doing their taxes until the last possible day, causing traffic jams […]