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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update #16 – November 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 […]

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, […]

Lessons Learned From a Week of Rest

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I spent the first ten days of this month on the road with my wife and her family, driving through Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, and about an hour of Idaho.  We saw so much, hitting up Custer’s battlefield, the headwaters of the Missouri River, the ghost town of […]

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 […]

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 […]