Affording Parenthood.

$233,610.

According to this article on CNN, that’s around how much it’s going to cost me to raise Addie until she’s 17. Of course this doesn’t include all the fun stuff like college and when my daughter inevitably comes home after that to mooch from me and my wife for a few years until she gets a real job ;). With another baby on the way in April, we’re looking to spend a cool half  million on diapers, formula, clothes, and extracurricular activities on these two little ones. Continue reading

Summer Days of the Future Past

I’ve been lagging a lot the past few months on the blog.

With the summer months (and my newish job) it’s been difficult dedicating time to write. I’ve been blogging for over a year and I’ve realized that I don’t necessarily like writing, but I LOVE having written. It’s time for me to get back to writing. Continue reading

How I Travel Hacked 3 Free Round Trip Tickets to Hawaii

A special shout out to Michael The Honeymoon Guy for teaching me the ways of Travel Hacking, in which you sign up for a bunch of travel credit cards to take advantage of the signup bonuses.  He wrote a post on his blog how he helped me figure out how to score my tickets to Hawaii. 🙂 This is my version of the events. 

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Finding Your Why

Since starting the blog, more people have come up to me about the challenges they face when it comes to managing their finances. I’ve heard it all – it’s too hard, too boring, too complicated. Things like saving, investing, or retirement are foreign concepts to a lot of people. I was that way for most of my life. Continue reading

“I Love You, Mama.”

I wrote about last week how the last two years have been the best years of my life. While I do my best to be the best father I can be, nothing can really compare to what my wife has done for our family. She’s been our rock over the past two years taking care of both me and Addie. I’m thankful for every single day that she said Yes to this nerdy, antisocial, and awkward guy.  Continue reading

Two.

This past week was Addie’s 2nd birthday. People aren’t joking when they say that time really does fly when you have a child. I attribute this to the lack of sleep. For the past two years I’ve been walking around in a sleep deprived haze in which one day blends seamlessly to next. Continue reading