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

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself

After a long hiatus, I’m back on the keyboard. Didja miss me? Maybe a little bit? 😉

What has gone on in the past few months since I’ve been away? Let me see… 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

Your Budget, Your Life

I was recently interviewed in My Money Counts in which I discuss my relationship with my wife when it comes to managing our finances. If you haven’t done so, please check it out! Thanks Pamela for featuring me 🙂


In a previous life (i.e. 3 years ago), I couldn’t wrap my head around budgeting. This was coming from a guy who worked in finance and could Index/Match with the best of them. As a number crunching desk jockey I spend my days working in Excel. I had zero desire to create a budget spreadsheet to manage our finances.  Continue reading

The Lonely Road of Personal Finance

I’ve been blogging about personal finance and fatherhood for over a year. I started this blog as a way to show people that this money stuff isn’t that complicated. You don’t need to be a doctor or lawyer to save, invest, or even retire early. All you need to do is pay attention. 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