Kona.

Last week, my family and I went to the Big Island in Hawaii to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Continue reading

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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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Turning the Page

I recently had the awesome opportunity to write a guest post for one of my favorite personal finance sites Budgets are Sexy, in which I did a review of my favorite budgeting app YNAB. If you haven’t done so just yet, please check it out! If you’re a new reader as a result of the post, welcome! I hope you enjoy reading the random musings of this cheap dad… Continue reading

Have Budget Will Travel – Part 2

Previously on Dad is Cheap….

We did it. We survived.

We lived to tell the tale of the harrowing journey that is a Road Trip with a BabyIn the span of three days we drove around 800 miles with a child. My poor baby. Can you imagine being strapped into a car seat for six hours? You have to snug them in pretty damn good too. I should know, I watched a lot of YouTube clips of how to use a car seat properly – thank you Car Seat Lady. Continue reading

Have Budget Will Travel – Part 1

Cousins can't wait to meet in person
Cousins can’t wait to meet in person

This weekend we’ll be visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Northern California to meet their new child born on Pi Day. Against our better judgment, we have decided to make the 400 mile trip by car instead of by plane. Continue reading