Summer vacation meant being outside all the time. Riding bikes for hours, playing baseball in an empty lot, and building forts at the edge of town were the norm for me. But this summer isn't working out like that at all for my fourteen … [Read more...] about I Will NOT Let My Son Waste His Summer Vacation, Or Our Gym Membership
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We're in our mid 30s and we have no kids. We also have relatively little debt (compared to our current income), but I still worry about "what happens if one of us loses our job?". Well we have enough in savings to hold us off for well over a year of … [Read more...] about Are your employer benefits enough?
(Photo by Clever Dude) While most of our friends are parents now, sometimes of their 3rd or 4th child, kids are not in our plans for anytime in our future. It's not that we don't like kids, because we love our nieces, nephew and friend's kids, but … [Read more...] about Giving the gift of a European vacation
First I want to say that I recognize that there are millions of Americans, and probably billions across the globe who wish they were in my position, and I feel very blessed and lucky for both my wife and I to have jobs, especially ones that pay … [Read more...] about Can’t find a job? Can’t earn more? Want a change? Move!
I recently saw an episode of House Hunters that annoyed me. The premise of the show, if you haven't seen it, is someone is looking for a home, whether it be to rent or own, a townhouse, apartment, single family or whatever. They show 3 choices and at … [Read more...] about Are you an adult and still living with your parents?
(Guest post from Libby Balke) Most people decide to have a second child because they want a bigger family. Most people decide to have a second child because they know they have so much more love to give. Most people decide to have a second child … [Read more...] about The Finances of Having a Second Child