Marching on with our Examine Your Motives Series, it's now time to discuss Buying a Home. How appropriate in this current era of falling house prices and rising fear of recessions? I'll try to make this a timeless article by ignoring the current … [Read more...] about Examine Your Motives Series: Buying a Home
(I originally posted this article as a guest-post at Raising4Boys.com and gave an update on our progress here): Since we began dating, my wife Stacie and I have agreed that, if possible, we would adopt a child and also give birth to a biological … [Read more...] about Is Adoption for You? Costs, Choices and Decisions
Shadox from Money and Such wrote up an excellent article about 401k Matching Pitfalls. After waiting for a year before my employer began matching contributions, I finally began contributing to my 401k this past May (my 1 year anniversary at my … [Read more...] about 401K Matching and Vesting
After reading NoCreditNeeded's article titled "Drip, Drip, Drip Your Way Out of Debt", I got to wondering "How much interest did we save by paying off our Malibu almost 4 years early?" I hopped on over to the Bankrate Auto Loan Calculator and … [Read more...] about How we dripped our way out of debt
Taxes. They're the bane of our existence. We all hate paying them, we love to complain about them, and we wonder what we get in return for paying taxes. Take a look around and you'll find out! For a few thousand (ok, tens of thousands) of … [Read more...] about 10 reasons you shouldn’t complain about paying taxes
In my earlier post about adoption, Dimples asks (via a comment): Why is adoption so expensive? Do you know the breakdown of the costs associated? I am just confused why so much money is needed to adopt when there are so many children in the system … [Read more...] about Why does adoption cost so much?