Your Circle of Control

circle of control

What up! I’m just chillin’ in the Dallas Love Field airport waiting to board for our flight to LAX. Even though I took a couple of days off of work just a month ago, I feel like I just barely made it to today. Over the next week, we’ll be hanging out with my family… [Keep reading]

What I Learned Getting Turned Down For My Dream Job

my dream job

I recently interviewed for what I’d call my dream job–writing at home full-time about all things personal finance. Part of the interview was to write five different writing assignments. I was really nervous. Even though I spend between 2-4 hours a day writing for various clients, I still feel like there’s a lot more room to grow… [Keep reading]

How to Avoid the ATM Double Whammy

ATM double whammy

You’ve likely experienced the double whammy before. You’re on vacation or hanging out with friends and need quick cash, so you run to the nearest ATM. Right before you confirm your withdrawal, the screen notifies you of its sinister plan to charge you a fee. Since this particular ATM is not in your bank’s network,… [Keep reading]

My Motivation for Becoming Wealthy

motivation for becoming wealthy

I’ll be honest. I think about money basically 24/7. Whether it’s our current debt situation, how much I’m hoping to bring in from my freelance writing, or how we’re about to get rocked by baby expenses, I got my mind on my money and my money on my mind. But every once in a while,… [Keep reading]

5 Things I Refuse to Buy for My Baby

won't be buying for my baby

Over the last few days, my wife and I have gotten in on a little baby registry action at Babies R Us and Target. In general, it’s been exciting to whip out the scanner like a six shooter and scan whatever suits my fancy (it’s harder to delete items at Babies R Us, though, so I… [Keep reading]

5 New Ways We’re Paying Off Debt

paying off debt

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how things are going with our debt. I was feeling pretty helpless at the time–one of those freak out moments I hope everyone who has debt goes through every now and then. Since then we’ve been hit by another $1,200 in medical bills from my wife’s trip to… [Keep reading]

Is it Irresponsible to Give When You’re in Debt?

give when in debt

A few weeks ago, I was writing about some of our debt problems on my blog. One of the things I mentioned that we struggle with is our desire to give to others versus our need to pay off debt. It was only mentioned in passing, but my (until last week’s FinCon) Internet-only friend Stefanie… [Keep reading]

Investment Noise and Why You Should Ignore It

Investment Noise

[Today we've got ourselves a guest post from my friend Syed over at The Broke Professional. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! If you're interested in guest posting, check out my guidelines and shoot me a message.] We live in a very LOUD world.  I’m not just talking about the volume on the… [Keep reading]

Goals? Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That


I have a confession to make. I royally suck at setting and reaching goals. Whether it’s related to my blog, my freelance writing, or losing the 50 lbs. I’ve gained since high school (sometimes I think I’m the one that’s pregnant), I tend to make tentative goals and then I move on with my life and forget… [Keep reading]

How Adversity and Success are Joined at the Hip

adversity and success

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about feeling helpless about our debt situation. Things certainly haven’t really panned out the way I had planned them two years ago when I was just starting my final semester in college. We’ve been constantly plagued by medical bills we can’t pay, and I’ve been left… [Keep reading]

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