Tag: family finances

The Bank Can’t Foreclose On You If You Don’t Have Debt

This article became a real life realization to me in 2008 when my Dad announced to our family that the bank was foreclosing on his 10,000 head pig operation and 500 acre farming operation. Like I’ve blogged before, this event had rippling affects on our family. In March, of that year, we all thought it would …

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How the Little Things Really Do Add Up

Stefanie over at The Broke and Beautiful Life was fortunate enough to be featured in this WSJ article, where the author talked about the dangers of wasting your money away on little things.   Some of the commenters ridiculed Stefanie for insisting that grabbing a taco a few times a week could damage her budget, but …

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How We Spend Our Money

I thought it would be interesting (albeit somewhat awkward) to share where our money goes every month. Now, I won’t get into numbers or anything – but with the pie graphic you will be able to see where a lot of our income goes to (this is last month’s “allocation”). 

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Do You Spend More Time Watching Football Than On Your Finances?

**The following guest post is from my good buddy, Jeff! Jeff is a local fireman for our federal government, and talks about how finances and football relate. ** Hey O! Guess what time of year it is my fiscally responsible enthusiasts; it’s FOOTBALL season! The time of the year our family gathers around the television …

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Sequestration: The Real Life Family Impact

**The following guest post is from my good buddy, Jeff! Jeff is a local fireman for our federal government, and talks first hand about how the sequestration has affected his family. He talks about the steps his family has taken to minimize the impact of this on his family’s finances.** Hello my fellow financially conscious …

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