Author: Matthew

Matthew is a freshmen high school math teacher, which combines his appreciation for math and passion to help young people. He has married up to his wife Allison and they live in Bellevue, Nebraska.

Why I Got Out of Debt…Then Got Back in 2 Months Later

A 5 year goal was finally realized – walking into the bank with my wife and proudly signing the paperwork to pay off the remaining balance of the home mortgage. Years of my wife and I donating her paycheck to the cause, saying no to some of the finer things, and getting a little lucky …

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The Process of Selling My Car

This past month I stocked up on greasy hair gel, white strips for my teeth, and ironed my only suit. It was time to sell my used car! I had gone through the process before, but I was extremely lucky. This time around, I had to develop a plan and discipline myself to stick with …

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Ting Revisted – 3 Year Review

Reviewing is a key component to success. I constantly encourage my ninth grade Algebra students to review their work. Coaches are always reviewing game film to learn from the previous game. I would submit to you that reviewing financial decisions is an important aspect of living wisely in the area of finances. When I make …

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The Perks of Community

Always support the head. Have the new diaper ready. Sleep is for wimps. It pays (literally) to live in close community with other people. These are all lessons I’ve learned in the past two weeks after the birth of our first baby! I was reflecting with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the people we …

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Our Experiment With Minimalism

My wife and I are dabbling in minimalism. Consequently, I will use as few as words as possible for this post. We had too much junk. We got rid of a lot of it. We are happier. You should try it. The end. A 43 word post sounds great to me, but I’ll give you …

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Games Advertisers Play

My wife and I were jumping up and down in our one bedroom apartment. We had just won a new car!!! I was holding a flyer that I received in the mail and I had scratched off the game piece and it said winner!!! We pranced and froliced around the living room for about 5 …

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Ting Revisited: A Fun Look at the Competition + Phone Giveaway

Have you seen one of those commercials selling cell phone coverage? If you haven’t, congratulations…on avoiding every type of advertising on any type of media. These ads are everywhere! Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Cricket – the sheer amount of choices can make your head spin! After two and half years with Ting mobile (you …

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