Category: Finances

7 Potential Ways to Save Money as a Stay-at-home Mom

“Behind every good man is a better woman.” That is a saying I firmly believe after being married to my wife for 11 years now. After our first child was born in 2004 my wife and I decided to have my wife be a stay-at-home mom from that point on (or at least for one year). One …

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How HELOCs Are Changing in 2018

The following is a guest post from fellow personal finance blogger, Dan of dinks.co. He’s a home owner who knows a thing or two about HELOCs. My (Aaron) wife and I recently opened up home equity line of credit – so this post is timely for us. Taxes and interest rates are changing this year …

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Passive Income Streams: March 2018 Report

This past month has continued to help me progress towards my two primary goals of making $7,500 from the blog and $10,000 from AirBnb! We got a few visitors this past month at our BnB, and we had a ton of bookings for the summer months! With that said, we’ve already started increasing our prices, …

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10 Ways to Save Money on Fixed Expenses

The other day I had an interesting conversation with my eight year old son in the car about debt. He asked me, “Dad, why don’t you and mom have a lot of debt? Why do you think it’s bad?” I responded, “Well, Elijah, your mom and I don’t want to be a slave to the …

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How to Make a Lot of Money (and Just Squeak By)

I came across this interesting piece that originally appeared on fellow personal finance blogger, Financial Samurai’s website, about a couple (both lawyers) who earn $500k a year and still don’t have a lot of “leftover” at the end of the year – relatively speaking. The couple was open enough to share their income / expenses …

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Passive Income Streams: February 2018 Report

After a slow January with Airbnb, our income streams started to pick up steam and are continuing to grow! We continued to stay consistently above $1000 in extra income and our mortgage payoff is only three months away. With blogging and giving accountability to our mortgage payoff and passive income, this has motivated me, even …

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5 Ways Starbucks Lures Customers In

As I write this article I am sitting at Starbucks, and sipping on a Grande Pikes Place with no cream or sugar. Today I had no reason to stop at this particular Starbucks. Plainly put, it was a want. I was on my way to training this morning, and I wanted to grab some coffee and …

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Passive Income Streams: January 2018 Report

This year has started off quickly and it has been hard to focus on my goals. We had an unexpected event in January, which derailed a lot of my goals and the weather has really been messing with our family schedule. Sometimes it just feels like all you need to focus on is the next …

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Why We’re Broke (And How to Fix It)

According to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, total debt reached a new peak of $12.96 trillion in 2017’s third quarter — $280 billion above the previous 2008 high (and we all know what transpired around that time, almost 10 years ago). And with that, credit card debt also went up another …

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How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck – Passive Income

In 2008 I read Robert G Allen’s “Multiple Streams of Income“, and it laid out a pretty descriptive picture of living paycheck to paycheck. Are you one of those people? Are you struggling just to make the minimum payments on your credit card? Are creditors calling you every day? Have you looked at creating a …

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