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How to Make Paying Off Debt Fun

How to pay off debt and have fun

It’s crazy to think that we’ve been debt-free for 7 months or so.  I remember thinking this shit was impossible.

We didn’t have much of a community around us when we were paying off our debt, we just kinda quietly did it.

Anyone who we did tell, looked at us like we had 10 heads, because… YOLO, right? Continue reading

Are Credit Card Rewards Worth The Risks?

mouse trap

I used to be a huge Dave Ramsey fan.  We were trying to pay off our consumer debt and his messaged hooked me.

Dave says to pay off your credit cards and cancel them… so, that’s exactly what we did. Continue reading

How to Write Amazing SMART Goals


Whether you’re chasing financial freedom, or striving to become the best damn crochet sock maker this side of the Mississippi, SMART goals are going to be your ticket to success. Continue reading

Children or No Children, That is the Question.

Challenging The Norm

children with a cape

If you’re over the age of 30 or have been married for more than 5 minutes, I’m sure you’ve been asked about children. When are you having them?  Why don’t you have any now?  Don’t you want a family?  Are you trying?

Back off Aunt Karen, it creeps me the hell out that you’re asking me if I’m having wild unprotected sex with my wife.  Seriously… It’s weird… Continue reading

Why Nursing is the Perfect Job for You

heart and stethoscope

Millennial’s are pouring into the workforce.  Educated, innovative, and ready to change the world.  After spending 4+ years earning their degree, they expect to hit the ground running.

Instead, many are met by a saturated market.  Jobs aren’t readily available and if they are… the pay isn’t ideal to cover their massive student loan burden. Continue reading

Debt Snowball Vs Debt Avalanche: Is One Right For You

debt snowball sign

When my wife and I began our debt-free journey we didn’t really know much about the different debt payoff processes.  We knew we had a lot of debt and wanted to get rid of it.  It was as simple as that. Continue reading

Christmas: How to spend $0 and be happy


Ah, Christmas…  Who doesn’t love the holiday season?  As a kid I remember struggling to sleep on Christmas Eve, staring at the clock all night… waiting for a moderately appropriate time to sneak downstairs to see how many gifts were under the tree. Continue reading

How to Make Homemade Shrimp Tempura Sushi

shrimp tempura sushi

Who doesn’t love sushi?!  Personally, I used to be disgusted at the thought of sushi.  Luckily, I tried it and instantly fell in love!! Continue reading

How to Pursue Financial Freedom in a Healthy Way


“You become what you think about all day long.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

This little financial blog turned 1 month old this week.  Sitting down and writing two posts per week has afford me the opportunity to do a ton of soul searching.

I didn’t expect to do so much self-reflection but, it’s been a pleasant side-effect to allowing my creative brain to function again. Continue reading

This is What Crushing $109,000 of Debt Looks Like


I’ve noticed that people tend to glorify their debt-free journey.  Making it seem like a good time, I even saw a post relating it to visiting Disney.

Well, now that I think about it… paying off debt is exactly like a trip to Disney.  It’s filled with sweaty, angry adults trying to manage situations they wildly regret getting themselves into. Continue reading

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