Family Finance

All about dealing with money as a couple, as well as with family. And recently, babies!! :)

Why Women Should Always Have Their Own Stash

October 7, 2016
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[Happy Friday y’all! Got a guest article today from my girl Pauline of ReachFinancialIndependence.com and InvestmentZen.com who’s super passionate about ALL women having their own money regardless of relationship status. I agree 100%, but probably more appropriate coming from another woman vs a dude :) So take it away, Pauline!] First came love, then came the money talk. My money and his money would never […]

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Dear Wife, Here’s How to Spend My Life Insurance Money When I’m Gone!

September 28, 2016
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You know what’s awesome? Dreaming about all the things you’d do if you won the lottery :) You know what’s kinda-sorta-but-not-really ALSO awesome? Dreaming up all the things your family can do when you die and leave them all that life insurance money ;) Because if there’s anything worse than dying itself, it’s dying and then having to deal with a bunch of financial problems […]

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11 Awesome Money Ideas

August 17, 2016
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‘Sup money lovers? My “awesome ideas” folder is piling up over here,  so I thought I’d release some of them on you today to help turbocharge your goals ;) All these come from emails and comments that YOU ALL have sent over the months, so big thanks for dumping out your smarts on us! It all helps! See if any of these ideas stick with […]

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Are Your Friends Worth $100,000 to You??

August 3, 2016
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Every now and then I type “How to stay happy?” into Google looking for some good tips. I’m naturally a pretty cheerful guy, but like anyone I can have my moments and often need help reminding myself to appreciate things more. You know, like my kids, wife, that thing we call breath ;) I usually find the same suggestions over and over again so not […]

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How a Spreadsheet Changed My Life

July 11, 2016
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[Hey guys! Out at the beach this week, but as promised I’ve got a handful of killer guest articles for you starting with this one – on how a reader completely changed his finances around by building out an impressive spreadsheet! He drops screenshots of it, as well as descriptions of what each of the twelve tabs do (yes, 12!!) and it’s all pretty amazing […]

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We Won’t Be Homeless Next Month!

June 20, 2016
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After 3 weeks of research, 2 day trips of scouting around, and 1 thwarted scam* later, we finally have ourselves a new home :) And we move in in two weeks – ack! This is the 2nd biggest decision we’ve had to make recently, with the first one accepting a job offer my wife got after a year+ looking, and now with that out of […]

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We’re About to Be DIKS! (Hubba Hubba)

June 8, 2016
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10 years ago we used to be DINKS (Dual Income No Kids). Then my wife decided to grab a couple extra degrees (a Masters, leading to a P.H.D.), and we quickly became SINKS over night (Single Income No Kids). That was pretty manageable, but then we decided to shake things up even more and pop out a couple of kids, thereby activating SIKS status (Single […]

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That Time I Borrowed $14,000… Then Gave it Right Back

March 30, 2016
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For those of you on pins and needles just waiting for an update on that $14,000 Mom & Dad Loan dilemma, (you know who you 3 are), wait no longer… I took it! And then I turned around and gave it right back! Haha… Truth be told, this was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make in quite some time, and after two […]

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Would You Take a Loan From Your Parents?

January 27, 2016
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Hypothetically, let’s say there’s this guy you know who just dropped $14,000 to get rid of his house so he can be mortgage-free, but due to this his cash reserves took a major hit and his wife is now worried there’s not enough padding for emergencies. And then let’s also suppose that this person’s parents called up and said – “Hey, wanna borrow $14,000 and […]

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Secret Savings, Accounts, and Debt – Oh My!

June 29, 2015
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Morning my fiscally sexy peoples! Got forwarded some pretty wild research dug up by the folks at Haven Life recently, and thought we’d break it all down here and spit some truth. Both literally and figuratively – I chopped up the infographic! :) Y’all know my stance on this stuff already (A.G.B.T.T.Y.L.A.M baby! Always Gotta Be Talking To Your Lover About $$$!) but it’s a […]

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Interview w/ My Mom Who Just Found Out She Can Retire Anytime She Wants :)

June 8, 2015
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My Mom: “We just met with our financial planner and she says we can retire whenever we want.” Me: “What??? Seriously? Are you going to do it?” My Mom: “I think so! I’m tired of working.” Me: “Can I interview you for my blog? This is awesome.” My Mom: “I’d love to be famous!” That’s how a chat went down with my mother recently :) […]

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4 Memories That Impacted My Finances the Most

March 30, 2015
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One of the beauties of running Rockstar Finance is that I get to see a ton of cool ways to talk about money that doesn’t sound like the same thing over and over again, even though it is ;) Unfortunately that also means I have to sift through hundreds of articles every day that DO actually sound the same (the point of Rockstar is to […]

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How to Eat on Less Than $1.00/meal

March 27, 2015
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Welcome to part II of the Food Budget Battle! If you missed our last post, a reader of this site – Braden – called malarkey on our blogger friend, Dan Miller, that there’s no way in God’s name you can eat meals for under a dollar (175+ comments so far!). Being the gentlemanly guy that I am, of course, I had to allow Mr. Miller […]

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How in GOD’s NAME do you spend so little on food??

March 25, 2015
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I am DYING over here friends… Dying. Just received one of the feistiest emails ever on food budgeting and can’t stop laughing at this guy. He’s on a mission and needs our help to get to the bottom of it! ;) How do people eat on only $1.00 a meal?? What’s a fat man (his words) to do?? Review this at your leisure and then […]

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