Family Finance

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

A Look at Other Peoples’ Money — Part III 👀

October 10, 2018
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If you’re getting tired of reading about my finances all the time like I am, today you’re getting break ;) IT’S TIME FOR ANOTHER ROUND OF “OTHER PEOPLES’ MONEY“! WOO! 💰💰💰 Our series where we showcase snapshots of other peoples’ money in our community, from the older, to the younger, to the single, to the married, to the fabulously wealthy – all in an attempt […]

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Who handles the $$$ in your household?

September 24, 2018
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Every now and then we receive boxes at our doorsteps, and my sons and I hurry outside to see what new item we’ve got. These were in one of the latest boxes we opened: [Puma + Minions! Baller!] I shared this on Twitter when we got ’em, and when I was asked if it was a gift to us, I said yup! A gift from […]

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Resource of The Month: The ICE Binder!

September 12, 2018
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Remember our post last year on the Legacy Binder idea? Where you put all the important details about your money/life/etc into one main spot in case someone ever needs it one day? After of course telling that special person where it’s located?? ;) Well, Chelsea from MamaFishSaves.com just made this super easy for people to do, and just compiled a whopping 90+ page PDF where […]

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Proof that this MONEY stuff is possible!

August 22, 2018
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Hey hey! Time to feature a bunch of y’all who are killing it lately! Gotta show everyone that this stuff we talk about every day here is possible and that we’re not just blabbering on for nothing :) So please to enjoy – a bunch of wins sent over to me across the year from readers of this site accomplishing things big and small, whether […]

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Financial Stats Bomb!

August 15, 2018
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Just got a note about TD Bank’s 4th annual “Love and Money” survey, and it reminded me we haven’t done a good Stats Bombing around here lately :) Here’s a plethora of data I’ve collected over the past handful of months from press releases and surveys sent over… I’ve tried to pick out the more juicy parts for your enjoyment ;) Quotes and sources are […]

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“Simple money questions I ask myself”

August 10, 2018
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Check out this email I got in response to our post on Mr. Wendal the other day. So many great questions to reflect on! Money is a tool, something we need, and has only what value society ascribes to it. Too often, we forget this. Society, as a whole, doesn’t always remember to value all life, or even all humans. Society is made of the […]

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20 Questions to Ask your Significant Other About Money

July 30, 2018
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If you’re on this blog you’ve probably discussed a lot of this stuff with your significant other already, but on the off chance you haven’t – or need a good push! – here’s a list of 20 great questions to talk about the next time you guys are in “the mood.” And bonus points if you actually go over them while “in the nude!” (Heyo!) […]

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Health vs. Wealth – Which Goes First?

June 29, 2018
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If you had to choose one: health or wealth, which would you go with? According to a new press release I just opened up, if you’re a millennial you go for the health more often than not ;) At least that’s according to TD Bank who sent me these fun stats we’ll be pouring over today (you can download the full report here (powerpoint)). They […]

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A Look at Other People’s Money :)

June 11, 2018
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Today we’re going to feature OTHER PEOPLE’S money on the site as I’m sure you’re tired of seeing mine all the time ;) These are all snapshots sent over to me recently, mostly via email, and they really give you a great look into other people’s lives and financial stages they’re in. I’ve also tried to include some of the backgrounds from our convos to […]

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A Handful of Great $$$ Tips From Readers!

May 18, 2018
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Time to dump out the ol’ “reader tips” bucket again! I swear I learn more from you guys than anyone else in my life, haha… Y’all are too clever! And it’s also nice to have someone else to blame for once if any of the ideas backfire ;) Daddy needs a break every now and then! Enjoy these great ideas around saving, investing, couponing, gifting, […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Watch Out For That Sexually Transmitted Debt!!

February 14, 2018
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I caught that on the radio this morning and almost swerved my car off the road, haha.. We’ve talked about financial STDs here in the past, but I always thought it was just a made up thing that someone more clever than me conjured up – but no, it’s apparently “a thing!” I missed the full discussion on air because it cut to commercials like […]

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Is It Ever Okay To Lie To Your Spouse About Money?

February 9, 2018
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[Hey guys! Another Friday, another great post by a fine blogger out there! Up today is nomad friend of mine, Laura Grace Tarpley, who blogs about travel hacking over at LetsGoTarpley.com and shares her experience lying/not lying to her husband ;) Perhaps you have found yourself in this situation as well over the years? Let us know how you cope with it in the comments!] […]

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When Your Wife Says “Don’t Buy Me Anything”

December 15, 2017
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I don’t know how you and your family celebrates Christmas or birthdays, but does your other half ever just tell you not to buy them anything ‘cuz they’re perfectly content? And do you believe them?? ;) My wife’s on year #8 now of doing this to me, and I think I’m finally catching on… Year #1: “Don’t buy you anything?? Yeah right!! Not falling for […]

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In Which My Son Loses His First Tooth, And I Freak Out Trying To Figure Out The Going Rate of The Tooth Fairy

December 13, 2017
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According to my 5 y/o, the last two weeks have been the best of his life :) First, he learns of the epic phrase, “Liar liar pants on fire” and cannot get over at how hilarious it is (if only it were true too! The entire DC area here would be a huge ball of flames!), and then this week he loses his very first […]

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