Family Finance

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

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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What a Budget For a Family of 8 Looks Like

February 27, 2015
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[Look! A post about budgeting! When was the last time we talked about *that* here on this blog, haha.. I should rename this site HustlingIsSexy.com ;) But what I lack in budgeting posts, my man Dan Miller more than makes up for today with his own sharing of budgetary skills. If that guy can do it WITH 6 KIDS we should all be able to […]

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The Budget of Christmas Past

December 15, 2014
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According to Wikipedia, The [Budget] of Christmas Past is the first of the three spirits to haunt [J. Money]. This angelic spirit shows [J. Money] scenes from his past that occurred on or around Christmas, in order to demonstrate to him the necessity of changing his ways, as well as to show the reader how [J. Money] came to be a bitter, coldhearted miser [stunning, […]

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In Which I’m Reminded I’m a Dummy

December 10, 2014
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Yesterday morning our coffee maker broke. Which is a bad thing to happen on any day of the week when you’re a slave to it, but even worse when you were up with sick little kids the night before and are dragging. (Is it bad if I don’t know which I felt more bad for? The kids or me?? ;)) My beautiful wife was kind […]

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That Time We Inherited $3,200

October 15, 2014
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Getting an inheritance is always bitter sweet. On one hand you’re getting a chunk of money for free for doing nothing at all, and on the other someone has to pass away in order for you to receive it. It’s very much bitter, with a tinge of sweet. Then you have the times when it’s 99% sweet and only 1% bitter – like when you […]

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7 Cheap [and Clever!] Ways to Entertain Your Kids

October 3, 2014
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As I sit here staring at my son’s dead bug collection (that’s right, dead bug collection – thanks a lot grandma!!), I can’t help but think of all the other activities we do that give my son endless joy on the cheap. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s often the simpler things in life that excites him vs any fancy pants toys or games […]

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