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

I’ve Got 99 Problems but a *Million Dollar Umbrella Insurance Policy* Ain’t One.

February 10, 2014

I don’t know why I haven’t blogged about this already (oh wait, yes I do – because it’s B-O-R-I-N-G!), but we’ve had this umbrella policy going on about 8 months now. Ever since moving to VA and having about 10 billion + 1 people at the exact same time kept asking if we had any. That’s when I know it’s time to pay attention to […]

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Is There a Black Hole in YOUR Budget?

January 30, 2014
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[Guest article today by my blogger friend, John Schmoll from FrugalRules.com] What do you think of when you hear the term black hole? According to NASA, some of the hallmark characteristics of black holes are invisibility and varying size. They literally can’t be seen, and can be sized anywhere from a puddle to a sea. What does this have to do with budgeting? A lot […]

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“Help my husband quit his gym membership!!”

January 21, 2014
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[That would be my fellow reader's husband, not my own. No one's supposed to know about him, shh!] Here’s the email I just got asking for some advice… sounds like every other guy I know ;) My money situation with my husband is kind of tight. Right now, we have two car payments and a mortgage, plus have to repay my student loans soon. We […]

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In Which You Pay LESS For The *Same* Service?

January 15, 2014
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There’s not too many things that surprise me anymore with money, but apparently I still haven’t came across them all yet. My wife walked into my office this week and proudly exclaimed, “Our daycare rate went down! For doing nothing!” “Ummm… how is that possible??” I confusingly shot back. “Baby Money moved up to a new class size w/ fewer teacher-to-child ratio. We’re gonna save […]

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Who Makes The Money? Who Manages the Money? Who Spends The Money?

January 14, 2014
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There’s a new blog I’ve started following, and each article on the site is half written by the wife of the team (Angela), and the other by the husband (Kirby). It’s pretty weird at first reading two people going back and forth on the same post, but once you get used to that it’s kinda interesting :) The blog’s called, The Simple Money Blog – check […]

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“So, I’m hiding something from my husband….”

November 18, 2013
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Okay, so my wife has been reading all these baby message boards lately, and usually nothing exciting is ever going on in there. At least to me – a guy – who hasn’t a clue about the female body and all its twists and turns it goes through to produce such amazing little angels in the end. (Now I’m a *master* of the body BEFORE […]

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Someone’s Getting Better at Making Babies ;)

October 29, 2013
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[BREAKING NEWS: It's going to be a boy!] Well friends, I come to you today with some pretty exciting news! Mr. J. Money’s family will be expanding! WE’RE PREGNANT AGAIN!!! Woohoo!!! On the first try this time too, pretty crazy stuff :) As many of you know it took us almost 2 years to conceive Baby Money #1 (Wow that’s weird to say…), so we […]

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Money Lessons from Two Toddlers

October 24, 2013
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[Guest author today - Christine Chiang from The Pursuit of Green] Finding my way to financial independence is a long journey of learning new things and changing the way I live and think about money. I find myself constantly thinking of ways to save or to use money most effectively when I have to. With all this focus on money, it’s easy to forget sometimes […]

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