Family Finance

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

What a Budget For a Family of 8 Looks Like

February 27, 2015

[Look! A post about budgeting! When was the last time we talked about *that* here on this blog, haha.. I should rename this site ;) 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

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

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

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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Introducing J. Nickel!

May 14, 2014
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I’m baaaaaaaaaack! And I come bearing babies :) Even though they like to keep mommy and daddy up all hours of the night, those little boogers… That’s our new little one pictured above – already two weeks old now, crazy! You’ll find more down below too, for those who only care about pics today, haha… (you know who you are – MOM!). It’s been a […]

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One-on-One w/ Farnoosh Torabi, Author of the New Book, “When She Makes More” [+ Book Giveaway!]

April 15, 2014

Hey guys! Welcome to another One-On-One where I interview some of the coolest people I know :) If you missed any of our last ones on Rob Wilson (Aka Hip-Hop’s Financial Advisor) or Extreme Couponer’s Chrystie Vachon, be sure to check them out when you get a chance. Awesome people doing even awesomer things! And now up, my good friend, and published author, Farnoosh Torabi! […]

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The Grand Finale of The Baby $$$ Tracker!

March 24, 2014

Whelp friends, the time has come to stop tracking all the money our baby has eaten over his lifetime, *tear*. I just can’t keep up with it all, and there’s no way in hell I’m gonna be sorting through TWO babies expenditures to figure out whose is whose in a couple months, bleh… But while I didn’t make it to the 18 years I originally […]

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Would You Rather…

March 21, 2014

As a blogger, we get pitched a LOT from companies/organizations/spammers and all kinds of scammers. Everyone vying for your attention in hopes you open up their emails andshare all their amazing words with your readers. (Yes, that was sarcasm) 99.98% of them get deleted. But, every now and then you get a fun one like I’m about to share with you today :) One that […]

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What Do You Do With Your “Extra” Money?

March 17, 2014

That was an EXCELLENT question I got from a reader recently, and it’s one most of us often wonder about ourselves. And one that usually means we’re doing pretty well too :) The people asking this question are currently at #3 of the Cash Flow Categories™: You’re losing money every month/paycheck You’re breaking even every month/paycheck You have more money coming in than coming out […]

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“God will take care of me”

February 27, 2014

[This is an awesome look into the financial life of a pastor friend of mine, Jon, who also blogs over at with his wife, Krista. I think you’ll enjoy this whether you’re Christian or not :)] We are super pumped to be writing here at Budgets are Sexy. We recently joined J Money’s “millionaire club” and are big fans of everything you will find […]

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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

[Guest article today by my blogger friend, John Schmoll from] 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

[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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