Family Finance

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

Investing With Family … the Good, the Bad, the Meh

July 27, 2020
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Are any of you guys investing with family members or co-owning any assets with siblings? Like partnering on rental properties, businesses, and joint estates or lending them money? I’m not talking about your spouse or significant other … I mean investing with siblings, aunties and uncles, your parents or kids. I’m curious to hear your experiences and if you recommend it as a good idea […]

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Getting my wife on board with the FIRE lifestyle

May 22, 2020
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[Happy Friday! Please enjoy more backstory on our man Joel who will be taking over the blog here shortly! See you back on Monday for one last week of hanging out together! :)] ******* It’s a common question in the personal finance community … “How can I get my partner on board with Financial Independence?” Tough to answer, because everyone’s relationship is a little different. […]

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A *FREE* Legacy Binder on the scene!

April 30, 2020
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Morning, y’all! So many of you know how much I LOVE Chelsea’s “ICE” Binder she put out the other year (“In Case of Emergency” Binder) – aka Legacy Binder – that houses all the things someone would need to know about you/your finances/family/estate/etc in the untimely death of you or your significant other, so naturally when I saw this note come my way I immediately […]

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6 More Ideas For Y’all

April 9, 2020
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Mornin’! Here’s a bunch more ideas for ya’ll I’ve collected from around the community… Sadly no naked men in there for you, but you’re welcome for that picture up there 😂😂 Let me know if you end up trying any of these out! ****** Framing the “art” your kids do on your walls! A reader sent this one in and it’s HILARIOUS!! From MyModernMet.com: After […]

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A Christian’s Perspective on Debt-Free Living

March 25, 2020
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[Morning! Please welcome to the site today, Larry Thomas, who shares his financial recovery going through Dave Ramsey’s baby steps program. If you can believe it this was actually a *comment* left in response to our post on 6 things Dave Ramsey is Wrong About, but had to share it here in the form of a blog post as I thought it made for an […]

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10 Ways to Help You Get Closer To Your Best Life

February 6, 2020
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Morning!! So continuing our trend of sharing great ideas from the community this week, here’s a handful more tips and ways to *think* about things differently today. More so around life and being a better person than finances, but of course they’re all intertwined when it comes to Living Your Best Life. I hope you find something here that resonates with you!! If you missed […]

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4 Great Ways to Spread Investments Around!

February 5, 2020
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Been tagging some great ideas from the community lately, and can’t keep them to myself anymore ;) Today I’ll share some of the more financial/investmenty ones, and then tomorrow some of the lifestyley ones that really hit me. Maybe you’ll find something that improves your life or someone’s you love? ******* The “Dividends” Souvenir Whenever we go on a family vacation (family of 4 — […]

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It’s official – I’m a Minivan Dad!!

January 16, 2020
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And boy, do I feel like a dad haha… One of the first things I actually noticed, but it’s kinda cool! I AM a dad, and I’m proud to be one! :) I’m not sure it’s my favorite car yet, but after a week of driving it so far it isn’t the worst thing in the world… And my kids are obsessed with it! They […]

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A Financial PowerPoint Presentation That Screams “I Love You!”

January 8, 2020
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Remember our guy last year who put together a 19 slide PowerPoint presentation to woo the socks off his beautiful wife? Well he’s at it again this year! And upped the game by adding an additional 15 slides for good measure ;) If I didn’t know better I’d say he’s just out to grab another Husband of The Year nod, but going through these slides […]

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A Yearly Checklist For Your Money?

November 25, 2019
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Caught this by another financial advocate/author out there – Tony Steuer. A calendar of the “most important” financial items to cross off every month: What do you think? January: Review your budget and cash flow as well as your net worth statement (this lets you see how you did last year and if you want to make any changes for the new year) February: Organize […]

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The Problem with “Free” (and My 2 New Yard Sale Rules)

October 21, 2019
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Morning!! I know we’re late into the yard sale season here, but I recently enacted two new rules for my kids while out shopping, and I’m realizing more and more how effective they are for us adults too ;) Let me know what you think: Rule #1: No more getting anything for FREE! I don’t know if your kids do this, but mine have been […]

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14 Wildly Different Allowance Strategies :)

October 10, 2019
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So last week we asked how people do allowances since I’m still trying to nail down my own system, and BOY did the floodgates open! We got messages with all kinds of different styles and theories, ranging from “I pay nothing at all – we already pay for their LIFE!” all the way up to those ponying out $300+/mo whose kids are in charge of […]

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Children now average $30 a week in allowance?!

October 3, 2019
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Saw this in a press release this morning and almost spit out my coffee! Children average $30 a week in allowance Daaaang!!! Inflation sure has gotten crazy over the years! That is exactly $29 more a week than I got as a kid, and $28 more/week than I got when I was a teen ;) Which wouldn’t have even covered a measly pack of baseball […]

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The Beauty of Simplicity

September 4, 2019
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Morning, friends!! I’m packing up for our yearly financial blogging conference this morning (FinCon – will you be there??), and every time I reach for my suitcase I’m reminded just how nice it is to be a minimalist :) The old me used to spend hours trying to figure out what to bring and what not to bring (because you need to prepare for ALL […]

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