Recalculating My Monthly Nut

It has been about a year since I calculated my monthly nut so it is about time I lay it on the line for both readers and myself.  I would hate to lie to myself about my family’s spending. What is a Monthly Nut? A monthly nut is your fixed costs, month to month, absent jobContinue Reading

Back from Vacation

I just got back from vacation with The Wife, The boy and another couple we are really good friends with (who have “1 and a half  boys” – one is 6 months older than my son and the other is just about 6 months old).  We went to an all inclusive resort in Aruba calledContinue Reading

Knowing when you’re ready to buy

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they know they’re ready to buy a house. Being a first-time buyer can be a little daunting, and as buying a house is probably the biggest investment you’ll make in your life it’s important to be prepared. From finding the perfect place, to securing a mortgage fromContinue Reading

February 2013 Net Worth Update

After my terrible January I was excited for February for both personal and monetary reasons.  Overall February was a much better month in the mental health department.  The Wife and I are adapting to our new home pretty nicely.  Actually it has been a lot smoother than I expected with just a few hiccups (likeContinue Reading

Surprise, Men and Women Approach Investments Different

I feel like there is a hyper-push in society today to treat everyone the same, but sometimes the unisex outlook just doesn’t make sense.  I feel like anyone with any type of life experience knows there is a difference in almost every aspect between males and females beyond anatomy and this would obviously include investments.Continue Reading

The 3 Rules of Getting out of Debt for Good!

Debt can become quite overwhelming and if not managed correctly, equate to quite a considerable amount. Basically the more you dig yourself into, the harder it becomes to climb back out. Sometimes it can be very difficult to make required payments and stay on top of your finances. Unexpected events occur and excess bills orContinue Reading