Back to Zero With Credit Card Debt

When I started my personal finance blog in 2008 I had over $16,000 worth of credit card debt.  It took about a year or so but I paid that all off, and The Wife and I were one of those people with literally zero credit card debt that carried over month to month.   This… Continue Reading

September 2013 Net Worth Update

For the second time this year, and only a handful of times since I started tracking my net worth…my net worth is down.  But it is different than times in the past, because for some reason I am not bothered at all.  While I am not disillusioned to believe I am doing all I can… Continue Reading

When is it Time to Give Up a Dream?

I am not entirely sure how facebook decides who should be in my feed when I am on my way to my latest stupid gaming addiction* but currently facebook often throws in someone that I went to high school with who is in a band touring dive bars.  It seems that band is partially successful… Continue Reading

Of Course Credit Score Matters to Women

I believe that as humans we often refuse to acknowledge that we are animals, and as animals, we have certain instincts whether we are even conscious of them.  While those instincts can and are often suppressed by society…they sometimes break out without anyone even noticing.  For example, why do 17 year old males feel the… Continue Reading

How Do You Want Your Survivors To Live? Are You Set Up That Way?

I believe that people often forget the real reason for most life insurance policies which is to provide for your family if you were to prematurely pass away.  With that being said, the next question is “how much” do you want to provide? I was talking to The Wife recently about my previous upgrade and… Continue Reading