Updating, Upgrading and Increasing my Life Insurance

I knew that after I bought the new house it was time to take a step back and really reevaluate the basics of my personal finance situation.  One of the first things I did was to make sure any newly acquired consumer debt was at zero percent interest.  I, then, calculated my new monthly nut

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 job

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 called

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 from

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 (like

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.