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Why I Gave Up My TV Shows and What I Gained in Return

Why I quit TV

Dear Netflix, I have a love/hate relationship with you and my TV. You provide hours of entertainment. However, you steal time away from my family, friends and my side hustle. We are judged by the company we keep. I have things I want to teach my son. Binge watching hours of TV is not one of them.  Here’s what happened when I gave up my TV shows:

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Saving Money: We Saved $420 Today!

Saving Money

Cheers my good people, for today is a good day. We’ve been inspired by reading so many awesome stories from other bloggers saving money that we had to take action ourselves. I spent 20 minutes of my time to save a cool $420 for the next 12 months. Continue reading

Find Your Balance In Life

Find Your Balance In Life

Gosh time flies doesn’t it? Fall is already upon us and I’m dreading the thought of winter. It tends not to be very kind to us in the upper Midwest. We are in that season when you might have a rainy 50 degree day or it might get to 70. Funny how those days in the 70’s are usually during the workweek isn’t it? Continue reading

Lifestyle Creep Is A Perpetual Battle

Lifestyle Creep Is A Constant Battle

Since Friday afternoon, I’ve talked to four different Verizon reps on the phone regarding our cell phone plan. Pardon me if I’m a little edgy today. You see, they don’t seem to get the fact that I’m trying to save money here. Or at least they don’t appreciate my efforts. Continue reading

Moving Is A Pain But It Scratches An Itch

Moving Is A Pain But It Scratches An Itch

Did you know that people on average move about 12 times in their lifetime? This seems like a lot but it does count times like the college years and during those years there can be a lot of shuffling around. I personally have moved 8 times already. I’m well on my way to meeting the statistical average here. Continue reading

The Importance Of Financial Teamwork

The Importance Of Teamwork

Recently my wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. Another year to be thankful for who I’m married to and the wonderful family that we have. For a marriage to thrive, there has to be give and take and a great deal of teamwork. I got to thinking about the importance of teamwork when it comes to household finances. After seeing some other people’s failures and successes, here are a few suggestions. Continue reading

Spring 2017 Update- Home Maintenance

Spring 2017- Home Maintenance

Hard to believe it is the end of May already. The month has gone by fast with our jobs, going to parks and playgrounds with our youngster, and the joys (work) of home ownership. There is always constant upkeep it seems. I can hear the renters in the crowd snickering now. Continue reading

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