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John C’s Resume of Failure

J$ over at Budgets Are Sexy laid down the gauntlet to publish a resume of failures to balance out the record in terms of success.  Naturally we tend to advertise our successes much much more than our failures, it’s just human nature. Our failures get buried in the backyard and …

How 1 Conversation Saved Us $7,200

I spent a lot of time looking into daycare and preschool costs for our youngest kid in the house, our nephew who turned four back in May.  Even though we are his legal guardian, and not a parent, our income is still counted for daycare assistance from the state and …

House Financial Blunder

Stupid Stuff I Have Done With Money

I write a lot about what you should do with money, but I often neglect what NOT to do.  As Dave Ramsey would say I have a PhD in stupid, and I can prove it.  I can tell you all day about how to optimize you taxes and reach a …

How Lucky we are

Being Thankful For “Luck”

After reading “To Get Luckier, Realize Success Is Mostly Luck” by Sam at Financial Samurai I decided to take a look at my life to analyze how luck has played a part in getting my family to where we are today. Overall, I don’t believe that luck plays a huge …