Everyone Wants You To Be In Debt

Everyone Wants You To Be In Debt

This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. We have made mistakes in the past, but so has everyone else and it is important to not only learn from your mistakes but from others too (hint hint). It only took buying one car new to realize how stupid it was and not to make that mistake again. This was also before we had gotten our financial act together. We paid the car off early and thought that mistake was…

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The Wonders Of Cloth Diapering

The Wonders Of Cloth Diapering

This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. Being a grown-up is expensive. Even more expensive when you decide to have a family. The money you were so accustomed to spending on yourself is now being divided amongst those who are now in your family. This statement is true if you have a small child or a teenager. Where you spend your money changes as your family grows and as the needs of your family changes. Figuring Out What…

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Time To Reset our Junk-O-Meter

Time To Reset our Junk-O-Meter

Minimalism is about not compulsively consuming products and being intentional with what things you own. I’ve heard about this lifestyle through other blogs and interviews, so when I saw The Minimalists’ documentary on Netflix I couldn’t wait to watch it. I was starting to feel claustrophobic by our processions and was thinking it was time to reset our junk-o-meter. I never thought I was going to get Ms. Blue Ribbon on board but then we watched the minimalism documentary on…

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Chicken Wild Rice Soup and Oven Grilled Cheese

Chicken Wild Rice Soup and Oven Grilled Cheese

It is a double recipe day! Separately these recipes are delicious but together they can take over your taste buds! Enjoy 🙂 Print Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Ingredients Wild Rice 4 cups Water 1/2 tsp Salt 3/4 cup MN Wild Rice Soup 1/2 Onion chopped 1/2 cup Celery chopped 1 cup Carrots coined 6 tbsp Butter cubed 1/3 cup Flour 29 oz Chicken Broth 1/4 tsp Pepper 1 Rotisserie Chicken 1 cup Half and Half Instructions Wild Rice In a large…

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Thoughts During My Paternity Leave

Thoughts During My Paternity Leave

Heads up! Baby 2 is officially going to be known as Babe (Like Babe the Blue Ox) I thought I would take a minute and talk about my experiences as a stay-at-home-dad for the last 8 weeks. I don’t blame you for zoning out or skipping this altogether but it could come in handy in the future. To start off I do have an advantage over my wife’s maternity leave in that…the kiddo was 13 weeks old when I took…

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Know Who You Are

Know Who You Are

It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was the main problem when it came to our finances. When we started dating Ms. Blue Ribbon was working at a shoe store and substitute teaching (Slightly different from me working as a software developer). She was naturally frugal by habit and necessity. Making all her meals at home (noodles and tuna salad sandwiches mostly). She occasionally treated herself to Culver’s once in awhile. I on the other hand rarely…

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Getting To FI With Google’s Project Fi

Getting To FI With Google’s Project Fi

This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. Google loves to try new things constantly (something I can more than get on board with). I love when companies try things for the sake of trying even if it fails. This one is far from a failure. I used to be on a family plan with my parents, in order to save money, but Ms. Blue Ribbon and I were getting sick of the family drama that comes with it….

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Answering Some Random Questions

Answering Some Random Questions

I wanted to let you know that I have a guest post over on My Son’s Father. He has a guest post series to help you get to know the people you are reading. If you like reading my articles then you should definitely check out some of his. He is always writing about what he is passionate about and including aspects of his family. Read More Here

Loyalty is Overrated

Loyalty is Overrated

I wasn’t going to say anything about this Equifax thing since so many others are but something that My Money Wizard said made me want to. The majority of companies don’t care about you or your data. Doesn’t Everyone Secure Their Data? As you may know, I am a software developer and in my seven years of writing jibberish, I’ve seen some things at companies one would call …lax. My first job was at a major insurance company. I worked…

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SPR: Honey Mustard Chicken Strips

SPR: Honey Mustard Chicken Strips

Welcome to my new series, “Simply Put Recipes.” I am taking Ms. Blue Ribbon and my favorite recipes and posting them on here. You may ask, “what does this have to do with personal finance?” Well, a lot. When it comes to budgeting, eating out can be a big drain on your finances. We limit how much we spend eating out by cooking awesome foods at home. I am calling it “Simply Put” since a lot of the recipes you…

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