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Month: October 2017

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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2017 Q3 Net Worth Update

2017 Q3 Net Worth Update

Oh, how time flies. Seems like just yesterday I was updating you about how our second quarter went. Now September has come to an end and it is time to do a breakdown of the last three months. With that intro sentence out of the way let’s jump into all the sweet sweet financial goodness you are here for! July Boy howdy that’s a lot of numbers. July was a pretty awesome month since we broke 100k in invested assets!…

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