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October 2013

  • Baby Bucks

    OFB Baby Update: Nine Months


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    In the Baby Bucks series, we babble about babies and money and sleep deprivation and cuteness overload. In that order. General Baby Thoughts Yowza, our house was not prepared for having a mobile baby. Our girl has her favorite areas of destruction in our living room: the bookcase and the…

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    Ways to Save When Your Cash Flow Tells You to Buy


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    Since moving to our new place, we’ve gotten the obligatory “How are you settling in?” question from everyone. To any outsider, we seem completely settled, but boy oh boy is it a long process, one that I think takes close to a year. We’re just focusing little by little on…

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    How to Buy a Car: 5 Basic Steps


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    We’ve mentioned before that we’ve made every effort to buy our cars with cash. And I can say cars (with an “s”) because we’ve bought two cars and two scooters in our six years of marriage, thankyouverymuch. Pretty much car buying experts here, folks. You should see us at parties.…

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    Budgeting Means You Don’t Like Nice Stuff


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    When Johnny and I were out and about this weekend, a couple with their two young children caught our (okay, my) attention. It was mid-afternoon, but both parents were walking around in their pajamas. Flannel pants, baggy T-shirts — both of them. In a public place, with lots of other…