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December 2013

  • OFB 50 States Project: Connecticut

    OFB 50 States Project: Connecticut

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    In The OFB 50 States Project, you the readers spill the beans about your state: the good, the bad, and the delicious. And thus provide “forever place” seekers (like yours truly) a useful resource in their search. We’d love to hear about your state! To be a part of this project, click here to…

  • Why We’re Happy to Be Renting


    Johnny and I are looking forward to the day we become home owners. The money we’re currently saving each month is a little bit more toward a future down payment. We can sometimes be heard saying, “It will be so nice when we have our own house because…” as we…

  • Dave or Suze

    Are You a Dave or a Suze?


    Many moons ago — okay, just a few years ago — when Johnny and I started down the path to debt freedom, we looked to Dave Ramsey as our financial guru. Whatever he (or rather, his book) said was gold. At first we followed it to a T. And then…

  • Johnny's $1 Christmas gifts

    Our Cheap (and Weird) Christmas Tradition, Pt. II


    Christmastime is the best time. Great food, good company, quality movies, and an awesome opportunity for me to reclaim my Weirdest Person in Our Family award that I work so hard to earn every year. We introduced my longstanding $1 Christmas gift tradition on the blog last year, but if your finger…