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March 2015

  • Using a Calendar to Keep Your Finances in Check

    Using a Calendar to Keep Your Finances in Check


    For over a week, we’d been receiving reminders that our building’s water would be turned off for a day. I didn’t enter it in my calendar because I kept telling myself that there was no way I’d forget something this big. Even the day before it happened, I reminded myself…

  • You've spent a few years soaking up everything Dave Ramsey had to say. Now it's time to move along, grasshopper. Here are some Dave Ramsey rules that you're likely ready to graduate from and leave behind.

    Graduating from Dave Ramsey


    Joanna and I will forever owe our budgeting beginnings to the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Dave Ramsey. A friend lent us The Total Money Makeover one fateful day, and our financial lives were changed forever. We adopted “gazelle intensity” as a normal phrase in our household. We listened in…

  • Amazon Prime: All the reasons why it's worth every cent

    Is Amazon Prime Worth It? Heck Yes!


    When I was preparing to write this post, I asked Johnny, “When did we become Amazon Prime members?” His response: “I don’t know. . . [thinking] . . . I really don’t.” And I don’t either. It’s changed our lives so much that we can’t remember a time without it.…

  • Using a CPA: Is it worth it?


    Once upon a time, I wrote a post about filing taxes. I’ve actually written a lot of posts about taxes, which Joanna reminds me is the reason I don’t have friends. In the comments of the aforementioned post, a reader remarked that he/she never felt confident about whether or not…