• Generational Money Shifts

    A Chunk of Change: Generational Money Shifts


    Just a heads up, this post is sponsored by the fine folks at Chase. This should go without saying, but all opinions are our own and came straight from our own noggins. Just recently, Johnny and I were driving through our college stomping grounds when we passed the abandoned building…

  • OFB Update

    OFB Update and News!

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    Johnny and I spent the weekend folding laundry. Weeks’ and weeks’ worth of it. It was getting to a point last week where I’d have a mild panic attack each morning when it came time to dress the girls. Do they even have any clothes left in their closet?? Please,…

  • Six-Month Budgeting Checkup

    Six-Month Budgeting Checkup


    Hello, is this thing on? Hi. It’s been a while. Almost a month, actually. And here we are in July, halfway through 2016. Where has the time gone?! Well, we know exactly where it’s gone, but more on that in an upcoming post. It’s July, people! And you know what…

  • Budgeting To-Do List

    Budgeting To-Do List


    Johnny and I both have an affinity for to-do lists. Surprise, surprise. His are often found in different areas of our home, atop various counters or desks. They’re scribbled on tiny sticky notes with even tinier handwriting. Mine are found in my planner or notebook, with jumbled notes flowing into…

  • Debt Payoff

    The Consequences of Becoming Debt Free


    If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you may be familiar with our debt story. In it, we go to great lengths (maybe too great) to explain our brief journey into and out of debt. The TL;DR version of it is that we acquired $20k in debt through…

  • Four Men, Four Incomes

    Four Men: Four Different Incomes


    If you’re looking for some weekend reading, Johnny and I loved looking over this article that’s been going around the web the last couple of weeks: 4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford. We thought the article was super interesting and eye-opening…

  • Has Budgeting Made Me Stingy?

    Has Budgeting Made Me Stingy?


    As I was driving home from from the grocery store yesterday, I was thinking about how I hate spending money. I’d gone to the grocery to pick up just a few items, and somehow my grocery bill had ended up costing almost $100. When the cashier had told me the…

  • There's always more savings

    There’s Always More Savings


    Always. Or, most of the time. Johnny and I were having one of our nerdy money discussions last night, and we were looking back on our days of paying down our student loans and how we actually made it work. We weren’t making much money, but our debt payoff goals…

  • Thoughts as Tax Season Comes to a Close

    A Few Thoughts as Tax Season Comes to a Close

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    Just a heads up, this post is sponsored by the fine folks at Block Advisors. This should go without saying, but all opinions are our own and came straight from our own noggins. It’s been over six years since we graduated from college (what?!), but there are still a few…

  • Budgeting: Just Do It

    Budgeting: Just Do It


    Johnny and I love to find little ways to make our lives easier. We’re all about automating this or that (we did a whole post on it here) and giving ourselves one less thing to think about during our hectic day to day. But when it comes to budgeting, how…