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Welcome, interweb stranger! We’re Johnny and Joanna. And that chubby little chubster waving is our little girl, Sally. We write about the joys, pains, and realities of living on a budget. We also write about cats, zombie apocalypses, and LeVar Burton. While we try to keep things as coherent as possible, we suspect that being new parents is slowly driving us insane. But we’ve never loved anything or anyone so much, insanity and all.

Peruse the articles below to get our take on different money-related topics that we write about when our baby’s in bed and our cat is snoring through her sixth nap of the day.

Wait, who are you guys?

Our Debt Story

It Took $15 to Fall in Love

Wait, Are We Poor?


Our “Everything Else” Budgeting Category

Five Signs You Need a Budget

Budgeting Means You Don’t Like Nice Stuff

Our Monthly Budgets: 8/13 • 4/13 • 1/13

Tips & Hacks

How to Get the Best Deals on the Internets

How to Snag Sweet Travel Deals on Priceline

Travel cheap: NYC and Boston

How to Organize Your Paperwork

Baby Finances

Preparing Financially for a Baby: Before and After

Pros and Cons of a 529 College Savings Plan

Our Baby’s Costs: Month 11 • 10 • 9 • 8 • 7 • 65 • 4

Diaper Dilemma

Investing & Retirement

A Pocket-Sized Guide to Financial Success

Why You Should Invest in a 401k

Deep Thoughts

Are We Just Working for the Weekend?

My Week Without Social Media

Second-Guessing Generosity

We’re Sorta Weird

Pen Pals with Nigerian Princes

What in the World are We Whining About?

You Couldn’t Pay Me Money To…

Sorry, that’s a lot of links. But that should give you just a taste of what makes us tick. And if that didn’t satiate your quench for personal finance geekdom, check out our post archive. We do our best to respond to all comments, so feel free to chime in on any of our posts or use this nifty form to contact us with comments, questions, or awesome cat videos.

Hope to see you around the blog!