$750 > $2,000

This isn’t New Math.  I’m going to show you why, if given the same choice I could be given, $750 is greater than $2,000. 

Needs vs. Wants

The company I work for is offering an incentive to donate a portion of our paycheck to United Way.  If we choose to donate $5 per week ($260 annually) to United Way, we will be entered … Read More

Net Worth Update – September 2019 $339,871.00 (-$5,569.35/1.64%)

What a crazy summer it has been. I didn’t intend on going dark for 3 months, but I found very little time to devote to writing about money. My summer started like I pretty much planned – I had some business travel in New Orleans for several days in early June, followed by a little vacation with some friends. What … Read More

Resisting the Urge to Splurge

Ok – I probably could have picked a better title. But there it is. And here you are. We will just have to live with the fact that I wrote that title out, and you decided to click it.

The urge to splurge is the inner drive we all have to go out (or log on to Amazon) and splurge … Read More

If we saved NOTHING

Over the last few years, I’ve been focusing heavily on our financial future and what we could have when we retire. I recently calculated all of the responsible dollars that we spend every year (roughly $67,650 or $5,637.50 each month). With all of our future planning, I never thought about what “now” we are giving up for $3.6M in … Read More