Sending Our Kids to College – Saving for College

Even though our boys are 2 years old and 2 months old, it is not too early to start saving for college.  If our children get into college, we want to help pay for it.  Unfortunately, the estimated costs for a 4 year degree in 16 & 18 years are pretty terrifying.  Furthermore, saving for college to cover all of … Read More

Your SMART Goals Aren’t Good Enough

SMARTER Goals Get Results

You have probably heard about making SMART goals.  I hear them all the time around my office.  We talk about SMART goals for career planning, annual planning, project planning, basically everything planning (SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, & Time-Bound.)  It’s very common and said almost sarcastically around here because … Read More

Confessions of an Imperfect Saver #2

In 2016 I spent a lot on video games…

Before I became serious about getting my spending under control, I spent $1,980.20 on video games in one year.  I should rephrase that; I spent at least $1,980.20 on video games.  Not counting cash spent during that year, or charges at retail stores.  I was only able to count transactions that … Read More

Net Worth Update – September 2018 $272,242.83 (+$6,126.46)

We survived our first month with only my job to support us (in case you didn’t know, my wife is taking unpaid maternity leave through the end of the year).  We have got to make some adjustments to our spending if we are going to be successful in not dipping into our weekly saving amounts over the next 4 months.  … Read More