Why Is It So Weird To Talk About Money?

Why Is It So Weird To Talk About Money?

Apparently, It’s Weird To Talk About Money It is, I’ve learned. It’s one of those taboo subjects that people get all weird and “offended” and bajiggity about. “Never talk about religion, politics, or money.”  What?? I...
Money Lessons: The $2 Cookie

Money Lessons: The $2 Cookie

The Two Dollar Cookie When I was seven or eight years old, and my brother was five or six, we were in the mall with my dad one day.  We walked by the Great American Cookie Co. kiosk, and like any good kid instantly wanted a cookie. Dad said we could each pick out a...
What Is Your Net Worth?

What Is Your Net Worth?

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosure policy here. Do You Know Your Net Worth? Very simply, your net worth is all of your assets minus all of your liabilities.  This can be calculated for a business or a person/family. In...
Zero-Sum Budgeting

Zero-Sum Budgeting

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosure policy here. Why Budget? Let me start by saying this:  Budgeting is not about deprivation or extreme frugality.  It’s about knowing where your money is going, allowing you to align...
How To Survive A Road Trip With Small Kids

How To Survive A Road Trip With Small Kids

A toddler and a baby drive across the country… Little Lyon Cub recently told me a few times that she drove a school bus while at preschool that day.  She’s not two and a half yet, so I doubt she drove an actual school bus, but I’m happy she has an...
2020: Step Into My Office

2020: Step Into My Office

Welcome to the next decade January 1st marked not only a new year this year, but a new decade as well.  So much has happened in the last ten years! Ten years ago I was a single ensign in the Navy, living in Jacksonville Beach, FL.  Today I’m a married civilian...
Two Thousand Nineteen In Review

Two Thousand Nineteen In Review

Where did this year go?  I know I’m not the only one who is sitting here wondering where the heck did 2019 go.   I’m sure there are plenty of people who think this past year went by at a snail’s pace; but I’m equally sure there are another...
How I Completely Updated My Kitchen For Under $1000

How I Completely Updated My Kitchen For Under $1000

It’s true my friends, it can be done.  This whole process was done slowly but surely in pieces over about a year.  Not because it was particularly hard or time-consuming, but because life happens and that’s just how long it took us to finally be done. In...
Personal Capital and Mint Reviews

Personal Capital and Mint Reviews

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosure policy here. Previously, I wrote about You Need A Budget (YNAB) and EveryDollar. Today, we take a look at Mint and Personal Capital. I originally was going to put all four in one post....

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