Sorry I’m on vacation

March 31, 2015

Probably won’t have new content up until next week since the fam and I are in San Diego for Spring Break. 

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Things every high school senior should know about college.

March 24, 2015

I’ve been mentoring the same group of high school boys for four years. They are seniors now, and most of them are in the midst of receiving their college acceptance/rejection letters in the mail. At one of my recent Bible studies I asked the guys if they would be interested in doing a “college prep” […]

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How to accidentally save money.

March 16, 2015

Girl Ninja and I have made multiple intentional decisions on how we can best reign in our spending and control our monthly expenses. There are numerous ways in which we intentionally cut costs to save money. Last night, however, I started thinking about all the ways I unintentionally have saved my family a bunch of money. Here are […]

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Some free things aren’t free when you have money.

March 12, 2015

Girl Ninja and I were hanging out with a bunch of high school kids the other night at Young Life, when I started talking with one of the Junior guys about some of his photography shots I’ve seen him share on social media. As we talked about our mutual love for nice lenses and photography, he said […]

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Have you ever actually had an emergency?

March 9, 2015

What’s the most expensive emergency you’ve ever had? Good question right? If you’re like me you’re lucky enough to have never really had an emergency. I mean, sure I’ve had to replace my car tires before. Or buy a last minute plane ticket for a family issue. But these things are relatively insignificant in terms of […]

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You NEED to know your expense ratios.

March 4, 2015

Now that I’ve given our savings account the cold shoulder in hopes of building long-term wealth via our taxable and retirement accounts, basic investment strategies just wont cut it any more. The need to go deeper. In 2007, when I landed my current job with the Feds, I was handed a fat stack of HR paperwork as […]

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Is there any reason I should still have a savings account?

March 3, 2015

Girl Ninja and I are in the process of refinancing our mortgage. We locked in our refi rate at the end of January, which saved us 0.25% compared to today’s rates. Might not seem like much at first, but it works out to about $40 per month, every month, for the next 30 years. So yeah, […]

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