Escaping The Rate Race…The Status Quo Strategy

After being introduced to Michael of Uncommon Dream by the one and only Paula Pant of Afford Anything, I knew I found another member of my tribe. In the podcast, Michael discussed 7 strategies that he developed to escape the rate race, which is ultimately what I am after. After listening to him and then … Read moreEscaping The Rate Race…The Status Quo Strategy

Family Spending (Budget) Plan: October 2019

October was another great month for our wallet. And it could of been our lowest spending month YTD, except that I made a bonehead mistake while booking a rental car for an upcoming trip to Orlando I use Personal Capital to keep track of our spending. Given how many different cards we use to manage our household … Read moreFamily Spending (Budget) Plan: October 2019

You should be c(u)ming and going…Relationship advice from Chris Rock!

“…If you’re in a relationship, all you should be doing is fucking and going places. That’s all you should be doing. Having sex and traveling…You should be cuming and going. Thats all you should be doing…” – Chris Rock I was watching Chris Rock’s special on Netflix – Tamborine, and this line stood out to … Read moreYou should be c(u)ming and going…Relationship advice from Chris Rock!

Family Spending (Budget) Plan: September 2019

September 2019 Budget

September was our lowest spending month in 2019. And we needed that to balance out the set backs we had in June and July. Overall, it was a low-key month in terms of spending, so this should be a short post! It appears that our net-worth jumped by 71K in the last 3 months, but … Read moreFamily Spending (Budget) Plan: September 2019

“The World Doesn’t Stop, So Please Live On”: Writing and Delivering Your Own Eulogy

I’ve heard over and over from life long learners that going through the exercise of writing your own eulogy is a visualization technique that can help make changes in the way we currently live our lives. So when the time came to deliver a social speech in my Toastmaster curriculum, I jumped at the opportunity … Read more“The World Doesn’t Stop, So Please Live On”: Writing and Delivering Your Own Eulogy

Family Spending (Budget) Plan: July 2019

I use Personal Capital to keep track of my finances. Given how many different cards we use to manage our household finances, I find that this is the best free online tool available to help me keep track. On to the numbers! Car / Transportation We have 2 cars, both of which are paid off, … Read moreFamily Spending (Budget) Plan: July 2019

My Wife Makes More Than Me And It Makes Me Insecure

Sike nahhh. Hahaha! I can’t understand the old school mentality that I am somehow less than a man if my wife earns more than me. That’s ridiculous beyond belief. I am proud that her efforts have paid off and are yielding results. And it motivates me to match her hustle. I hope that by the … Read moreMy Wife Makes More Than Me And It Makes Me Insecure

Paying Off Student Loans Before Turning 40

I applied and was approved for a new Sofi 5-year student loan. I got a 68bps (0.68%) interest rate reduction over my previous rate and the monthly minimum payment has decreased by $120 per month. The only problem is, 5 years from now I will 41 years old. I refuse to be a 40+ year … Read morePaying Off Student Loans Before Turning 40