The Power of Sound Personal Finance

Last week, I mentioned that I was recently switched jobs to a lower paying job. If you check out the post, my lower pay is specifically base, and the new job offers a significant amount of upside for me. At the end of every calendar year, I will be eligible for a bonus (which I […]

Where to Keep Your Emergency Fund


A while back, I wrote about what to do with your emergency fund. I’ll admit, this is a total “first world” financial problem for me. I’ve never really had an emergency fund (I kept about 750 in savings when I was paying down debt) because I was busy spending everything that I earned (and more) […]

How Do You Handle Upside?

Not long ago, I read a post on my buddy sam’s blog about his expriences in the start up scene in the bay area. Specifically, Sam was talking about his role in personal capital (which is pretty cool) and his compensation package. To make a good (and long-ish) story short, they offered Sam 3 options […]

May 2014 Monthly Review

Hi everyone. Another month has gone by, and it has been a busy one.We were finally able to take our kiddo home from the hospital, after almost 3 months of her staying there. We are both really enjoying having her home, and my wife is having fun being at home as well. I have also […]

Where Do You Keep Your Emergency Fund?

Lately, it seems like things are really falling into place for our finances. All the hard work that H and I have done over the last 12 months have paid off. We’ve killed our cable bill, dropped our phone bill by 66% (and possibly savings more to come), Cut our Internet costs by 50% per […]

April 2014 Monthly Review

I know that some people find these monthly review selfish or uninteresting, but I think they are beneficial for 2 reasons. The first is that doing this helps me keep track of my progress, publicly. This helps keep me on track and accountable, and makes for transparency with me. One of the reasons that I […]