Homemade Natural Baby Wipes


When we first found out my wife was pregnant, we started looking into ways to lower the cost of raising children, because according to some the cost of raising children from birth to age 18 is above a quarter million dollars. I could not believe that then (and still don’t), but we both started looking […]

Lending Club 2 Year Update


It has been almost 2 years since I joined lending club as an investor, and I wanted to go over it with all of you readers. Things started out well for me, and then turned sour after about 18 months, and I stopped updating on what I’d been doing with it at that point. Well, […]

The Ultimate Guide to Cutting Cable

Cut Cable TV

When I started to get serious about paying off my debt after I finished grad school, I had already been reading financial blogs for a while and knew that there were tons of places to start, but getting rid of credit card debt was first. Once I finished that though, I started to go after […]

Mortgage Going Up?


Not long ago, I remember reading a post on¬†kathleen’s blog frugal portland¬†about her mortgage going up. I was unsure how that could happen since I thought rates and prices were locked in for the term of the loan. You know you’d pay the same amount over the entire term of the loan, and that made […]

Less than 5,000 Left!

Earlier this week, I authorized a payment of $400 from our checking account to great lakes, the people who are servicing my student loan. Once that payment hits next week, there will be less than 5,000 on the balance! That means that I’ve paid of 90%+ of the consumer debt that I had in 2009! […]

March 2014 Monthly Review

Well, another month has passed. Crazy how time flies. Eleanor is still in the NICU, and I have been going down to denver every weekend to see her and my wife, and spending monday – thursday at home in wyoming. Its kind of lonely having this huge house to myself, but I’ve found pretty good […]

Tax Lien Sale Update

Earlier this year, I went to a tax lien sale with my father in law. We had a good time, and unlike the two that I had been to prior to this, I actually got not only 1 lien, but 2! Needless to say I was pretty excited. My total cost for the 2 liens […]