Lending Club Update: Backing Out


In early 2012, I decided to jump on the most popular bandwagon in blogging (at the time) and get into some peer-to-peer lending. Initially I started off with $300, but quickly upped my stake to a total of $1,000 and then decided to let my experiment ride before I committed more money to it. Statistics […]

4 Essential Tips When Saving For the Future

It’s no secret that H and I have been working on saving quite a bit lately. Last summer, we spent a lot of cash on our house and neither of us was happy with the amount we had saved at the end of the year. We both recognized this and talked about it, and decided […]

Insurance Claims can be Taxing

This is a guest post from my dad, who posts occasionally. If you want to read other posts from my dad, check here.  Insurance is one of those items that you typically do not need until you need it.  If you do not own your home out right you have to carry insurance against fire, wind, […]

Most Pressing Financial Issue In My Mind

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the financial bloggers conference. The conference was held in st louis (and was fantastic, as usual). Thrown yearly by my friend Phil Taylor of PT Money, I had a great time and learned a ton. I’m not going to bore you with a full recap, but […]

November 2013 Monthly Review

In case you missed my post last week, my wife and I are expecting twins in the second quarter of 2014. We are both very excited, and are looking forward to expanding our family. My wife was pretty nervous at the prospect of twins at first, but she seems to have warmed up to the […]

Holy $hit, there’s 2


Since I began my financial turnaround in 2009 and began focusing on paying off my debt, I found that it was really easy at first. I had no time and no money, and I was in a ton of debt so there was nothing else on my mind, every. single. day. Since I’ve now paid […]

October 2013 Monthly Review

This was a pretty typical month around our house. Our program to use gift cards and earn points as well as limit our spending at the hardware store has worked pretty well. We’ve had money left over on the card when the month was over the last 2 months. Part of this is because we […]