The Art of the Finance Date Night

A funny thing happened after we got married: the people of society started handing out random, unsolicited relationship advice & tidbits. Thank you recently divorced co-worker and old lady at the voting booth for the salient advice! The overwhelming theme of most of the advice we received was communication. Communication is key. Never stop talking […]

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Monthly Expenses – May 2016

Our goal for 2016 is to reduce our yearly expenses to $50,000. That means keeping our expenses at $4,166 per month.  And what’s a better way to stay abreast of expenses than reporting out at the end of the month? I can think of none! April showers bring May flowers. We completely embraced that and found ourselves […]

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Monthly Expenses – April 2016

Our goal for 2016 is to reduce our yearly expenses to $50,000. That means keeping our expenses at $4,166 per month.  And what’s a goal without an accountabilibuddy?? Monthly expense check-in to the rescue! April, April, April! A month filled with a grueling 8 hour Professional Engineering exam, free festivals abound, outdoor adventures, various get-togethers with […]

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Monthly Expenses – March 2016

Our goal for 2016 is to reduce our yearly expenses to $50,000. That means keeping our expenses at $4,166 per month.  And what’s a goal without a plan and accountability?? Monthly expenses check-in to the rescue! Oh March. In like a lion, out like a lamb with a gaggle of other animals mixed in-between. Highlights […]

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How I knew Mr. Doodlepop was “my guy”

It was January in Wisconsin. A balmy 1 °F. And we were lost. Driving down some back country road that didn’t seem to lead anywhere. All the while Mr. Doodlepop was assuring me he knew where we were going and that we were “almost there”! We finally pull up in front of this big red barn and […]

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