7 Reasons Every Smart Couple Needs a Side Income (and How to Get One)

How would your family benefit from an extra $250, $500 or even $1,000 every month? In this post, I want to share why it’s so important that your family develop a side income and show you how to make it happen – complete with real-life examples of the many ways we’ve added to the bottom […]

12 Surprising Takeaways from our Debt Freedom Journey

My husband and I were Ostriches. You know the breed: Not exceptionally self-aware, since when they feel threatened they will try to flatten their nine foot tall, 350 pound bodies against the ground in an effort to become invisible. Assuming that move fails, they can run like the wind from predators at sustained speeds of […]

What’s in your wallet?

The question in the headline may bring to mind ads full of burly, weapon-waving Vikings in all sorts of amusing modern situations. However, the question What’s in your wallet? is a serious one because it will determine your ability to think outside the box when you and your spouse have set your sights on a purchase. You […]

The Opportunity Cost of Your Job: Live with it or leave it?

The hours you have available to work represent a fertile field of opportunity to grow in skills, obtain wealth, gather knowledge, gain power and prestige, form strong personal and professional relationships, and to live with a true sense of purpose and satisfaction. How and where you choose to spend those hours determines the Opportunity Cost of your […]

3 essential keys to furnish your home on a budget

You’ve been watching those shows about how to buy and makeover a house, and visions of your very own HGTV style home are now dancing in your head. You’ve pinned hundreds of images of cheery kitchens, welcoming living rooms, and restful bedrooms on Pinterest. Furniture and home decor catalogs litter your apartment, and you can’t […]