Unplanned Finance

Managing Debt

Managing debt should be a class they teach in high school. It is a life skill that everyone needs to understand and master as they navigate through adulthood. Continue reading “Managing Debt”

Three Reasons I don’t have to defend my choices that have financial implications

A few days ago, I posted that valuations of Stay At Home Mom Articles piss me off, I realized that one reason the article angered me, is that “Texas Man” did not really have to defend his and his wife’s choice at all. I Continue reading “Three Reasons I don’t have to defend my choices that have financial implications”

September spending and net worth updates brought to you by the emergency fund!

Good day to you money voyeurs. Today is the day that I wax poetic about some of my favorite money topics, my money. Including what my family and I spent last month, and how our net worth fared. Continue reading “September spending and net worth updates brought to you by the emergency fund!”

$594 on groceries and other financial ramblings

It’s been a long time since I’ve given a spending or net worth update. The primary reason for this is that we had to go through a financial transition that briefly made our financial life super complicated. Continue reading “$594 on groceries and other financial ramblings”

My Personal Finance Moment

By all accounts, I have lived a cushy life. Growing up, I had every advantage: loving parents, fun siblings, great friends, and a strong faith. A few months after graduating from college, Continue reading “My Personal Finance Moment”

The case against college savings

Rob and I might never save another dollar for our kid’s college fund. Are we crazy? Before you judge, check out our reasons.

It’s likely college will be free in 15 years. In America, K-12 schools are free for people of all income brackets, but Continue reading “The case against college savings”

How to save money and get what you want

Recently, I’ve picked up a new hobby. It’s called calling medical providers and my insurance company to get the medical coverage I want at the price I want, or at the very least at a price lower than what I’ve been billed. Continue reading “How to save money and get what you want”