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Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)…

Thoughts on being a one income family (single income family)… Our family has survived on a single income for its entire existence (8 years and counting).  For the longest time, I thought this meant me simply working one job.  I’ve since matured financially to understand that you should never be a one-income family, even if only one person is working at a single job. A recent study by Families and Work Institute shows that 79 percent of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Family/Life, Featured

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

Childhood Illness and Parental PTSD

      In my constant search for more information and better solutions to my son’s diabetic problems and blood disorder, I stumbled across an informative article at Daddy Types that can be found at the bottom of the page under “Inspirations and Resources”. The article covers Parental PTSD and how an illness in children affects their parents. It was a great read, and the topic has shed some light on my situation as a father. It’s … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, My Son has ITP, My Son is a Diabetic

Do you have $2000?

Do you have $2000?

Recently I read a blog post that referenced Wall Street Journal when saying that nearly half of Americans say they “definitely or probably could not come up with $2,000 if it was needed.  The author of the blog post stated that he had a friend who made more than $100,000 each year, yet lived paycheck to paycheck.  It is a sad state of affairs when the American mentality still focuses on spending, even in rough … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Random Thoughts

Living Large on a Small Budget

Living Large on a Small Budget

Through my research for this blog, I’ve stumbled across some great resources for others like me with limited means and a desire to improve their family finances.  Wisebread is one of those resources.  Here is a sampling of what the website currently has to offer. The Store Sales Cycle: Your Monthly Guide to Clearance Prices From groceries to light bulbs, sales are not random. Every year stores put certain products on sale around the same time. Discover … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances

Show Me the Links #3

Show Me the Links #3

Each week on Friday, Real Men, Real Dads will showcase five links that we find interesting and worthwhile.  Here is a sampling: Just do it! The most condescending sign in my hometown. Great post about single parents and their fear of self employment. How big should your emergency fund be? The present is the only thing we have going for us. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Show Me the Links