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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 »

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My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My Son is a Diabetic: Part 2

My son is a Diabetic Part 2     Being a father when your child is healthy is difficult enough, but when a child has a disease, illness, or disorder, it can be overwhelming.  My oldest son, Jalen, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in March 2011 in addition to a blood disorder (Idiopathic Thombocytopenic Purpura, or ITP for short) in May 2009.  From all accounts, neither disease/disorder has anything to do with what I or my wife have or … Read entire article »

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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 »

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Daddy on a Budget (August 2011)

Daddy on a Budget (August 2011)

Daddy on a Budget August 2011 Issue 4 The blog series Daddy on a Budget on Real Men, Real Dads is my personal journal on my family finances and the challenges I face as I try to spend less than I make. In August, the family did the best job possible to enjoy life while still keeping a lid on our spending.  Unfortunately, we managed to spend more than our budget, but I counteracted that by doing a few … Read entire article »

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Daddy on a Budget (June 2011)

Daddy on a Budget (June 2011)

Daddy on a Budget June 2011 Issue 2 The blog series Daddy on a Budget on Real Men, Real Dads is my personal journal on my family finances and the challenges I face as I try to spend less than I make. The month of June was the month my family ratcheted down our spending in preparation for my return home.  My wife did an excellent job of planning grocery shopping, and we worked together on a grocery price list. … Read entire article »

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Family Finance Ideas from RMRD: Part 2

Family Finance Ideas from RMRD: Part 2

  Family Finance from Real Men, Real Dads Find where you have the advantage! Part 1: An Introduction In the first installment of RMRD’s series on family finance, I offered a brief history of my struggles with finances. I also named the goals I have for this series and asked you to brainstorm ways to increase income and decrease expenditures.  I hope you were able to give adequate thought to the first installment, as now it is time to dig … Read entire article »

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Daddy on a Budget (May 2011)

Daddy on a Budget (May 2011)

Daddy on a Budget May 2011 Issue 1 The blog series Daddy on a Budget on Real Men, Real Dads is my personal journal on my family finances and the challenges I face as I try to spend less than I make. Another big change approaches the Ray family in a few short months. In August, I will be making my return from Iraq to the United States to be closer to my family and help my beautiful … Read entire article »

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