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Family Health: How to Save on Your Family’s Health This Year

Have you ever been hit with an unexpected medical bill that makes your heart skip a beat? You could have sworn you planned for something like this at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, your budget is looking tight, and these expenses aren’t going anywhere. You can’t help thinking: “Was there something I could have done?” It’s a harsh reality for most of us. Health care expenses aren’t easy to stomach, but there are ways for you to lower the bills for your family this year. Here are four steps to start saving now.   Read the Fine Print in Your Insurance Plan Sit down and take a look at what your insurance plan actually covers. You might be surprised how many people don’t even read the benefit section in the booklet sent … Read entire article »

Filed under: Family/Life, Featured, Fitness/Health

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

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party

A Dad Gets His Wrestlemania Party Spending time with friends is a luxury for this husband, father-of-two, blogger, full-time student, and full-time worker.  The number of local pro wrestling fan friends is few, too…  and being dads themselves makes it hard to get on the same page.  Even though pro wrestling get togethers are hard to come by here in my neck of the woods,  I still managed to get together on April Fools Day with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Entertainment Commentary, Featured, Men, Sports Commentary

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

Daddy on a Budget (July 2011)

Daddy on a Budget (July 2011)

Daddy on a Budget July 2011 Issue 3 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. Leading into the month of August when I would be home and jobless for a bit, July was a month of complete and total saving.  Every last dime that could be saved was saved.  Every place where … Read entire article »

Filed under: Daddy on a Budget, Featured

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 »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Daddy on a Budget, Featured

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

Family Finance Ideas from RMRD (Intro)

Family Finance Ideas from RMRD (Intro)

      Family Finance from Real Men, Real Dads An Introduction First of all, it is important for me to say that I am not a financial expert. In an increasingly expensive world for families, however, I have been able to provide for mine with a lot of hard work and determination. It has been stressful and hard on my heart, but taking care of my family has given me a great source of pride. I channel my love … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Featured

Quantitative Easing 2 (QE2) near an end

Quantitative Easing 2 (QE2) near an end

Quantitative Easing 2 (QE2) near an end Tom Sightings wrote an excellent article over at Technorati about Quantitative Easing 2 coming to a close on June 30, 2011 – just one month away – and how it may (not) affect you.  I feel it is important to at least attempt understanding financial issues, and Quantitive Easing 1 and 2 are significant financial/economic topics that do not require an advanced knowledge of money.  After reading Mr. Sightings article, I … Read entire article »

Filed under: Business/Finances