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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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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 »

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RMRD Comments: Debt is a first resort

RMRD Comments:  Debt is a first resort

  I find that for many, debt is a first resort. I know of many people who buy things on credit without even thinking of what they are doing. I am of the do I need it or do I want it variety. If I don’t need it, but just want it, I say it will be there the next time I shop. I find with myself, if I just go out and buy something I … Read entire article »

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6 Important Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Kids

6 Important Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Kids

6 Important Lessons Dads Should Teach Their Kids There are many lessons a dad can teach his children. Finances hold a special place in my heart though. I don’t want my child growing up and making the dumb debt mistakes I have made. While that list could go on forever, here are some main points I would love to teach my kids someday. 1. “The more the merrier” does not apply to toys. Many people believe that if … Read entire article »

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Debt is a Last Resort

Debt is a Last Resort

The following is part of Real Men, Real Dads ongoing series, called Daddy on a Budget. Debt is a Last Resort For the longest time, I have known that the typical way of thinking for lower and middle class families is broken. I am not a financial genius. I am far from it, in fact. Simply put, I knew that rich people got rich for a reason and that those rich individuals had no desire of bringing anyone … 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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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 »

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