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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

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 »

Filed under: Business/Finances, Daddy on a Budget

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

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 (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 »

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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 »

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

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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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 »

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