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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

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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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

Money Blows in to a Patch of Oregon Known for Its Unrelenting Winds

Money Blows in to a Patch of Oregon Known for Its Unrelenting Winds

This article is syndicated through DailyClimate.Org and is an article from New York Times found here. This article may not be reprinted from Real Men, Real Dads. MORO, Ore. — It pays to live in Sherman County: $590 a year. In this sparsely populated landscape south of the Columbia River Gorge, annual checks for that amount are local residents’ share of a windfall brought by the growing wind energy industry. In an area otherwise dominated by wheat … Read entire article »

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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