For the love of libraries

Repository of knowledge. Information Center. Bibliotecha. Whatever you call it, libraries are the bomb. Do kids still say the bomb? I absolutely love libraries and these days I’ve rekindled that romance after a shifting mindset with an emphasis on simplicity and purging. This summer, Meg and I made it a goal to sort through theContinue reading “For the love of libraries”

The Snowball Method: An Update

What a feeling. If you’re just tuning in, some months ago I decided to apply what’s known as The Snowball Method of what remains of my large debts. It’s all steps toward as much of a debt-free life as I can muster, and to show my son that no, debt is not just ‘something you’llContinue reading “The Snowball Method: An Update”

Why did I spend so much?

For somebody who still has a lot of debt from college to manage, I like to think I’m good with money. Not great, but good. My wife always tells me she thinks I’m better at it, especially since I’m meticulous about keeping a written, balanced checkbook ledger. I try very hard to be frugal. SometimesContinue reading “Why did I spend so much?”

Trimming the fat

Even before we had the baby, Meg and I have been doing our best to see where we can cut back when it comes to expenses. We may not be disciplined enough to chuck all the expenses and go live in a tent somewhere, but here and there we’ve found some things that may seemContinue reading “Trimming the fat”

Social Fridays

Ever since we’ve become parents, it has become, as expected, a lot more difficult to get together with friends and family, especially in the frequency that we used to. Before, it was fairly easy to set up a coffee meeting with our friends or go grab dinner with some family without much challenge. As I’veContinue reading “Social Fridays”