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Budget On a Stick
Budgeting, family, Midwest
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Minnesota, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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When I was a kid I didn’t get to go to the library often. Sure we had a kid-centric one in my elementary school but rarely did I go to the public library. Living out in the country there were things that I didn’t get to do very often just by the fact that I needed to be driven 10 minutes in and 10 minutes out. The library in my ...
Posted: Dec 12 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah! Nothing says…that like Slow Cooker Tamales! Enjoy! Slow Cooker Tamales 1.5 lbs Ground Beef 1 small Onion (Diced) 15 oz Black Beans (Rinsed and Drained) 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes 11 oz Whole Kernel Corn (Drained) 10 oz Red Enchilada Sauce Seasoning 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper Toppings Sour Cream Shredded Mexican Cheese Corn Mix Topping 1 box Jiffy Corn Mix ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 7:55 AM
Woot! It seems like this day would never come. We are officially a quarter of a millionaires! Yes, I know we have a long way to go but it is still pretty exciting. Our assets minus liabilities, for now, are worth about $250k. I wanted to take this milestone to join the ranks of the J Money’s Million Dollar Club. Over at Budgets are Sexy, J. started the Million Dollar ...
Posted: Dec 05 2017 @ 7:55 AM
I’ve been slowly liking Christmas less and less since I was a kid. Perhaps my biggest frustration isn’t listening to Christmas music (the same 5 songs sung by every signer you’ve never heard of and some you have) but that it has become the titian consumer holiday. Move over Valentine’s Day, your title of a corporate holiday has been lost. My kids are a bit young to comprehend a lot ...
Posted: Nov 28 2017 @ 6:55 AM
This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. We have made mistakes in the past, but so has everyone else and it is important to not only learn from your mistakes but from others too (hint hint). It only took buying one car new to realize how stupid it was and not to make that mistake again. This was also before we had gotten our financial act together. We ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 6:55 AM
This article may contain affiliate links. Read our disclaimer. Being a grown-up is expensive. Even more expensive when you decide to have a family. The money you were so accustomed to spending on yourself is now being divided amongst those who are now in your family. This statement is true if you have a small child or a teenager. Where you spend your money changes as your family grows and ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 6:55 AM
Minimalism is about not compulsively consuming products and being intentional with what things you own. I’ve heard about this lifestyle through other blogs and interviews, so when I saw The Minimalists’ documentary on Netflix I couldn’t wait to watch it. I was starting to feel claustrophobic by our processions and was thinking it was time to reset our junk-o-meter. I never thought I was going to get Ms. Blue Ribbon on ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 6:55 AM
It is a double recipe day! Separately these recipes are delicious but together they can take over your taste buds! Enjoy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup Wild Rice 4 cups Water 1/2 tsp Salt 3/4 cup MN Wild Rice Soup 1/2 Onion (chopped) 1/2 cup Celery (chopped) 1 cup Carrots (coined) 6 tbsp Butter (cubed) 1/3 cup Flour 29 oz Chicken Broth 1/4 tsp Pepper 1 Rotisserie Chicken 1 cup Half and Half Wild Rice In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil.  Add rice. Reduce heat; ...
Posted: Nov 02 2017 @ 6:55 AM
Heads up! Baby 2 is officially going to be known as Babe (Like Babe the Blue Ox) I thought I would take a minute and talk about my experiences as a stay-at-home-dad for the last 8 weeks. I don’t blame you for zoning out or skipping this altogether but it could come in handy in the future. To start off I do have an advantage over my wife’s maternity leave in that…the ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 6:55 AM
It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was the main problem when it came to our finances. When we started dating Ms. Blue Ribbon was working at a shoe store and substitute teaching (Slightly different from me working as a software developer). She was naturally frugal by habit and necessity. Making all her meals at home (noodles and tuna salad sandwiches mostly). She occasionally treated herself to ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 6:55 AM


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