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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Fall is in full swing, and I’m really excited for next week since the kids are out of school and we’ll have a lot of family fun. Rather than hand-craft a post of genius for you today, I’ve decided to … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 1:16 PM
I have a theory that folks in North Texas are colder and more miserable in winter than just about anyone else. I sense the furrowed brows, but hear me out. I’m not saying that North Texas has the worst winters … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 12:06 PM
Today we’re going to do things a little different. There’ll be no talk of finance, even by its broadest definition. Instead we’re going to celebrate one of my heroes. You may not know him, but you may well owe your … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 27 2017 @ 1:40 AM
I coach my son’s soccer team, and at a recent game, one of our players took the ball to the corner and passed back to his friend in the middle. Just like we practiced. His friend was about to get … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 3:39 PM
Cryptocurrencies are trending! I can’t go a day without seeing some news story about them. I’d been successfully ignoring all of the noise, but last week one of my friends asked me about my cryptocurrency investment strategy. This is a … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 3:37 PM
A friend recently had a few personal finance questions for me. I figured I’d just direct him to my outstanding library of foundational personal finance posts. Then I realized I didn’t have any. It was sad. Let’s remedy that, shall … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Oct 06 2017 @ 3:40 PM
I’ve had a couple of dolls for the last 15 years. They belonged to my mom. She had them since she was a little girl, and she hoped to give them to my or my brother’s daughters. The problem is … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 1:19 PM
Fall is easily my favorite season for grilling, and we’re going strong these days at the ABL manse. I am always a little amazed folks don’t grill more – for us, it’s probably 2-3 times per week at a minimum. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 3:35 PM
Have you ever had someone reach out after a long absence and act like nothing happened? They just give you the ol’ “Hey, how’s it goin’?” like they were talking to you yesterday, but maybe it’s been years. It’s weird. … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 12:12 PM
I’m headed about 500 miles away to West Texas this weekend with my eldest son. Our primary objective is to see a rodeo. Yep, that’s just how we roll ‘round here. Last weekend my whole family went with my brother … Continue reading → ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 12:52 PM


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