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Dad is Cheap
General Finance
Budgeting, Family
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
IT / Data Analyst
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It’s been pretty challenging to get myself to blog the past few months as I was a bit preoccupied, but a little someone has inspired me to write again… On April 7, 2017, my second child Logan was born. He was 7 lbs, 3 oz and 19 inches. Our world has been turned upside down. Again. … Continue reading Logan. ...
Posted: May 02 2017 @ 8:00 PM
$233,610. According to this article on CNN, that’s around how much it’s going to cost me to raise Addie until she’s 17. Of course this doesn’t include all the fun stuff like college and when my daughter inevitably comes home after that to mooch from me and my wife for a few years until she … Continue reading Affording Parenthood. ...
Posted: Feb 21 2017 @ 12:18 AM
After a long hiatus, I’m back on the keyboard. Didja miss me' Maybe a little bit' 😉 What has gone on in the past few months since I’ve been away' Let me see… And Then There Were Four… Yep. Addie is going to be a bigger sister! We have a new addition to the family due … Continue reading Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself ...
Posted: Jan 16 2017 @ 11:00 PM
Last week, my family and I went to the Big Island in Hawaii to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. Since I travel hacked our flights, we weren’t able to take a full week for the trip due to availability. We left LA Monday morning and took the dreaded Red Eye Saturday Night. What could … Continue reading Kona. ...
Posted: Nov 02 2016 @ 10:00 PM
I’ve been lagging a lot the past few months on the blog. With the summer months (and my newish job) it’s been difficult dedicating time to write. I’ve been blogging for over a year and I’ve realized that I don’t necessarily like writing, but I LOVE having written. It’s time for me to get back … Continue reading Summer Days of the Future Past ...
Posted: Sep 22 2016 @ 10:00 PM
I was recently interviewed in My Money Counts in which I discuss my relationship with my wife when it comes to managing our finances. If you haven’t done so, please check it out! Thanks Pamela for featuring me 🙂 In a previous life (i.e. 3 years ago), I couldn’t wrap my head around budgeting. This was … Continue reading Your Budget, Your Life ...
Posted: Aug 26 2016 @ 10:00 PM
Writer’s block is no joke. As I slowly get back into writing a new post for the blog I wanted to share my guest interview that was featured today on my man Andrew’s blog Family Money Plan. If you want to read more on how I became a budget nerd, please check it out here! … Continue reading Behind the Screen ...
Posted: Aug 06 2016 @ 12:36 AM
I’ve been blogging about personal finance and fatherhood for over a year. I started this blog as a way to show people that this money stuff isn’t that complicated. You don’t need to be a doctor or lawyer to save, invest, or even retire early. All you need to do is pay attention. In the … Continue reading The Lonely Road of Personal Finance ...
Posted: Jul 14 2016 @ 10:00 PM
If you didn’t notice by now, I am ALL ABOUT saving and making money whenever I can. I save so that my family can spend on what we value most. Which if you’re not a regular reader to the blog it’s adventures, eating, and making sure Addie has a bright future. While I’m pretty open … Continue reading Why I Don’t Coupon ...
Posted: Jul 06 2016 @ 10:00 PM
A special shout out to Michael The Honeymoon Guy for teaching me the ways of Travel Hacking, in which you sign up for a bunch of travel credit cards to take advantage of the signup bonuses.  He wrote a post on his blog how he helped me figure out how to score my tickets to … Continue reading How I Travel Hacked 3 Free Round Trip Tickets to Hawaii ...
Posted: Jun 15 2016 @ 9:00 PM


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