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Monkey Free Me
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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Have you been putting off your investing, teaching your kid the piano, gardening, or just finding a good money book to read?  Well today I have the solution!  Just go do it!  That’s it….the whole secret to success.  Just go do it!  If you understand this, then stop reading and go do whatever you have […] ...
Posted: May 27 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Disclaimer: I’m getting off the wealth and money train for a little bit to explain to readers about how they can help our struggling teachers across America in a big way.  So if you want money talk today, just click around and find a topic on my site that interests you and read away.  If […] ...
Posted: May 20 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Everyone, thinks that hobbies have to be expensive.  People go golfing for $100 a round, they buy expensive tennis memberships and equipment, or they decide to collect some item, that means they are shopping all the time for their collections.  Well, today I got some cheap hobbies for you as the weather warms and you […] ...
Posted: May 13 2018 @ 10:00 AM
“Stop being a Cheap Ass!”  I hear this from my wife a few times a month.  The best part of this phrase is that most of the time I know I’m doing something right financially. I have found that talking about money with people makes them uncomfortable.  Even in a teachers setting where I know, […] ...
Posted: May 06 2018 @ 10:00 AM
This blog started January 1st, 2017 as my third blog over the last 7 years.  I started my first blog as a journal of my life, that turned into teacher stuff, observational comedy, my kids lives and activities, and personal finances.  The second blog was more of a learning experience, and seeing how cheap I […] ...
Posted: Apr 29 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I started my Master’s degree at age 25, and finished when I was 30 years old, paying the entire thing in cash at a private university.  I had a full time high school teaching job, was an assistant coach for two sports, had a wife, kids, a home mortgage, and all the bills that go […] ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 8:00 AM
Saving half of your income or more sounds impossible for most people, and it was impossible for me too at one point.  But, over the years I put together a plan to save half my income and reach financial independence faster.  Here are my thoughts on how you might be able to do this too. […] ...
Posted: Apr 22 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I always tell people that I met my wife through divine intervention; they laugh, but it’s true.  In college we hung out with some of the same people, went to the same places at the same time, and must have passed each other in the Quad about a 100 times, but we never saw each […] ...
Posted: Apr 15 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Many people just think that teachers have taken a vow of poverty, and that life is too expensive for anyone to get ahead as a teacher.  Well, I am a Texas teacher, with a wife, and three kids ages 8, 11, and 13, and we have lived for 15 years on one teacher salary, and […] ...
Posted: Apr 08 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Dear Young Teachers, Congratulations on your decision to change peoples lives for a living.  You have put yourself out of the equation and chose to become a public servant.  You chose to serve your community, it’s people, it’s personalities, and their children for years to come.  You will spend more time with the kids of […] ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 8:00 AM


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