That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things

  He has won two expensive Mercedes motorcars because of his gold medal performances in the World Championships. He can’t drive! They’re both sitting in the garage back home. But my word can he run! — Alan Parry, commentating while watching Haile Gebrselassie obliterate the 5k world record in 1995. It’s funny how things don’t … Continue reading "That Way We Have It: A lesson in how not to buy things"

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Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts

Today, we are fortunate to hear from a good friend of mine and a big Money and Megabytes supporter. Haskell shares some nuggets of pure wisdom and poses some important questions. I think you’ll agree he’s a great writer whose experience we can all learn from! Thanks to Joey for the opportunity to write this guest post. … Continue reading "Guest Post! Pre-Family and Post-Family Financial Thoughts"

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June Expenses: I’ve spent a lot of money on my teeth

Another month has passed, and I have just a little more money and a couple fewer teeth. Before we get into that, here’s my balance sheet for the month: Income This included my stipend and a little bit of side income. Despite its inconsistency and relatively low amount, I’m really starting to appreciate side income. … Continue reading "June Expenses: I’ve spent a lot of money on my teeth"

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Traveling in style on a budget: a weekend trip to LA

Traveling can, for obvious reasons, be a huge pain. Between the occasional trip to run a race, visits to family/friends, and going to weddings I feel like I’m traveling all the time. And that’s often reflected in a painful way in my monthly travel expenses. But, pretty much all of this traveling is worth it. And … Continue reading "Traveling in style on a budget: a weekend trip to LA"

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