July 20, 2014

Toyota Sienna 2014 Purchase Breakdown

Back at the end of March my wife and I purchased a new 2014 Toyota Sienna LE. I found it hard to get good benchmark prices online so wanted to share our cost breakdown. We purchased a 2014 Toyota Sienna...
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April 7, 2014

Car Purchasing Decision: Minivan or Not?

My wife and I are actively working on buying a replacement car. My 1998 Nissan Sentra is currently having some problems (significant oil leak) and I've decided that I don't want to continue to invest in the car since we...
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November 27, 2013

North Carolina 529 College Savings Plan Contributions No Longer Tax Deductible

For those that live in North Carolina like myself, there was a fairly quiet change pass by the NC general assembly this year that removes the state tax deductions for NC529 contributions effective January 1, 2014. For a married couple...
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April 9, 2013

Reflections on Our Financial Freedom Journey

I took a couple days off this week just to catch my breadth and spend a little time with the family. Today I took my 3yr old daughter to the local science museum and had a lovely day enjoying the...
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March 22, 2013

Typical Child Rearing Expenses @ 3yr Old

Each year I am learning a bit more about the costs for raising a child. It is clear my initial thoughts on the expenses of raising a child were naively simple when we had our first child. I wanted to...
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November 30, 2011

Biggest Cost of Raising A Child

We are 2.5 years into raising our first child. Life has slowly gotten a bit easier as our daughter is now able to do some very basic tasks herself. At first I tried to keep careful watch over our expenses...
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May 11, 2010

Baby 2million Turns One - My How Time Flies

We celebrated baby 2million's first birthday this weekend with the typically 1st birthday party fanfare. My wife worked long and hard for this big event, well above what I had expected when we discussed the get together with family and...
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January 24, 2010

The Finanical Effects of Transitioning To Parenthood

When we sit down and think about it, our transition to parenthood has really had a snowball affect on our finances. While before our child I would have easily recognized the expenses of a hospital birth, diapers, formula etc, with...
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June 29, 2009

Saving for College

Our little girl is already 6 weeks old and before you know it I will probably be talking about her heading to college. Time is flying and I feel like now is the best time to get the game plan...
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May 18, 2009

Pre-Birth Baby Expenses

Baby 2Million finally arrived last week and both mother and baby are doing well!! Suddenly we are a family. Everything has been a blur since her arrival as we are adjusting to family life and getting used to not sleeping...
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January 12, 2009

Bought Baby Furniture on Craigslist

My wife and I recently made another big acquisition - we purchased a changing table and a crib in preparation for our upcoming arrival. We started our furniture purchase by looking at several major retailers like Babies R Us,...
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