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Our Financial Journey – April 2018 Update

This will be our second monthly summary. If you want to check out the first one, you can find it here. Things look good this month, in no small part due to Mrs. BPR introducing the frugal month challenge to the household. So let’s get started. This chart shows the history of our monthly income,

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Frugal Month – Final Summary

Sipping coffee on our deck enjoying gorgeous spring weather and blogging. Good life. 🙂 What did we spend the last few days? Day 29 – $3.00 (snacks for oldest son at rugby practice) + $15.19 (2 lb bag coffee beans – very important!) Day 30 – $7.00 (Patreon- Sam Harris) + $20.00 (babysitting) Total =

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Frugal Month – Week 4 recap

What did we spend this week? Day 22 – $8.50 (camera lens cover) + $115.73 (grocery) + $26.21 (household supplies) Day 23 – $308.22 (prepay for Disney in fall) Day 24 – $80.47 (utilities – gas) + $110.39 (insurance) Day 25 – $20.66 (grocery) Day 26 – $34.54 (alcohol) + $15.00 (babysitting) Day 27 –

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Head North: Moving from Metaphor to Mantra

In my last post, I presented the compass as a metaphor for fatherhood. I like using metaphor as a framework for thinking through and organizing my thoughts about the kind of parent that I want to be. However, the thing about being a parent is that, when it comes time to act, you usually don’t

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A Helpful Way to Think About Fatherhood

I would like to share a metaphor that I have been working on to help myself understand my role as a full-time, stay-at-home dad: A good father is a compass. Invitation to Exploration A compass is a symbol of movement. Can you even think of a compass without also conjuring thoughts of exploration and adventure?

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Frugal Month – Week 3 recap

Onto week 3 of our frugal month challenge. What did we spend this week? Day 15 – $9.99 (online game) + $86.30 (grocery) + $27.00 (gas) + $100 (Martial Arts fee) Day 16 – $156.60 (gym membership) + $16.40 (Kansas toll fees for multiple months) + $10 (charitable donation) Day 17 – $163.65 (oil change

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