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An Inside Look Into How We Structure Our Bank Accounts and Money Flow

It can be challenging thinking through how to effectively set up your bank accounts.  Do you set up multiple checking accounts?  Multiple savings accounts?  How do you keep track of what money is “earmarked” for travel funds vs. deep savings.  Ideally, you could just keep all your funds in separate accounts, but that isn’t very […]

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Healthy Dinner Recipe: Fajita Chicken Bake

The struggle is real in this house. I love peppers (really any kind) and Spencer does not. Since we got married, the solution has usually been to not make recipes that call for peppers or to take them out of the recipe.   Are there foods that you love but your significant other does not? How […]

Why Are Rental Properties a Good Investment? 3 Reasons We Love Our First Rental

We love real estate. We’ll get into the three reasons why in a second, but first let’s talk about how we choose to look at our real estate investments. A lot of real estate investors will buy a piece of property such as a single family home or a condo and bank on the appreciation. […]

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Healthy Pumpkin Cookies

Last fall, I was looking for healthy but delicious snack recipes to make for Spencer and I. We both love pumpkin, and so when I came across Jessica’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, I had to make them. The recipe is from Jessica in the Kitchen. Since making these delightful cookies for the first […]

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How to Lose 20 Pounds the Right Way (My Journey to 180 Pounds)

Ever set a goal to lose 20 pounds? Or maybe even 50 or more?  Until last year, I hadn’t ever really done that.  I’ve been pretty active all my life, playing lots of sports and skiing/snowboarding in the winter.  In high school, I started weight lifting, and I played football in college, so I never […]

Don’t Put It Down Unless You are Putting it Away: Organization Tip

Are you finding that you spend your Saturday morning putting things away or “straightening” your house or apartment? I have a simple organizational tip that will save you time and save your Saturday morning! Picture yourself coming home from work.  Let’s say at minimum you have your briefcase or purse, the keys to your car, […]

Our Favorite Money Saving Strategy: Virtually Guarantee 7% Savings

Are you having trouble saving money?  Do you get to the end of the month and realize you’ve spent everything you earned?  In this post, I’ll show you how you can virtually guarantee that you save at least 7% of your annual take home pay.  Rachael and I first discovered this strategy on the way […]

A Healthy 7 Minute Breakfast Meal for Two (and an inside peek into my morning routine)

We are always on the lookout for great recipes.  And recipes that don’t take forever to make.  And recipes that are healthy.  We are excited to share this one with you because it fits our criteria: Doesn’t have too many ingredients. Doesn’t take long to make. Lasts for several meals. Is healthy. Tastes delicious! Recipe: […]

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