15 Lessons from my First Seven Jobs

One of the cooler things going across the interwebs in the last few days has been the #firstsevenjobs hashtag - prompting people to list, in order, their first seven jobs. It’s a great study of seeing where people started from and it’s fun to look back on where you’ve been and what you’ve learned.

Dominate your Debt with Spreadsheet Fu

Where do you go when you want to know how prepayments would impact your student loan debt? What about figuring out the new payment you’d have if you refinanced your mortgage? Financial advisors can get expensive and google’s not going to cover every scenario. My advice? Get versed in the art of Spreadsheet Fu.

The Secret to Success is... wait for it...

This week I wrote a guest post for Elsie over at GundoMoney.com. I hosted Elsie last week with her great post about the cost of joy and happiness. The teaser for my post is below and you can find a link to the full story on Elsie’s site at the end. Enjoy!

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I'm Chris

I'm on a mission to get our family debt-free (including our mortgage) by 2020.

We're getting there through frugality, minimalism, and a whole bunch of awesome spreadsheets.

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