The Ultimate Refinancing Spreadsheet Calculator

There are lots of online mortgage refinancing calculators for “normal” people. Thrifty rockstars like you and I might feel a bit left out though because most calculators don’t include our particular situations. If you find that’s the case, my “Ultimate Refinancing Calculator” might just be what you’re looking for.


Before You Start, Set Your Financial Compass

Just a couple years ago, we were wasting thousands of dollars every year and had no idea how to make things better. Now, we’re riding a financial high; our spending is at an all-time low and our net worth is up 25% over the last twelve months. What changed? What allowed us to get where we’re at today?


Staying Thankful in a Spend-Happy World

It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season has officially kicked off. With cyber Monday just around the corner, it’s easy to get sucked into the world of “stuff” and miss the spirit of the season. Here’s what we did this week to keep fighting the good fight and focus on being truly thankful this holiday season without busting our budget.


Money and Life Lessons from The Oregon Trail

I’m a proud member of the Oregon Trail Generation, a subset of the Millennials defined by, among other things, a fond memory of the game The Oregon Trail from my time in the computer lab at school. This game wasn’t just great for teaching kids how to use computers though. If you were paying attention, you picked up some awesome lessons about money and real life.