Should Women Work Outside the Home (Even Without Kids!)?

I once heard the opinion that a wife should not work outside the home - even if the couple has no kids.   Once upon a time, I thought that advice was silly at best, and perhaps even verging on ludicrous. That was eleven years ago. Today, I'm much more inclined to see the wisdom of that advice. I still don't agree, but I see the wisdom in it. At least it is important for young couples … [Read more...]

Stay At Home Mom Math Analysis | What’s a Paycheck Worth?

In my post on how to afford to be a stay at home mom, I outlined some of the things our family did so that my wife could afford to stay home.  In that post I also mentioned that we didn’t even look at the math implication for that choice.  For us, it was simply the right thing to do, and so we did it.  However, I know that many of you who are considering staying at home will base the choice … [Read more...]

First Home Buyer Info | How To Know If You’re Ready to Buy

This is the second of a four part series - tips for first home buyers.  I’ll be doing on some topics related to home ownership.  Here’s what is upcoming over the next few weeks: Posted: Pay Off the Mortgage Sooner or Invest:  A Look At The Math The House: Is It An Investment or Just A Home? How To Pay Off the Mortgage Early One of the signs of a person who is financially fit is that … [Read more...]

How to Afford to be a Stay at Home Wife or Mom

For over four years now, my wife and I have enjoyed living off one income. While our lifestyle might not be appealing to some, we absolutely love it.  Every day I thank God that he has allowed our family to grow so close.  It is a blessing my wife is a stay at home mom.  She helps create such a healthy family environment. Since this is a sensitive topic to some, let me remind you that this … [Read more...]