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Growing Older With Fewer Monthly Bills
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Growing Older With Fewer Monthly Bills

OWTK is a brand ambassador for TracFone’s #TracFoneFamily campaign. All opinions expressed below are honest and unbiased, as always. These kinds of conversations simply don’t happen. Frankly, there have been disturbingly few conversations between my brother and I over the past several years, but the ones we have had were […]

Why You Should Retire Now (A Little Bit)
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Why You Should Retire Now (A Little Bit)

Just before 2013 waved to us from the docks, I decided it was high time I position myself at the helm and exert more control over my retirement savings rather than continue to acquiesce to unseen Wall Street power brokers. Here’s why you too should retire now (a little bit).

The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)
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The High Cost of A Cherry Popsicle (or The Lack of Healthcare Cost Transparency)

How much do these things cost? A trip to the ER, a pill and a Popsicle. No one seems to know and Jeff Bogle has a major problem with that.

OWTK’s Helpful Idea #8 Remodeling Without Spending A Fortune
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OWTK’s Helpful Idea #8 Remodeling Without Spending A Fortune

Can’t afford to gut the bathroom and remodel like a champ? I hear ya, us neither. That shit is eeeeeexpensive. But maybe you don’t have to spend thousands to make new a space in your home that is screaming out for a do-over. I’ve found that, in the bathroom for […]

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It’s Not The Road For Us

Whatever I am, I happen to be of the opinion that my wife, my daughters, and myself holding hands, twirling, and wildly screaming along with Frank Turner’s “Photosynthesis” in the kitchen on a school night will carry my girls further in life than anything else ever could. Further than any school lesson. Any Facebook status update. Any politician’s promise. Any skin restoring face cream. Any college degree. Any. Damn. Thing.

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It’s 529 College Savings Day! Or Something

Oh how clever. The financial industry is jumping on the “day” bandwagon (see: National Pancake Day, Talk Like a Pirate, Waste An Entire Day On YouTube Day, etc.) by making today, 5/29, 529 College Savings Day. Seems like as good a day as any then to revisit my case AGAINST […]

Not Saving For College on The Huffington Post
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Not Saving For College on The Huffington Post

Thanks to the relative controversialality (made-up word) of my case against college savings, I have made it onto The Huffington Post frontpage. Surely CNN, Headline News, The New York Times, and The White House aren’t far behind. You read OWTK, so you’ve read it already, but would you fancy reading […]

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Kids, Money, and Virtual Piggy

For as long as we’ve been having two-way conversations with our children, my wife and I have been very forthright with them both about most things in life, money included.  Whether it is donating it, saving it, spending it extravagantly, or spending it to put food on the table and […]

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