Please Keep Praying For My Mom

By |March 2nd, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: , |

I want to thank everyone so much for praying for my mother as she fights her way through cancer. Surgery removed most of her cancer, but there is still some left. She is recovering from her surgery now and is about to get started on chemotherapy to get rid of the rest of it. The doctors think she's looking at

Update on My Mom

By |February 16th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: |

As I write this, my mother is recovering from her surgery. This morning she was in surgery for about two hours. She did indeed have cancer. The doctor removed her uterus and ovaries, and sections of her colon that were also affected. The good news is he was able to remove about 90% of the cancer. There is still about

Call Your Mom and Tell Her You Love Her

By |February 15th, 2012|Categories: Blog, Life|Tags: |

One of my favorite things about blogging is that I consider pretty much anyone reading this my friend. A lot of my friends from real life read this blog. Also, I've made many friendships through this site, some of whom I've met personally and some I've only had conversations with on this site, on twitter, and elsewhere. So as my

Financial Advice for My Future Kids

By |October 26th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

As I watched the Cardinals go 1 for 12 with runners in scoring position and hand game 5 of the World Series to the Rangers last night (not that I'm mad about it or anything!), I saw a pretty awesome commercial. It showed how a father created a Gmail account for his daughter and sent emails to this account as

Never “Loan” Money to Friends or Family

By |May 12th, 2011|Categories: Blog, Personal Finance Tips|Tags: , , |

I was frugal in college. Okay, I was downright cheap. I couldn't help it; I believe it is written somewhere deep inside my DNA. When I was looking for a place to live during my junior year in college, my master plan was to cram three people into a two bedroom apartment for $540 a month. And if that's not