Archives for October 2012

5 Ways Being a Stay At Home Parent Saves You Money

5 Ways Being a Stay At Home Parent Saves You Money

Kids are pretty awesome. And now that the iHB household has one, things have definitely changed a bit. Michelle has transitioned to being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, which puts me as the sole provider for our family. This is a noble task that I was more than excited to accept, though there is definitely an added weight to my responsibility to make sure I am bringing home the bacon (mmmmm….bacon….). Getting pregnant prompted us to purchase life insurance, as well as go in depth on our budget plan and look at ways we could save enough money so we could continue to pay our bills. One of … [Read more...]

Why I Am Not Refinancing My Mortgage

Why I Am Not Refinancing My Mortgage

I listen to talk radio. In fact, I rarely listen to music (which is funny for a guy who got an audio degree). And one thing I noticed is the commercials on talk radio stations seem to be much more sophisticated than those on the Top 40 radio stations. Here's an example; I was listening to a music station for some reason (probably because there was a story on the talk station about a stupid celebrity doing something stupid again), and the first commercial that came on was for a company that staffs lawyers specifically to help clean up your troubles after getting a DUI (or multiple DUI's, which … [Read more...]