Boys Lessons from Others

The boys were not as excited the other day as we were when talking with two kids about their life paths. Logan turned 17 last week and Seth turns 13 this Sunday. They are growing up way too fast. Mrs. RE and myself have been working with the boys for years on things we feel […]

November 2018 and Financial and Goals

When I think of November, I think of putting up Christmas Decorations and Thanksgiving Day. It is another fun family month for sure. It is a different month in Arizona then we had in the Midwest since we don’t have the leaves turn fall colors and we don’t have Snow where we live. But I […]

October 2018 and Financial and Goals

October is an exciting month each year with Fall weather kicking in, football and Halloween. In Arizona we had another fun month with great weather. Wish our family back in the Midwest could say the same. They saw some pretty bad storms and a lot of people lost power to their homes for a while […]

Teenager Education

We have two boys at living home and they are currently ages 12 and 16 years old. If you ever had teenagers at home before you know they can be a challenge at times. If you have kids that are still young just wait. LOL It is fun talking to parents with kids to ones […]

September 2018 Financials

September was a busy and expensive month for sure. But also, it is High School Football time here in Arizona. We took the boys to one game and then Logan went to Home Coming game with friends the following week. September marks the last month of cheap golf rates also here in Arizona until next […]

Social Security Future

Will Social Security be around for your retirement years has been a question that many people have debated over the years. In my early years I was planning on it not being around and trying to save enough money so that if I did get any money from Social Security that it would be a […]

Do you have Real Friends or Social Friends

What is a true friend? What is a real friend? With social media it can seem like a person has a lot of friends. Just think of the friends or followers you have on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr and Linkedln. I know if I would add them all up I would be over […]

August 2018 and Financial and Goals

School time is here in Arizona. The Boys started school on the 8th. They still wish they didn’t start till September like their cousins do back in Minnesota. Seth starts school later this year so our schedules are way different than before. Now Logan gets out of school an hour earlier than Seth. Seth is […]

Happy Mind = Happy Life – 10 thoughts

Shift your Mind to Happiness. Worry or negative influences won’t make a challenge go away. Life happens whether you like it or not. You can’t control life but you can control your own happiness. You can go crazy trying to entertain others so they are happy, but yet that is their job. Most people don’t […]

July 2018 and Financial and Goals

Last year we were in Minnesota for a few weeks. This year we were traveling with to California with Mom, Katrina and Abbie down for part of the month. I keep hearing from friends that don’t live in Arizona that say “The Heat down there looks terrible”. I still say the Arizona Dry Heat of […]