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Welcome To MyFamilyOnABudget.com!

I'm so happy you dropped by here at my personal finance website. I try to write personal finance stories going through life with 2 girls. I aim to inspire, motivate, and educate while laughing along the way beating debt and building wealth.

Personal finance has been a passion of mine since my wife and I took Financial Peace University back in August 2011. You can read our entire story here. Since then, we've paid off all of our debt other than our home mortgage, totaling over $27,000 over 2 years. We've continued to work the FPU baby steps and now have a fully funded emergency fund as well as are actively investing.

This website aims to inspire you by sharing our net worth reports, motivate you by sharing different stories of people winning with money and educate you with informative personal finance articles that are easy to read and relate to with actionable content that you can put into place right away.

I hope that you will grab a cup of your favorite beverage, mine is coffee flavored with french vanilla creamer, and read and take action on the information that's being shared here! Hopefully, as you learn to get control of your finances as well, you will share your story to help motivate and inspire others as well. We are here to learn from one another and I can't wait to hear your input on any of our posts in the comments section of your favorite posts! 

Recent Posts

49 days in: Time to celebrate!

So, 49 days in and I am still going strong! I have had a setback or two, but am still doing well.  This was supposed to go out yesterday, but time got away from me, so I’m finishing the post this morning. Here’s my success story so far! I was very happy to step on the scale this morning and be pleasantly surprised that I was now down below 215 lbs! Today’s weigh in puts me over 15 lbs lost overall, so I am now about 1/3 of my way to my goal weight of 185!    Workouts My workouts were […]

So, I went for my first run (jog) in a while…

Last night I got up the courage to go out and try my legs at running/jogging again. It was right after dinner and after looking at my watch, it looked like the weather would hold off for a little while, but I wasn’t sure how long. But, I wasn’t letting anything deter me. I got out there and fired up my watch for my first “outdoor run” workout. Of course with the Apple Watch, you have to carry the phone with you for the first 20 minutes of exercise so that the watch can calibrate your stride and pace better. […]

My Results: first 30 days of working out and watching what I eat

So, today is 3 days past my 30 day mark that I got my Fitbit Aria Smart Scale. I have incorporated quite a few new routines into my lifestyle and am seeing some great progress! If you haven’t seen my series about my Weight Loss Journey, please check it out here. Here is my graph of how my weight has moved daily over the last 30 days:    As you can see from the image, I am down 7.9 lbs from my start and if I were to go from the day I got my scale, I would actually be down […]

My Weight Loss Journey: 15 days in and down!

 So here we are, 15 days after I have started tracking my weight with my new Fitbit Aria Smart Scale. I have really had some ups and downs over this time. I have been having fun seeing the numbers come in easier and faster then ever. I have to say that I am impressed by this scale and how well it measures. My Last 2 Weeks First, my review of my weight journey so far. When I started back on my first day with this scale, I was at 229.8 lbs and that was a big shocker to me as […]

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