April 2009

Can We Afford a House?

April 23, 2009 Uncategorized

In February we drastically changed our plans and how we were addressing our buckets; we stopped funneling all extra money into Ry’s student loans (bucket 2) and started saving for owning a house (bucket 3). This was a huge decision and we thought about it for a while. The benefits of having our own land […]

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Should Everyone Pay Taxes, Even Kids?

April 15, 2009 Uncategorized

Did you know that just about half of all citizens in the US do not pay any income tax? April 15th is simply just another Wednesday this year for a lot of people. There was a fantastic opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal a few days back on how it is bad for democracy […]

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Making your own container garden for a small patio

April 13, 2009 Uncategorized

Yesterday Tinnian commented on the “It’s that time of year again: Gardening Season” post from mid-March. It seems he’s in the same situation we are: an off the ground apartment with a pretty small balcony and limited space. He asked what we meant when we said we planted in icing tubs, since his grocery store […]

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