Boldly Transforming Men Into Fathers

Manly Skills Series: How to be Rich

Everyone in the world can be rich.  You don’t even have to win the lottery or have millions of dollars saved up.  But before I tell you how to become rich, let’s first explore what being rich actually means. Imagine your own definition of rich.  Does it mean being able to buy whatever you want, whenever you want it?  Does…

Weaken your child by giving them luxury products

Raising children to be strong physically and mentally is one of the best provisions you can offer as a parent.  Strength is sometimes hard to identify, but weakness sticks out like a fat man in a Speedo at a waterpark. Before having kids, my wife and I traveled around the world quite a bit.  On some portions of our trips,…

How much does a newborn cost?

What is the barebones financial cost of a newborn? Before having my son, I asked other parents, searched the internet, and tried to forecast the actual per month costs of raising a newborn.  In all of the research I had done, I couldn’t come up with the true cost.  Some folks said I should spend a certain percentage of my…

How to buy a used car like a man

I’m going to teach you how to buy a used car from a dealership without getting a shitty deal.  There are a few stages to the process, and they take some time.  I completed the entire process in about a week, but if this is your first time buying a used car from a dealership it might take you a…

Intelligent Home Design

Even though cardboard boxes are super cheap (often free!), most people still prefer to live indoors.  My wife and I built a home 3 years ago, after spending 5 years owning another house.  During those 5 years, we reflected on elements that we liked and elements we wanted to change.  Many of these elements are, unfortunately, rare in homes, and…

Never buy a new car

For some reason, Americans love buying new cars.  I’m glad they do, because if they didn’t, there wouldn’t be any used cars for me to buy.  I really like making good decisions and being smart with my time and money.  If I would buy a new car, I would betray these 2 qualities. Reasons to buy a new car: You…

Manly Fathers always pay their debts

I’m going to assume you have monetary debt as a father.  I’m also going to assume you are not intending to file for bankruptcy.  Let’s talk about credit card debt, car loans, student loans, and mortgages and come up with some strategies for dealing with these debts. Credit card debt – If you have credit card debt, HOLY SHIT GET…

A little math today will keep future forced labor away

In the world of finance, math is your friend.  Math is what hurts the per month thinkers, while at the same time, enriching the businesses that offer purchases in a per month fashion.  Math is what makes consumers hate interest rates and investors love interest rates.  As for personal finance, there are only a few pieces of math that matter,…

Reduce expenses to hit your goals on time

If you want to undergo financial change, you need to have a goal in mind of what you are working towards.  This makes sense.  Undergoing changes, without a clear goal, does not make sense.  Before you commit to making changes with your finances, be sure you have a clearly defined goal as to why you are doing it.  If you…

Avoid mindless consumption

How you view your life is reflected in your attitude.  Many Americans (pharmacists included) equate their life with what they buy (or finance).  This usually leads people to view “not spending all their money” with “not living.”  If you decide to spend less than all of your money, and share this with someone who still spends all of their money,…