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About dreamingthepossible

What began as individual hopes and dreams has rapidly become a radical dream of our own as we start our almost married life together. Follow us as we make some big changes in our lives to spend less money, produce less waste, nurse our planet back to health, and even attempt to pay our brand new mortgage in 5 years or less.

Debt Free BONUS!!

Last month, I did a write up of our Debt Free Scream on The Dave Ramsey Show. Dave usually asks lots of questions to shape the story in these segments. I kind of just…talked the whole time. So, with my … Continue reading

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Debt Free and Free to Be!!

Imagine standing in front of a camera, talking to your personal hero about a major life milestone, knowing that your image and story are going out across the entire nation in front of an audience of millions. Think you might … Continue reading

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Charts, Lies, and Student Loans

A good friend of mine recently linked on Facebook to a chart from Stomp Out Student Loans illustrating how many hours per day a student would have to work to pay for tuition at Yale while making minimum wage, both … Continue reading

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The “Emergency Roth” Fallacy

In the last year, a dangerous fad has taken root in mainstream personal finance theory that I’ve dubbed the “Emergency Roth” (trademark pending). The basic premise is to use a Roth IRA to save an emergency fund. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Five Year House-iversary!

I’ll start this post off with two words I’ve been waiting a long time to say. They aren’t the BIG words we’re looking forward to (that being “D-E-B-T-F-R-E-E”) but they’re mighty important all the same. Those words are; “Four Digits”. … Continue reading

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Star Wars Day Lessons From Dave “Yoda” Ramsey

In honor of May 4th, Star Wars Day, I thought it would be fun to tie Dave Ramsey — our financial “Yoda” — to The Force, Wookies, and blowing up the Death Star. Beware the “Debt Side”: Debt is like … Continue reading

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Curtains and Calzones: Baby Prep

Though we still have roughly 7 weeks to go before Baby arrives, I can’t seem to stop preparing for their arrival. I’m on a roll and pregnancy can’t stop me now! On top of the continuous nursery prep, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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