How Our Family of 4 is Traveling to Disneyland for $220

My 5-year old daughter Zoey is in love with Disney princesses. Ariel, Moana and Elsa have all been her “favorite” at one point or another. When she learned there was a magical place that she could meet all of these charming ladies, she immediately asked me “Daddy, when can we go to Disneyland?”

Given my frugal tendencies, I was not thrilled about the costs involved. According to Huffington Post, the average price for a family of 4 to Disneyland can hover close to $5,000. Sorry Zoey, Daddy loves you, but that’s freaking ridiculous.

After taking a deep breath, I endeavored to find a way to make this family trip possible. After all, a sunny vacation in California did sound pretty nice.

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How Fatherhood Sparked My Desire For Financial Freedom

On one fine summer day in 2011, I was zipping around on my new moped headed to the local Rite Aid. I had an incredibly important purchase I was about to make.

After breezing through the sliding doors, I headed straight back to the pharmacy area. I was beaming. I was grinning ear-to-ear. Given my excited state, the pharmacist probably thought I was a virgin looking to score my first Trojans. Nope. I was after something much more important.

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7 Simple Ways to Avoid Distraction at Work and Home

A couple of weeks ago, I had an impactful conversation with Author Curt Steinhorst about his new book Can I Have Your Attention*.  The focus of that interview was all about how distraction affects our work and home lives.

That interview with Curt really hit home for me. I think it’s because Curt and I are in a very similar spot in life. We’re both busy with our work, but we also want to be fun-loving Dads and a supportive husbands. Focus is required to be successful in all of these areas.   

I’m all about improvement and action. I’ve outlined 7 things that I’m working to improve following my conversation with Curt. These action steps will help me enhance both my work and home life.

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052 | Planning Your Family’s Financial Legacy

Increasing your savings, making more money and amassing wealth can have a huge impact on your personal finances. Your wealth can allow you to buy things that bring you joy, experience incredible vacations and create more free time for yourself. For some people, building wealth isn’t just about personal enjoyment. It is about leaving a legacy for your family.

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051 | Conquer Distraction at Work and at Home

Distraction can come in all different forms. It can be from unnecessary chit-chat with your colleagues at work, smart phone notifications or even being the “always on” parent.  The constant challenge of blocking out the “noise” and focusing on the most important task can sometimes feel impossible.

Today, we’re going to conquer distraction together. The goal for today’s episode is to help you win back your time, your attention and your focus.

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050 | Meet the Hill Family – Nicole, Zoey (5) and Calvin (3)


We have reached a true milestone today my friends. Episode 50! FIVE-ZERO! That means for the last 50 weeks, this podcast has been focused on helping you and your family win with money.

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MKM Challenge: There’s a Better “You” Inside this Book

If you’re like me, your relaxation and decompression time comes with reading a good book. It is an excellent way to relieve stress, work your brain and learn something new.

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