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Our Story: Both my wife and I are 27 years old and have gone through financial hell and back. Now we are on track to financial freedom, however we are not financial advisors or professionals, just everyday people. Share our journey from a negative networth and email us if you have questions or comments! :)


Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Some friends are not talking...

Off the topic of money for just a moment, I want to discuss a myth. With the whole baby situation, Im beginning to believe that it is true that when you become a parent you start associating with only people that have children. Maybe it IS true because your existing friends don't know what you are going through or you just dont have that much in common with them anymore. Anyway, this all came about because I had dinner on Sunday with one of my close friends from college, whom does not want to have kids EVER. This said, when we have conversations about the baby room or topics dealing with pregnancy and just general child rearing, it feels like we are stuck in a rut with no traction... so I switch the topic. On the plus side, my wife has several of her coworkers that have kids that have begun to START to hang out with us. Maybe its just coincidence that we are being included now. Who knows, but I'll go ahead and end this rant. Moneywise, we are currently stopping our retirement funding to keep building the emergency fund. So far we've amassed only $1200 because we spent roughly $1500 on the baby room so far. (pictures to come!!) Im hoping that this kid comes out to be a girl because we have this running joke that our future son is going to say "I cant believe you thought I was going to be a girl". Percentages are 70/30 right now in favor of a girl by our latest sonogram. I just hope we have a girl for the sake of not having to return everything. Lastly, I have my FINAL class exam this evening so that will leave me with more time to blog! :)


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