Author: Eric Holland

Frugal Lessons Learned Searching for Rocks

One thing I realized after becoming a dad… Family entertainment is EXPENSIVE! I mean sell your second kidney expensive. For instance check out these prices for the daily admission to the Orlando Science Center:   That’s a SINGLE days price! My little guy is 3 sooooo I can either teach him the art of lying…errr sort of thought about it at 15 bucks an entry…. Or I can hand over the 15 bucks and smile. The kicker…. 5 dollars for parking! Over 62 bucks just to walk through the door…. Yeah family entertainment is expensive! BUT What if it...

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Baby Number 2: 529 Plan to the Rescue

OHHHHHH Boy!!!! Or Girl… If you missed the announcement, we are EXPECTING!!! Baby number 2 will be arriving March 2018! Michelle and I are over the moon excited that our little guy will have a baby brother… or I guess a little sister… *PLEASE BE A BOY… In the midst of our excitement, it dawned on me… Two kids…. That means TWO mouths to feed. That means TWO sets of doctor appointments. That means TWO sets of bodies to cloth! Oh GOOO Lord! That means TWO COLLEGE TUITIONS to pay for!!! I need to go sit down. The average...

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5 Simple Strategies to Manage Money as a Couple

For a lot of couples, money can be a touchy subject. If you thought money was stressful when you were single, you had no idea until you are in a relationship! This is particularly true when the relationship begins to get more serious. Let me be honest, there’s not a single “right” approach to managing money as a couple. However, there are better ways… Here are 5 simple strategies to Manage Money as a Couple Communicate The single most important thing you can do to effectively manage money as a couple is to be as open and honest about...

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Month 2 Blogging: Over 13,500 Page Views

Hey guys!!! I am so STOKED to write this month’s traffic report. For those that are new around here, I started my blog August 8 of this year, so I am still completely new at this blogging thing. I have a full time job that keeps me extremely busy and an insanely cute 3 year old who keeps me on my toes. I work on my blog after he goes to bed and on the weekends. I say this not to brag but to help anyone who is considering starting a blog but think they dont have time. In...

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How to Budget When You are Broke

If you spend 15 seconds searching on the internet, you will find thousands of articles about budgeting, why you need to budget, how to start budgeting, etc. The majority of these have a TON of useful information in them and I would definitely recommend you give them a read… BUT The majority of articles are aimed at people who know they need to budget and have the income to pay bills but maybe aren’t being as smart with their money as they should be. What about the other one third of Americans who are living paycheck to paycheck? Or...

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First Dollar Earned

Meet High Five Dad

My name is Eric (AKA High Five Dad). That’s my beautiful better half Michelle and my little guy Sawyer. I started to blog to share adventures in being a dad. Read more…