Redfin Dallas Review

When we started our home search in Dallas, we were faced with the customary option of determining who’s going to make a lot of money off of our purchase. Seriously, 3% of our purchase price (THOUSANDS of dollars) to meet us at 10 houses and work the contract of a final purchase??  Realtors work hard,…

We bought a house!

As I mentioned after we bought a new(er) car a while back, we’re now fully engrained back in the domesticated life where concerns aren’t where you’ll rest your head for the night, but instead how bad traffic will be on the way to work.  Now the real test, could we stay within the 2X income…

Top 8 Taxi Scams Around the World

After nine months of traveling around the world, we experienced our fare share of taxi scams; based on what we experienced and from talking to friends, here are the top 8 taxi scams around the world: 1.  Manipulated Meter (Ho Chi Minh City) As our taxi driver picked us up from the bus station in…

Infographic: People and Their Cars

Thanks to Kayla for her great infographic on people and their cars!  I think the scariest stat is that people will spend on average five full years in their car!  I think our number is higher because we lived in a camper van for two months in New Zealand and Australia, but at least we…

Is this guy too cheap?

I can always count on my post “How much car can you afford” to post to pull in some good comments.  Check out one I got a few days ago: Sigh. My multimillionaire dad drives a 1999 Honda Accord with the paint peeling off. It drives my mom crazy. All I could think about when I…