That’s us off to the right. Our blog has historically been dedicated to the pursuit of whatever we feel like talking about on a spontaneous basis. We have a lot of interests. And lots of things about which we have opinions. If you know us at all, you know we spend a lot of time in heated discussion (not always at each other but sometimes) instead of vegging out in front of the TV.

In 2015, we decided to get serious about our finances. We are in a safe, debt-free place and have been for a while, but being in a place of safety does not equate effectively making our money work for us. We looked at our history over the past couple years in particular, and while we haven’t spiraled out of control, our savings rate has completely stagnated. We decided to set some financial goals and get serious about their accomplishment. We’ve lived in fear of missteps for so long that we haven’t, well … stepped … at all. It’s time for that to change. This blog is now dedicated to documenting that journey. I will share lessons learned and our general Good Portion philosophy along with practical steps for decreasing the gimmes and thereby increasing contentment and long-term wealth. Posts prior to 2015 will be somewhat random, but they remain for the sake of posterity. The blog title, Good Portion, is a reference to Luke 10:42: “[B]ut one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Likes: Jesus, being married, real Christmas trees, economics, politics, “Frasier,” riding our bicycles, wearing outdoor performance gear, being professionally awesome.

Dislikes: the nanny state, bad drivers, sushi, video games, anti-trust laws, general governmental thievery, the idea of anyone not knowing Jesus.