Hello Good Financial Cents readers. It’s been a bit since I’ve had an update post on the blog so I thought I would keep you in tune at what’s going on with myself, Good Financial Cents, and my latest project Soldier of Finance.

First up is the family.

We were excited this week to celebrate our second son, Bentley’s, first birthday. I can’t believe that the little guy has been around for exactly one year. For those of you that are parents you know the huge transition it is to go from zero kids to one and those that have two kids know how much of a crazier time it is to transition from one to two. The first six weeks of Bentley’s arrival was a bit of mad chaos. To say that is a slight understatement. My wife and I were able to bear down and accept him into our loving family. I won’t say it’s been easy but we definitely have handled having the two boys around.

For those of you that didn’t know, we are already expecting our third child and just because we don’t believe in keeping people in suspense, I’ll already reveal to you that it’s another boy. That’s right, the three amigo’s in the Rose household. The next question we always get is “Okay, so when are you guys going to have the girl?” I’ll have to be upfront again when we say that we just don’t know. I’m not saying we won’t have a fourth child, but right now we just want to see how much it is to handle three. Whatever happens we know that it’s in God’s hands and we’re thankful either way.

Here’s some awesome photos of Bentley chowing down on his 1st birthday cake.   This is the most I have ever seen this little pinball sit in one spot.  Needless to say, I think he enjoyed it.




My parents have been holding out on me this whole time.

Not be left out, we snapped some pics of Parker.  Hard to believe that he’s 3 1/2.   Where does the time go?


So if I smile I get chocolate, right?


Bo Jackson ain't got nothing on me.

Goals for 2011 Chugging Away

Okay, for those of you that read my goals post for 2011 you know that I had some pretty exciting happenings around the blog. Probably the biggest new venture that I’m introducing the blog is more video. Santa, in the form of my wife, was super gracious enough to surprise me with an iMac Notebook for Christmas. I have to admit I was just as excited receiving that as a gift as I was back in 1988 when my dad surprised me with a 1986 Donruss José Canseco rated rookie card. These have to go down as two of my most remembered Christmas gifts in my young life. Let’s just hope that the Mac has a better career than my José Canseco card.

Macbook Pro

My new baby

With that purchase I’ve became a huge Mac lover and am enjoying iMovie more than you would believe. I’ve actually already shot more than two dozen videos and can’t wait to get them edited and uploaded to the blog. For the ones I do have done, you can head over to my new and improved Good Financial Cents YouTube Channel. I’ve got several there and expect many, many more to come.

New Addition to the Goals

One item that I have added to my Goals of 2011 is something that I’ve been struggling with for quite some time.  I’ve been a Christian for almost all my life, but I have never read the bible.   Sure, I’ve read a few verses here and there, but I know much about the bible as I do trying to break down a car engine – Nothing!

I’ve tried on several occasions to read the bible, but all have failed….miserably.  I may have finally found the answer: The One Year Bible.  But just not the regular paperback One Year Bible (I bought that too…..didn’t work).  What seemed to be the magic solution was purchasing it on my iPad. (seen below)

One Year Bible on iPad

Praying that I can finish it...finally.

The biggest difference I can say is having the ability to read it in the dark.  Whether it be in bed, on the couch, or while my son is watching Tom and Jerry, it’s been easy to crank out a day thus far.  Granted I’m only a few weeks into it, but that’s way more progress that I ever have before.

Soldier of Finance Update

And it wouldn’t be an update if I didn’t share more of what was going on with the Soldier of Finance both book and blog project. For those who haven’t had a chance to check it out, head over to www.soldieroffinance.com to see all my blog posts and videos there as well. The book is still a work in process but I’m excited to say that I’m meeting with my co writer here in the next few days to hammer out some serious details. I made personal goal to get as much as I can done before the arrival of our third son so the clock is ticking and it’s time to get off the pot. In case you missed it, here are some of the more well receptive video and blog posts of Soldier of Finance.

SOF Blog Posts

SOF Videos


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