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Meet the JumpStart Family

On my blog, I go by Mr.  JumpStart, and I am documenting my mission to jumpstart my kid’s finances by helping them with a low debt college education, high credit scores, and miles/points/cash/perks earned from credit cards.  Mrs. JumpStart and I are both public school teachers.  I teach physics, and Mrs. JS is brave enough to teach kindergarten.  My son JumpStart Jack is a freshman at Radford University, and my daughter JumpStart Jill is a sophomore, at my school.  JumpStartfromScratch shares all the details about our financial experiences.

Financial snap shot Nov 2016.

If you read Decision to Blog, after discussion with my family, the numbers will be put out there, and I have found some blogs about how to blog. This is neither to brag nor to complain.  This is an attempt to just give the unemotional numbers and facts about our current financial picture.  This is […]

Decision to Blog

I started writing and the first 5000 words flowed out pretty quickly and effortlessly.  I kept wondering If this was for me, or should I share it?  I have never been the type to have  or keep a journal.  A few years ago I had to do a bunch of writing prompts about my teaching […]

Jumpstart from Scratch: Goals and Mission

We never really start from scratch.  Everyone has a past. When we look back on our lives with hind sight, we all know we could have done things smarter.  As a parent of two teens, I am about to witness the creation of their whole financial being.  My children truly are starting their finances from […]