Success Over Generations

Over at Financial Samurai, I read a fantastic post titled “The Downside of Financial Independence.” If you’ve never read his blog, I suggest you check it out. It was the first site that really got me thinking about net worth, financial independence, and personal finance in general. It has been instrumental in my knowledge building on personal finance, but it was something written …

Living Well is the Best Revenge

British poet, George Herbert, said “living well is the best revenge.” I believe him – to a certain extent. In my role at work, I spend a considerable amount of time talking to students about their conflicts with other kids, their parents, staff, and even within themselves. Being a teen in the digital age is not easy, and social media …

Triathlon Time

The Pacific Crest Triathlon in Sunriver, Oregon is two months away. Based on today’s first run, I’ve got a lot of work to do. I intend, in upcoming posts, to detail some of the training that I do in preparation for the triathlon. I am a former Marine. I am also a former football coach. After a career change from teaching …

Q12017 Investment Update

The reason why I’m late on posting my 1st quarter investment update is I’ve debated for a couple of weeks on whether or not to post it at all. I intended for it this to my first post. However, after reading so many FIRE (financial independence retire early) blogs, I’m a little embarrassed about what we have in our investment accounts. I …

Discipline the Right Way

As a vice principal, my primary role in my school is to serve as disciplinarian. I’m also a former Marine, so people assume I’m a hard ass like the Drill Instructors in the video. However, I strive to deliver discipline in a way that preserves the student’s dignity, helps them learn from the mistake they made, identify the root cause of the …

Part 2 – A No-Kid San Francisco Getaway

My wife and I got married on April 3rd, seven years ago. We try to do a trip alone without our two daughters every year, even if it’s just for a weekend or a few days. Last year, it was the Kohala Coast on Hawaii. This year, we chose to go to San Francisco for a few days We love …

Wrapping Up Spring Break at McMenamin’s Edgefield

I am still working on Part 2 and 3 of A No-Kid San Francisco Getaway, but we did have a short stay at McMenamin’s Edgefield in Troutdale, Oregon. We absolutely love this place. My wife and I got married here seven years ago, but we have been coming to Edgefield for over a decade and will continue to do so …

Part 1 – A No-Kid San Francisco Getaway

  My wife and I got married on April 3rd, seven years ago. We try to do a trip alone without our two daughters every year, even if it’s just for a weekend or a few days. Last year, it was the Kohala Coast on Hawaii – yes, that is the name of the Big Island. This year, we chose …

Welcome

Dear Readers, Welcome to The Foxy Dad. You might be wondering what the why is behind the title, “The Foxy Dad.” Yes, I feel like I’m a decent looking guy, but it really has to do with two things – one, my last name is Fox, and two, I am a dad of two beautiful girls. And it is really …