Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Dreaded Accumulation of Stuff

One of the things I have been doing with my overwhelming amount of free time is cleaning out all of the “stuff” we have somehow accumulated in the three and a half years we have lived in this house. You … Continue reading

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Doing Our Future Selves a Favor

Well, I had a biopsy today because we found a lump. So maybe I’m not cancer free.  But, this lump didn’t change any of my financial plans. Let’s talk for a few minutes about one of the greatest gifts you … Continue reading

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What Not to Do

Let’s take a few minutes to talk about what not to do with money. This topic comes to you from a real family I know. Their finances, the parts I know about, blow my mind. For a family of four: Known Expenses: … Continue reading

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January Savings

The numbers from January are in and this is what I have saved: Groceries: $286.87 (last January I didn’t care about my grocery spending) Eating out: $35.45 Gas: -$1.50 Natural gas: $44.91 Electric: $3.50 Auto Insurance: $604.46 Mortgage overpayment: $100 This … Continue reading

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The Little Savings

Well, I had wanted to post sooner but the thing about poor health is you never know when you’re going to have bad days.  I had a series of bad days, then a series of doctor appointments which leads to … Continue reading

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