Author Archives: His Polish Princess

About His Polish Princess

I'm an engineer by day and an entrepreneur by night. I live with my Old Man, and our cat, Junior. Okay, so the cat is mine, not ours. I have some old fashioned opinions and I believe the unlikely can be achieved with hard work and a little bit of luck. I like cars and motorcycles and remodeling houses and taking risks. I love my family and my community in Small Town, USA. I believe life is one grand adventure that should be lived and thoroughly enjoyed. In 2013 I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and focused on natural healing. Fortunately, my disease has been in remission since 2014. In 2015 I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. These things are just a road bump in life. They won't stop me from remodeling or buying houses or starting new ventures. Life is all about how you see it.

How much can you save a day?

One of my favorite metrics at the end of the year is to calculate how much we saved per day.  This metric counts every day of the year, whether we work or not.  In 2016, we fell a few quarters … Continue reading

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Two Missed Showers from a Hippie

That comment was directed at me, but that is only because the person saying it was only acquainted with me.  I definitely got some side eyes from people that do know me thinking that it wasn’t too far off from … Continue reading

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Milestones!

Ah, that moment when your net worth hits six figures for the very first time…Or when your retirement accounts hit six figures…Or that time when your 401k has as much as your yearly salary.  Those are the moments…the first ones … Continue reading

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Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable

It’s important to be comfortable while being uncomfortable.  It’s part of being flexible.  It’s part of life. I started a new job in November and I have had few moments of comfort since.  My hands are always filled with grime, … Continue reading

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1 year cancer free!

I am currently spending 1 year cancer free!  Yay!  Let’s take a moment to celebrate that. So what are we doing now that we’re heading toward the clear and our medical bills are all paid off?  Well, for starters, our … Continue reading

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How I Convinced My Old Man’s Employer to Reexamine Their SIMPLE IRA Plan

My Old Man is a blue collar guy.  He works with a lot of other blue collar guys.  Some are young, some aren’t, a lot of them have kids, but some don’t.  A few years ago my Old Man convinced … Continue reading

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January 2017 Expense Review

For this year, I am going to write out my expense posts a little differently.  Rather than compare to previous years directly (which I did because of weather patterns and life happenings), I am going to compare to my goal … Continue reading

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