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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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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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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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2017: The Goal Edition

Are you ready for some goals!?  I love goals so much.  Let’s see what I’ve projected, estimated, and maybe just hoped! Spending Goal Stretch Goal Comments Electricity $550 $525 The goal should be a tiny push, but nothing crazy.  Now … Continue reading

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December: End of year savings!

It’s the end of the year!  Let’s check in and see how I did for December and the year end. December: Groceries: -$146.43 Eating out: -$35.45 Gas: -$18.00 Natural gas: $3.45 Electric:  $11.77 Remodel loan: $237.50 To recap the month … Continue reading

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Money & Marriage

One of the most important things about marriage is being on the same page financially.  You have to share the same financial goals or you will definitely have some major problems.  I am lucky in that my Old Man and … Continue reading

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