Tag Archives: Savings

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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Staying warm in the winter

There are plenty of people out there that are a whole lot more extreme that I am.  They don’t turn on their heat or the keep their heat lower than 55°F or who knows what else.  I’m realistic here: I … 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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How we Paid off $8,000+ in Medical Bills in 1 Year

Medical bills are a hot topic everywhere today.  One year ago, when I made my first appointment at the doctor for my lumpy neck and tea colored urine, I had little idea of what I was getting into.  It quickly … Continue reading

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