July Expense Report

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We are finally getting settled into our new home after a very long move, which resulted in me neglecting the blog for over a month. Now that we are getting back into a routine, we are mostly unpacked, and the … Continue reading

Why You Really Don’t Have an Emergency Fund

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My emergency fund is my peace of mind. I can sleep better at night, because I have it. I don’t worry too much about unexpected repairs, job loss, or medical bills, because I know that I have set money aside … Continue reading

My car’s at 99,851 miles. Time for a new car!

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We are on our 11th day of our cross-country trip from Alaska to Florida. The drive has been absolutely beautiful. The crisp mountain air, flowing rivers, and abundant wildlife has made this one of our best road trips yet. Sometimes … Continue reading

Want the Conveniences of an RV, but Without the Costs?

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As I write this post, we are currently on a 2 week road trip from Alaska to Florida, but this isn’t our first long road trip, and it certainly won’t be our last. When we are traveling on long road … Continue reading

June Financial Report

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For June’s report, I decided to not only report our expenses, but also review our net worth in relation to our progress towards financial independence. I discussed calculating how much you would need to become financially independent in my post … Continue reading

10 Ways You’re Wasting Money

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You have passed on those clearance racks, took your lunch to work every week, and made your own coffee, yet you still can’t quite meet your savings goals. You may be unknowingly wasting money in one or more of these … Continue reading

Planning for Retirement? 3 Questions Everyone Needs to be Asking

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If you haven’t given much thought to retirement, you should. One of the most important things you can do to ensure that you will have enough in retirement is to plan. Run the numbers, set your goals, and adjust your … Continue reading

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Spend Another Dollar

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Over the years my family and I have developed 6 questions we ask ourselves before we make a purchase. This forces us to be mindful spenders, and it prevents us from wasteful spending. Before you make your next purchase, ask … Continue reading

8 Tips For Buying Investment Properties

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Investing gives us the ability to grow the money that we have saved.  One way we create passive income is through investment properties. Moving every 3-4 years has forced us to approach home buying differently than most.  Instead of becoming … Continue reading

May Expenses

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May was an extremely busy and hectic month for us. We moved out of our house after the 1st week of May, and are now currently staying in temporary lodging until July, when we will be moving out of state. … Continue reading