Thursday Poll: What day will the government get its crap together?

October 9, 2013

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog. I recently mentioned I have not yet contributed to my Roth IRA this year. If you haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed the markets are down a couple hundred points as the Republicans and Democrats are being a bunch of drama queens. I […]

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What’s your hobby?

October 7, 2013

I’m always curious to learn about someone’s hobbies. I mean, think about it. People might spend their free time knitting, playing Bunco, crossfitting, flying remote control planes, rapping, collecting stamps, or white water rafting. Some hobbies cost nothing, swimming in the local lake. Others have significant upfront costs, like cycling, but have minimal recurring expenses. […]

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Chatterbox Charlie

September 30, 2013

So I’m pretty involved with a non-profit organization called Young Life. Last night we had our first Young Life Club event of the year for the local high school we do outreach at. We had about 100 kids come out for our Country Western themed club. We square danced, played games, sung some songs, and […]

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Liar, liar, pants on fire.

September 26, 2013

Let’s face it. We are all liars. We sometimes say things we don’t mean for the sake of saving face. I was always told honesty is the best policy, but I’m afraid that simply isn’t true. Sometimes ya gotta lie. And here are a few situations where I have.. Babies: Am I the only person […]

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I hate paying for things that we don’t use.

September 24, 2013

There is a new LA Fitness opening up 2 miles from our house. Every time we go grocery shopping around the area, we see a few LA Fitness employee’s walking around promoting the gym’s grand opening and trying to sign up new members. Girl Ninja is intrigued and wants to look in to signing up. […]

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Financial laziness.

September 22, 2013

I’ve been a big sack of laziness lately when it comes to keeping up with my retirement planning. Apparently the calendar has decided to say it is September (when did that happen?) which means I could have contributed to my Roth IRA as early as nine months ago for the 2013 tax year. Had I […]

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How a phone call to the IRS saved me $2,000.

September 17, 2013

Last April, as tax season was ending, I decided to take advantage of a little thing called filing an extension. I’d never done it before, because my taxes had always been pretty straightforward. Last year, however, was when MANteresting went from hobby to holy-crap-this-thing-is-growing-too-fast. My business partner and I decided to make MANteresting a LLC, where […]

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