How did we make it this far?

November 6, 2014

Quit being a wuss. Subscribe to my blog.  Was at a group meeting a few months back and an older gentleman shared an email he received from a friend. The email read…. How Did We Make It this Far? Looking back, it’s hard to believe that we have lived as long as we have… As […]

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Mortgages and Medicine.

October 29, 2014

Unless you are the dumbest person in the world, you probably have realized I’m not the biggest fan of debt. I think it’s pretty stupid and unlike most PF bloggers, I don’t believe “good debt” exists. Although I’m a pretty avid debt puncher, I do compromise on two issues… Home If you didn’t already know, houses are […]

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When did that happen?

October 21, 2014

Sometimes I think to myself “I can’t believe I’m a grown up!”. I don’t feel old. I don’t look old, and I sure as h-e-double-hockey-sticks don’t act old. I use to think “old” was an age, but I’m quickly learning it’s a lifestyle. I remember being bored to death when my parents would watch political […]

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You might be wealthy, but are you free?

October 15, 2014

You ever read a blog post that went something like this… You might want to think twice before you buy that scooter. It would set you back $3,000, and will likely only provide you entertainment for a handful of years. What if you invested that money instead?  If you put $2,000 in to a Roth IRA […]

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I’ve realized I’m a lifer.

October 12, 2014

A few months after graduating college, the federal government offered me a job to work for them as a Special Agent. I was 21 at the time and the prospect of a “cushy” government job seemed too good to pass up. I mean, I had $28,000 in student loans to pay back after all. I remember […]

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We decided to give being a one car family a shot

September 30, 2014

Cars are freaking expensive. Even though both of our cars were fully paid off (’07 Scion tC and ’06 Honda Pilot) they still ate up a considerable amount of our discretionary income. Gas ($300/mo), insurance ($120/mo), and maintenance (call it $600+/year)  aren’t cheap. So even though our cars were paid off, they were still costing us about $500 […]

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My new money making hobby

September 25, 2014

If you’ve been reading my blog for over four years (which probably no one has), you may recall I used to own a motorcycle. Shortly after I got my crotch rocket, my dad got a Harley. Shortly after my dad got a Harley, he got in a motorcycle accident which nearly cost him his leg […]

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