Category Archives: Savings

Happy New Year!

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As I look back on 2013, there is a lot to be thankful for.  Good health of my family, with some minor allergy exceptions.  Rewarding work for both myself and my wife.  And some good memories to bring in the … Continue reading

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Living your Retirement

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Lately I’ve been focusing on retirement for my wife & I.  We’re not ready for retirement yet, in terms of both age and money.  However, I do think we’re on a decent path to being ready financially. With a good … Continue reading

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Time for Holiday Planning and the Reason for The Season

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Well it’s that time of year again.  The Traditional Christmas Shopping Season!  Not like when I was a kid when you waited until Santa appeared at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.  Nope, these days Christmas starts in October… or September… The … Continue reading

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Where did I go?

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Wow, it’s been over a month since my last post. Did I fall off the edge of the planet? Did I lose internet? (did you even notice?)

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Amazon Prime

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I’m all about saving money.  Sometimes you need to spend a little to save a little. One of the bigger things we’ve done is pony up a few dollars for Amazon Prime.  We’ve been members for about 3 years now … Continue reading

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Emergency Funds – Savings or not?

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We’ve been an advocate of the Emergency Fund (aka “Oh Crap Fund”) for years.  It has definitely helped us out on a few occasions.  And it’s not just the immediate need that it satisfies.  Yes, it’s nice to know that … Continue reading

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New Financial Resource Available

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I’ve just added a new spreadsheet to help you (and me) with tracking mutual funds. Check it out on this page.  With this you’ll be able to track what I consider to be some of the more important attributes of … Continue reading

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A Sprint vs a Marathon

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I saw this post today from Retire by 40 and thought “Wow.. a really great way to look at using compounding”.  Ok, actually when I saw the title I thought it was a running training article, which would go better with … Continue reading

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Dave Ramsey and Making a Name

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Recently, a guy from Motley Fool, Brian Stoffel, wrote a blog post on Dave Ramsey’s advice for retirement savings. Essentially, Stoffel tried to poke holes in one of the assumptions in Ramsey’s model.  That of an assumed 12% average return on … Continue reading

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Book Broke 1,000 in Sales Rank on Amazon

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Pretty stoked here… My book ‘Goof Off to Goofy Marathoner’  just broke the 1,000 sales rank mark on Amazon!   This means there are only 997 books that have been downloaded more than mine (in a 24 hour period). Granted, … Continue reading

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