Monthly Archive: October 2014

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The Holiday Budget

The True Cost of The Holidays On Your Financial Budget There are a lot of hidden costs that people forget about when making a financial budget.  Items like taxes, insurance, and other items that do not occur monthly are often overlooked.  One big category that needs to be planned for...

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Frugal Living

How To Be More Frugal Since I have recently written about how lower expenses are more important than high earnings, I think I should spend some time discussing my progress in that very endeavor.  While you could reach early retirement just by having an absurdly high income and not paying...

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September 2014 Monthly Recap

This is the first installment of my monthly expense recap on the early retirement blog.  There is a lot that happens each month and I want to talk about some of the more interesting items going on for us financially.  I am not listing every income and expense item, only...

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My Early Retirement Plan (Part 2)

This is part 2 of my early retirement plan.  You can read Part 1 here. Expected Budget for Early Retirement I have toyed around with an expected budget for my early retirement plan, both initially and once our two children are out of the house.  While I can’t say that...