Monthly Archive: November 2014

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Am I Cheap Or Just Frugal?

I tend to notice when my neighbors get a new vehicle and I am sure others do as well.  I wonder if a couple months ago when I got solar panels installed if anyone noticed and what their reaction would have been.  Would it have been something around how much...

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Minimalists Are Not the Only Ones That Can Retire Early

Do you have to be a minimalist to retire early?  I don’t think so, almost anyone can achieve early retirement with some planning.  To save a large percentage of your income takes smart choices and lifestyle changes, but it doesn’t require you to give up everything.  It also doesn’t require...

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October 2014 Expense Recap

Income There was no significant income outside of the regular paychecks in October unless you count my poker tournament win in Last Vegas last week.  It really just paid for slot machines and meals, but it guaranteed that the non-work portion of the trip was completely free.  We did receive...

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2015 Financial Independence Goals

I was thinking it would be good to share my financial independence goals for the calendar year.  Some are early retirement related and some are travel hacking or budgeting related.  There is even a couple around charity and community involvement.  I get a lot of that from working at a...