Category: financial independence

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Amazon Prime- Again

On 9/25/15, I signed up for Amazon Prime, again (note: that link will get you a 30 day free trial).  A few months ago, I wrote about how I was letting my Amazon Prime membership lapse after several years.  It was a decision based on perceived value and I haven’t...

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ERA Anniversary

Well, I actually made it a year blogging.  My first real post went live 8/16/2014 to a resounding chorus of crickets.  I did not post nearly as often as my peers, only 41 posts, but I enjoyed the journey none the less.  While it didn’t seem like much at the...

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Obsessing Over Travel Reward Points

I realized something recently after I earned our latest bonus on some IHG cards.  I enjoy collecting all of the hotel/airline/credit card rewards, but I am afraid to spend them.  What if I don’t get enough value?  What if I run out?  That was when I realized I might have...

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A Budget Fail

A funny thing happened to me recently.  I realized that I was never hitting the budget numbers I expected.  Things like AC repairs, car repairs, etc kept coming up, but there was something else.  I noticed that every time I project the timeline for our solar loan payoff, it would...