Home Ownership

Net Worth Nightmare: $437,562.07 (-$51,405.74)

February 3, 2016
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Well that’s a new milestone! $50,000 drop in one month – the biggest on the books since recording these 8 years ago. Egads! What will we ever do???! Answer: Keep doing what we’re doing and not get phased ;) It definitely sucks on paper and looks like a complete $hit show if this is the very first time you’re seeing me present one of these […]

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WE SOLD OUR HOUSE! NO MORE MORTGAGES!!

January 25, 2016
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Well, they say it only takes one buyer to want your house, and one buyer did we get! WE SOLD OUR HOUSE, GUYS! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! Over a month on the market, over another month for the closing, and then BOOM: docs signed and the biggest financial mistake of our lives officially came to a close! 9 years from not knowing jack about money […]

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A Great Way to Think About Paying Off Debt!

November 27, 2015
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Sandy left this on our how to spend less and save more article last week, and thought it was a brilliant way to stay motivated paying off your debt. Specifically with mortgage debt. Check it out: I remember every time I wrote that check and put it in the mail, I would wait for it to post to my account and I would imagine that […]

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Should We Offload Our #1 Mistake??

September 28, 2015
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As many of you know, our #1 financial mistake was the purchase of our home back in 2007. Not only was it at the peak of the bubble, but we bought it with no money down, no budget, and the 2nd worse crime of all: on a complete whim. (We literally took a wrong turn on our way to check out an apartment to rent, […]

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Mansions & Mobile Homes

July 22, 2015
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While at the beach last week, I was reminded of how much I love being surrounded by million dollar homes. I know you’re not supposed to get envious of The Joneses and all their things, but I make an exception for mansions. They motivate the crap out of me! Why? Because IT TAKES A TON OF MONEY to be able to afford one of them, […]

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Net Worth Update: $489,886.10 [Up $2k]

July 1, 2015
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Wake up, wake up, wake up… it’s the 1st of the month… To get up, get up, get up…. so cash your checks track your net worth and get up…. Welcome to the 1st, yo! Best time of the month in finance-land :) Get to update the ol’ net worth and get re-energized. Even if nothing too sexy is going on with your money. I’ll […]

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What It Cost Us to “Own” Our Home Last Year + A Question I Ask Myself Every Morning

January 21, 2015
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We’re only three weeks into January so far, and we’ve already received a notice from our property managers* that our dishwasher is on the fritz again. Depending on what course of action we take (replace the circuit board @ $390 or replace the entire thing @ $650 (both costs include parts and labor)) we’ll be dumping even more money into a home we could care […]

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The 5 Biggest Purchases of My Life

June 18, 2014
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Sometimes I like to stare at my investment accounts and watch my dollars work hard for me. Other times, I’m a glutton for punishment and choose to focus on all the places my money runs off to instead. Today I choose the punishment ;) And since I’ve never consciously made a list of the all-time largest expenses of my life, I thought – why not […]

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Net Worth Update: $449,527.32 [+$2,000]

June 11, 2014
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Welcome to another rousing net worth update – that was a fast month! While I wish I had something big and juicy to share with you all today though, I’m afraid May just wasn’t that exciting in terms of finances this go around… In the baby dept, yes (he’s now finally sleeping more and gained over 5 lbs!), but we’ll save all that for BeingAParentIsSexy.com […]

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