Home Ownership

9 Questions to Ask Before Buying a House

March 20, 2019
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Morning! So we’re three weeks into our house hunting journey now, and I gotta admit – I’m starting to come around to it more :) Between y’all’s emails of encouragement, and my wife’s desire to finally lay down roots in the city I love, I can feel the excitement bubbling inside of me as well. Even if it’s just to see how fast we can […]

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“Buy your home like a landlord, live like a renter.”

March 12, 2019
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Got another excellent idea for all house hunters / owners out there!! This one comes from Jessi upon hearing news that we’re considering owning again, and I’ll admit it’s actually helped calm my nerves a bit just reading and seeing how you can *systematize* things and better separate out your emotions from the equation. Something I’m notorious for, especially when big decisions are on the line […]

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Excellent home searching advice, especially for first time buyers…

March 6, 2019
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Guys, first off – THANK YOU for all the love and tips and thoughts from yesterday! I can’t tell you how nice it is to get all this out in the open instead of being so stuck in my head all day, haha… And the Mrs. greatly thanks all of you too! Especially those on “Team Wife!” ;) We’ll be getting back to the more […]

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My wife is itching to own a home again (!!!)

March 5, 2019
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As we approach our upcoming move back to the greatest state in the nation this summer (Virginia is for lovers!), my wife’s hints of revisiting home ownership again are getting harder and harder to ignore… “Wouldn’t it be nice to finally settle down once and for all?” she likes to sneak in… “Don’t you just hate waiting on people to fix stuff in our house […]

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How I Stopped Sabotaging My Own Financial Independence

February 8, 2019
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[Hi guys! Super excited to share this guest post with you today, as it comes from a personal friend and new blogger on the scene – Pie Lady FI. If you know anyone this could help, please pass it along as I’m sure we’ve all experienced one or two things from this list over the years!] ******* In any given day, it seems like there […]

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Did you know there was a Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi)?

January 28, 2019
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It’s true! And of course was made by a bunch of CPAs, haha… Per the AICPA (American Institute of CPAs): The Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi) is a quarterly economic indicator from the AICPA which weighs a variety of economic factors to calculate the financial standing of a typical American. The index is calculated as the difference between two component sub-indexes – the Personal Financial […]

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6 great new financial resources 💪💪

January 4, 2019
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I did a LOT of reading over the break and came across a ton of new resources in the process. Here are a smattering of them which should hopefully point you in the right direction depending on your current journey :) If you found any good ones lately I’d love to hear about them too! ****** #1. A free budgeting spreadsheet! This ones comes from TheMeasureOfaPlan.com, […]

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Would you live at The Mall for $700/mo?

November 28, 2018
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Just heard about this on the radio this morning and so fascinated by it… Apparently you can – or soon can – rent an apartment at the mall for only $700/mo! Would you do it?? I’ll be honest, if I were single I’d be all over that. First – At only $700 it would be a steal in this area as I currently pay over […]

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Some Q&A’s: Retiring, Resting, Investing, Coin Collecting!

August 29, 2018
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What up, what up! Been getting a lot of great questions in my inbox lately, so thought I’d showcase a handful of them here in case you were wondering similar things… If you like these, check out our last round we did too on a variety of other topics: A Bunch of Questions on Debt, Investing, and Blogging. Keep the curiosity flowing! “The wise man […]

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Personal Finance Around The World – Round II

August 8, 2018
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I started a series a while back on what money’s like in different parts of the world, but then promptly forgot about it until this morning when I received a note about life in Australia :) You can’t base an entire country’s perception on just one financial sliver, of course, but it sure does make for some interesting reading/learning, and thus we revive the series […]

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Have You Mastered These Three Foundations of Money?

July 9, 2018
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Got a great/feisty comment the other day on all those savings tips and tricks we shared, and thought we’d take some time today to compare and see where we stand on these recommendations ;) It comes from Cody Wheeler over at AcademySuccess.com, and according to him these are the things we should be paying attention to the most: Do these three major things as the […]

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Financial Feng Shui?

May 30, 2018
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If you ever wanted to talk about toilets on this blog, today’s your day! Got this text from my dear Auntie who asked if I’ve ever shared something like this before on the site, and I could confidently tell her that no – I had not, haha… But that changes today ;) Here’s her text that opened up my eyes in more ways than one: […]

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Stop The #HouseShaming, People!

April 25, 2018
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Last week, 3 different people emailed me asking for advice because they keep getting pressured by friends and family (especially family) *to buy a home* when neither one of them wants to. I got so riled up after the last message that I shot the following tweet out which caused quite the hubbub for a hot minute or so: As it turns out, I wasn’t […]

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The Cost of Sentimental Value

April 18, 2018
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You know what guys? I think I’m going to change the name of this blog to ReaderEmailsAreSexy.com because I just can’t stop sharing all these notes I keep getting!!! They’re so juicy! And probably since I keep sharing them over and over, I keep getting more and more and thereby extending the circle of email life even further, haha… I LOVE IT! (Unless you guys […]

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