Life

8 Years Since the Market Crashed… How’s Your Money / Life Now?

September 16, 2016
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Came across this clipping during this current week’s decluttering… Check out the date! That’s right, this occurred exactly 8 years ago, today! Crazy, right?? Do you remember when all this was going on?? How do you feel about it all now, and how has it affected your money? Actually, hold onto those answers… Do you know what we haven’t done here in quite some time? […]

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Some Updates on Money, Life, Cable (We Got an Antenna!), Decluttering and Reader Submitted Questions

September 14, 2016
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Yo yo yo! Been awhile since I updated y’all on a few things, so thought I’d take the chance to do so today before I forget again :) Also – got some responses back from those two readers we just blogged about, so thought you’d want to hear about those too! Let’s start with the guy trying to figure out life at 17 y/o… Last […]

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What’s The Greatest Gift You Could Give to The World?

September 9, 2016
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Every few weeks my siblings like to text over some sort of thought-provoking messages. Usually they’re quotes like “I say yes to the world because saying no is much scarier,” or “if you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one” (but what if you like chasing pigs?? :)), but the last one was actually a question. And one which I almost ignored ‘cuz […]

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The Retired Greyhound

September 5, 2016
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A fitting story for this fine Labor Day :) Found on my friend Brent’s blog, The Micawber Principle (one of my favorites, btw): ***** Preacher and theologian Fred Craddock tells the story of visiting his niece whose family had adopted a retired racing greyhound. The dog seemed happy and content in retirement. Finding himself alone with the hound Craddock took the opportunity to interview him: […]

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What Do You Wish You Would Have Known at 17?

August 29, 2016
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Got another juicy email from a reader and thought you’d enjoy the Q&A :) What would you tell this guy if you could?* (*you can – just leave your thoughts in the comments below! ;)) Hello… My name is Jonathan (stalk my Facebook if you like) and I need to get my life together. I have recently turned 17, reside in the UK and have […]

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Make America “IOU” Free Again!

August 10, 2016
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That was the subject line of a PR email I just got. Which of course I had to click and then copy as my own subject line because how could you not?? It came from the folks at Circle.com – a mobile app that’s trying to change how people pay each other around the world (you can send money internationally for free!), and within the […]

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Are Your Friends Worth $100,000 to You??

August 3, 2016
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Every now and then I type “How to stay happy?” into Google looking for some good tips. I’m naturally a pretty cheerful guy, but like anyone I can have my moments and often need help reminding myself to appreciate things more. You know, like my kids, wife, that thing we call breath ;) I usually find the same suggestions over and over again so not […]

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The Declutter Days Are Here! Look How Much of a Bozo I Used to Be…

August 1, 2016
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Today marks the first day of The Weekly Declutter Challenge! Every week we’re sorting through one box or tote or container, until our storage room is completely free of junk and organized. And we’re starting with the biggest beast of them all – our file cabinet! Gonna feel so good throwing away and shredding stuff! Wanna join me?? :)) We’ve actually had a great system […]

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We’ve moved! Here’s what it means for our finances, and what we’ve learned from downsizing so far.

July 29, 2016
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We’re officially Marylanders again! I’m sitting at our new kitchen table here in dead silence, other than wild animals roaming around, haha… Here’s what we came home to the other day: Forgot how beautiful it was here! Saw some bunnies outside this morning grazing too which scared my boys into thinking we’d only have dirt left when they were done eating ;) A reminder of […]

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