2019 Goals

New Year resolutions generally have a stigma attached to them.  People choose lofty goals, but ones that they aren’t willing to attain.  Each year I hope to get incrementally better.  This year is the first year that I will have written out goals for the year and I choose...

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Monday Morning Musings – 12/31/2018

One of my goals for 2019 is to read more consistently. I include reading other blogs as part of this goal. To further define this goal I’ll apply the SMART principles I discussed a few days ago. My goal is to read 5 personal finance blog posts a day...

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Goal Setting

I’ve been a federal employee for almost 10 years. In that time I’ve gotten used to seeing the latest buzzwords thrown around. One of my previous coworkers had this comic taped to his cubicle and it was one of my favorites (not sure of the source so I can’t...

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Frugal Friday Dog Toy

I love our pets, but this year we have spent over $6,000 on our pets this year.  We have two birds, two cats, and now a dog.  I haven’t calculated the exact amount we have spent on our pets, because anything we buy on Amazon goes into our “general...

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How to Make Money Buying a Car

I mentioned in a previous post that I was thinking of buying an electric vehicle (EV). I actually did end up buying an EV. I did something that many FI communities (MMM I’m looking at you) abhor, I bought a brand new car (and I got a loan on...

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