Home Ownership SUCKS

Sometimes, owning a home feels like constantly setting handfuls of cash on fire. 

We grew up dreaming of buying and owning a home.  For some reason, those dreams left out the bank, interest, mortgages, mortgage insurance, and random stuff breaking.  7 Years ago, my wife and I decided to forgo the “outrageous” rent increase we were asked to pay ($25/month) … Read More

Save Until It Hurts

Then Save Some More

You might know (based on a few previous posts) that we have been changing our basement into a home gym (saving ~$75/month in gym memberships).  We’ve now been using our home gym regularly for a couple of months.  As I’ve been in the basement lifting weights, I can’t help but see the parallels between lifting, … Read More

Net Worth Update – February 2019 $288,213.15 (+$23,865.96/8.28%)

The market giveth, and the market taketh away. Last month was definitely a month that the market giveth. There were significant increases in our Roth IRA, Brokerage, & 401k accounts last month. It was so much, that it almost made me forget about how brutal the previous month was.

The stock market followed up the worst December in 10 years, … Read More

Our Amazon Spending in 2018

How did we do?

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If you happened to read our post last year on Amazon spending (here if interested), you know that we were out of control.  Our annual spending at Amazon had grown to unsustainable levels. Most was spent on junk that we didn’t even need.  Since coming to terms with that spending, we’ve been much more conscious … Read More