10 Reasons I Am Thankful For Personal Finance

Thanksgiving is over, the dozens of family visitors are gone, and we are settling back in to a bit of normalcy.  At least for a few weeks before Christmas is here.  For now, the season of thankfulness lives on for at least another month.

Recently, my wife made a list of 100 things she was thankful for, and it inspired … Read More

This Free Car Might Change Our Lives

If you have been keeping up with our posts, you know that we were gifted a car by some very generous family members. We finally sold our extra car that we were making payments on, and now we have an extra $463 each month to do whatever we want with…. what should we do???

It was bitter sweet as … Read More

Running for My Life & Saving for Our Future

Around the same time I decided to get my finances under control, I also started running.  It was a hobby to help me live long enough to actually enjoy a retirement, and to help me spend less time with video games.  Switching from my expensive video game hobby to running was one of the smartest things this dumb guy has … Read More

Net Worth Update – November 2018 $281,142.47 (+$6,217.24)

Don’t be fooled by the decent gain this past month, our retirement accounts were gashed pretty hard last month.  We did fare a little bit better than the market overall, which was down by nearly 7.5%.  (Remember my post about the first day of the big decline?)

We also managed to do better with our cash position this month than … Read More