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

The Armageddon Retirement Goal

We already covered that our retirement “magic number” is $3,600,000; our “Armageddon Retirement Goal”.  To get to that figure, we need to maximize my 401k and both of our Roth IRAs for 26 years… That’s a tall order considering we have only done two of those things in the same year ONCE, and never all three things.  Can we really Read More

Making Goals More Manageable

It’s important to set goals for yourself in anything you do.  Whether you want to learn a new language, become a great cook, or set aside a large sum of money for retirement, you can set goals along the way to keep yourself motivated and make the larger goal more approachable.

Breakdown Your Main Goal

My goal is to save Read More