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Different Ways to Track Your Personal Finances

ways to track your finances

When it comes to tracking your money the saying “different strokes for different folks” is certainly true.

Personally, I’m not very good at tracking my expenses to the penny. I did it once, actually.

Usually I set a “guided budget” and even though my numbers may not fit perfectly within my original estimates, I still [...]

Pay Off Your House By Age 55

One of the financial goals we’ve made is to have our house paid off before age 55, or at least have the capability to pay it off if we want to.  I know that as I get older, I’ll struggle to find a job if I lose the one I have now.  I anticipate that [...]

I Attended my First Financial Event

Last week I was invited to attend a financial event at the local baseball stadium.  A friend of mine has been a client of a major investment/insurance company for years and was encouraged to bring a couple friends to this small event.  (There were about 70 people total)  I’m normally not very interested to attend [...]

Financial Milestones

I’ve recently found myself surpassing some financial milestones that I never thought I’d see.  Our retirement accounts are at levels that I used to just dream about when I was first starting out.  Never underestimate the power of consistent contributions and compound interest, that’s for sure.

As I was sitting here looking over the numbers [...]

Tiny Houses–Tiny Costs

Lately I’ve been somewhat obsessed with the idea of tiny houses.  I stumbled on to a Youtube channel that shows lots of different examples of people living in a smaller footprint.  In this day and age, we are living in much larger houses than ever.  During the economic downturn, I started to read about how [...]