Monthly Archives: June 2016

Setting goals while in the Waiting Place

The Waiting Place By Dr. Seuss Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow … Continue reading

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The Big One – Turning 40

I turned forty earlier this year. It is momentous since it truly represents mid-life (life expectancy in the United States is 79.68 years). I have been waiting for this to happen all my life. Somehow I feel like I have … Continue reading

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Church of FI – Gun Rant and Living a FI

The epidemic of mass shootings in the U.S makes me seriously sick. I have grown weary of hearing people defend their right to own guns with limited control, as if that right precedes people’s right to live. Honestly, I don’t … Continue reading

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Part-time work to aid your retirement

It seems inevitable to have part-time work during early retirement. There are many examples of FIers earning money. Justin from Root of Good just made $75 from participating in a two-hour focus group. Jeremy and Winnie from Go Curry Cracker make … Continue reading

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Expenses in Early Retirement

Last week, a friend asked for some advice concerning buying a new home. This home would essentially be a “step up” for him and his family. We talked a bit about what he hoped he would get out of this … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – Fun in the Sun

As you have probably noticed, the kid’s ledger is not really about money. In fact, I haven’t talked about how to instill good money habits in children at all. Instead, we believe it is better to foster ideas like wants … Continue reading

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How Wealthy Should you be?

This week I am reading The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko. I am about half way through and am pretty bored. I just finished Your Money or your Life, and it was a snooze fest as … Continue reading

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Early Retirement Plan – Tier 3 – Health

Recently, I received a letter from the IRS. It said (in a nutshell), due to your complete and utter lack of competence or the incompetence of the people you choose to do business with, you owe us $3,761! Ack! WTF?! … Continue reading

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Church of FI – Links to May 2016 Expense and Net Worth Reports

Oh, Peewee Herman, how I love you! This quote totally cracks me up. Ever have that conversation-that-never-ends with a co-worker? Use this line. It will confuse them long enough for you to make your escape…on this awesome bike! Seriously, is … Continue reading

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Hobby Gardening Jolly Ledger Style

“Now in salads!” I enjoy gardening because it gets me outside in the summer. I enjoy finding little goodies and harvesting with Little Miss TJL. This activity is definitely about more than just the money. But since this is a … Continue reading

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