Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Jolly Ledger’s bi-annual freakout

Last weekend I came home in a fury. After spending all day Friday doing virtually nothing, I just couldn’t take it anymore. I spent the last hour at work re-calculating whether we could retire now .

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The Kid’s Ledger – Writing is hard

Little Miss TJL is in the first grade (which started two weeks ago, already). Generally, our routine is homework after school and I always ask her about her day. LM: “We have to write a lot. Journaling is hard.” TJL: … Continue reading

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About the Commute (and rotate your tires!)

I spent part of my weekend re-reading a MMM’s 2012 post Toyota Prius – Ass Kicker, or Trouble Maker . The article covers your basics on car safety, reliability and a little dish on the maintenance costs. On whether hybrid … Continue reading

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Travel Hacking our way to Disney World – Part 2 – Out of Pocket Expenses

In part 1 of travel hacking our way to Disney World, we showed how we saved $3,200 on airfare, lodging and 5-day park hopper tickets. However, there are many other costs to consider including resort fees, baggage fees, food costs … Continue reading

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The Church of FI – July 2016 Expense and Net Worth reports from the blogosphere

Welcome to the Church of FI! Every two weeks I share links to influential blogs, expense and net worth reports or just interesting stuff I read during the month. It is fun to share! I don’t have a Facebook or … Continue reading

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Travel hacking as an asset allocation

When I consider early retirement, I know that I want travel to be a part of it. I envisioned traveling to foreign countries for months with my family; to be immersed in a different culture. I want to live in … Continue reading

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Travel Hacking our way to Disney World – Part 1

Little Miss TJL turns seven in October. For a couple of years now she has expressed a growing interest in going to Disney World. I have underscored this as a possibility because, man, is that trip expensive. Because we live … Continue reading

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The Kid’s Ledger – School’s In!

Thus it begins, another grueling school year. Little Miss TJL starts the first grade. Dare I say, this is her first year of real school? Kindergarten seemed real enough but there is something very tangible about the first grade. Homework … Continue reading

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RIP – The Jolly Ledger

In last week’s Church of FI, I made a call for obits. Unfortunately, I have not received any but hopefully someone will submit a jollier one than I am this week. I found it very difficult to write my obituary … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – August 2016 Net Worth Update

Life has finally slowed down a little. I even had time to learn how to hem my jeans this weekend. My mother gave me a sewing machine about three years ago and it has mostly sat idle. The main exception … Continue reading

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