Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Church of FI – Melancholy and February 2017 financial reports from the blogosphere

To help soothe my growing apprehension and agitation with the current administration (I still can’t admit to myself that it is true), I have committed myself to reading “The Anatomy of Melancholy” by Robert Burton. It is only 1,382 pages … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – March 2017 Net Worth Report

This trend just keeps going up, up, up! This month we broke the $700,000 barrier in net worth! Since I can’t eat or drink my house, I realize my spending money is far less, but even our investment income isn’t … Continue reading

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Observations on International Women’s Day

I noticed many different reactions to the global strike that took place on International Women’s day. Some lauded the day as women coming together and promoting awareness of the plight of women worldwide and a reflection of how far we … Continue reading

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Filling Buckets on the road to Financial Independence

“You should structure your finances so that you can leave work at the earliest possibility” – Mr. 1500   The accumulation phase is full of assumptions. Will I get a raise each year? Will I get a bonus? Will any … Continue reading

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The Ledger – The IRA Snafu and February 2017 expense reports

Well, I am feeling pretty stupid. While developing my financial plan late last year, I had decided to contribute $5,500 to each of Mr. TJL’s Roth and Traditional IRA accounts. Turns out you can’t.

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