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Church of FI – 2018 Asset Allocation and January expense reports

I took the opportunity last week to simultaneously buy into the stock market and re-allocate my assets. I have been contemplating acquiring a greater bond position since I have been reading Tony Robbins Money: Master the Game. Note: I am … Continue reading

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The Ledger – January 2018 Expense Report

January was quite the month! We overspent our budget but these expenses were planned. The largest expenses were a quarterly trip to Costco and a mini-vacation to Pagosa Springs. The Costco trip costs, on average, $500-$600 every three months. I … Continue reading

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Church of FI – Feng Shui and December expense reports

This weekend I rearranged my office and shredded a contractor bag full of unnecessary documents. Now that everything is electronic, it seems pointless to keep every last shred of paper, but somehow this is still a relic of my pre-computer … Continue reading

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The Ledger – December 2017 Expense Report

I am still on Holiday break, a sweet 27 days long this year. Somehow, I am very busy. I have no idea how I will have time to go back to work. This week so far, we have been to … Continue reading

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Church of FI – November Expense Reports

Apparently, I horded a large amount of my vacation time this year, so I’m taking the rest of the year off. This counts weekends and regular days off, of course, but as I write this I am relaxing and not … Continue reading

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The Ledger – November 2017 Expense Report

Despite some unusual expenses, we stayed well below our monthly budget in November. What are some of these expenses, you say? Trip to Mesa Verde Veteran’s day weekend, November 11-12, were free national park days. We decided to take a … Continue reading

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Financial Planning for 2018

Three years ago, we started an action plan to retire in early 2021. Today we are nearly 60% to our goal. Over the next two years we aim to save an additional $175,000, invested in low-cost index funds (we use … Continue reading

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Church of FI –Unexpected and October expense reports

Two years ago when metal prices tanked, my company cut all raises to 0%, and last year we received a meager 2% raise. As a result, incomes have fallen behind market value. I knew this but I am too lazy … Continue reading

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The Ledger –October 2017 expense reports

In October, Mr. TJL broke a tooth and needed a crown; a major dental expense. How expensive, you ask? $1290! Luckily, our insurance covers 50%, but we are on the hook for $645. As a result, we have exceeded our … Continue reading

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Church of FI – Self-made millionaire and September expense reports

The average time it takes to become a self-made millionaire is 32 years . By the time I retire in 2021 with a net worth of over 1 million dollars, I will have put in 16 years at my current … Continue reading

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