Tag Archives: Expenses

The Ledger –May 2017 expense reports

  Remember the medical insurance bill that I thought I had resolved last month with my insurance company? I wrote: “This month my bill was for blood lab tests to establish a baseline for cholesterol, thyroid function, lipids and all … Continue reading

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Church of FI – Did I just hit $1MM in assets?

Do you see that? My assets have officially topped $1,000,000! Even though this milestone is market dependent, it still feels damn good to have achieved. If I sold all my assets today, I still would not have enough money to … Continue reading

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The Ledger –Insurance Scam and April 2017 Expense Reports

April was replete with extra expenses including a trip to New York City ! Our time there was uneventful.

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Traveling Hacking New York City

This title might be a little misleading. In reality, we did utilize credit card reward points to minimize the costs of our trip to New York City, but all of the points used were accumulated during the push to travel … Continue reading

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The Ledger – Tax-apocalypse and March 2017 expense reports

Mr. TJL’s new art business website went live in March! I have been diligently whittling away at it for the last four months. Building an e-commerce site sure is a lot of work, especially if you have never done it … Continue reading

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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 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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The Church of FI – Time Flies and January 2017 financial reports from the blogosphere

Whew! This year has been busy so far, I can’t believe it is almost March! I am okay with that though as I have already accomplished quite a few things.

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The Ledger – The Case of the Sad Bottom Line – January 2017 expense reports

January was far more expensive than planned. The main culprits; Costco, vacation expenses and tree removal costs.

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Ode to a Tree

This is our tree. It is big. Notice the two-story homes around it? It seriously dwarfs the neighborhood. I love this tree. I believe it is some sort of spruce. It has adorably droopy needles and makes a great alcove for … Continue reading

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