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Church of FI- Killin’ it cooking, cuttin’ bills and August expense reports

Cooking FI-style Some people are just good cooks. After cutting out restaurant expenses two years ago, Mr. TJL and I are well on our way to cooking the best food in town. We aren’t naturally good, though. We have searched … Continue reading

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The Ledger –August 2017 expense reports

Achieving financial independence early isn’t easy. You don’t need an exceptional income to do it, but you do need exceptional dedication to the process (and PATIENCE; lots and lots of patience). Many believe that we can only aim for FI … Continue reading

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Church of FI- Real Estate obsession and August 2017 expense reports

I have long been obsessed with real estate. After buying my first house in 2005, we pretty much tore up and replaced every floor, refinished every door, and painted every wall. After that, we remodeled the bathroom and the kitchen … Continue reading

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Church of FI- Podcasts and July 2017 expense reports

I found a few new blogs to add to the Church of FI this month. I continue to be on the lookout for other blogs that share monthly expenses. Please leave any suggestions in the comments. Millennial Revolution published a … Continue reading

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The Ledger –Birthday! and June 2017 expense reports

June was a travel month for the Jolly Ledgers. As a result, our expenses were a bit elevated. Luckily, most of the trip was business related so the majority of our costs will be tax deductible for 2017. Summer is … Continue reading

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To Build or not to Build: Adding an ADU to our Property Portfolio

I have been mightily distracted for the last month, so this blog has received about 1/4 of my usual attention. In times like these, I try to keep up with The Ledger and Big Scratch but the meatier posts get … Continue reading

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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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Kids’ Ledger – Revenge of the Tooth Fairy

Little Miss TJL has been hoarding her baby teeth. Every time one has fallen out she has decided that she would rather have the tooth than exchange it for money. Problem is that she plays with them like toys, so … Continue reading

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State of the Blog Address

When I started this blog in April, I needed to get a lot of ideas out of my head without driving my friends crazy. I had become a little one-note at gatherings and I could feel people distancing themselves from … Continue reading

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The Church of FI – Bah Humbug! And November Expense and Net Worth reports from the Blogosphere

I know I harp a lot on people buying stupid stuff. Usually, I am just referring to new cars, too much house, copious restaurant dining, and general crap. This headline falls under that general crap category and I can’t believe … Continue reading

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