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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 Big Scratch – February 2018 Net Worth Report

One of my foremost personal goals this year is to achieve a higher level of fitness. I live a sedentary life….really sedentary. I commute 3 hours per day, and then sit in an office chair in front of a computer … 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 Big Scratch – January 2018 Net Worth Report

Wow, look at that chart! We had a great year financially, and the result was an increase in net worth of $178,000 since the beginning of the year 2017. This type of growth is due in part to our stock … Continue reading

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Financial Book Goals 2018

For the past three years, I have been reading  personal finance books along with hundreds of FIRE blogs. So far I have read The Millionaire Next Door, Your Money or your Life, The Simple Path to Wealth, and Smart Women … 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 Big Scratch – December 2017 Net Worth Report

One month left in the year! We surpassed our year-end net worth goals in September, but the market is still producing significant gains so our net worth continues to surpass expectations. The end of December is always a busy travel … 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 Big Scratch – November 2017 Net Worth Report

Holy shit! We just surpassed $800,000 in net worth! We are well past our year end projections of $784,000. I wish I knew what hashtags were; this might be hashtag worthy. As you can see, our investments have seen steady … 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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