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The Big Scratch – June 2017 Net Worth Report

We just returned from an annual trip to Oklahoma. Every summer, Mr. TJL and Little Miss go to Oklahoma to find metal for the art business. They scour scrap yards, metal yards, antique and thrift stores, appliance stores; pretty much … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – May 2017 Net Worth Report

We haven’t had a bad month yet. Our net worth continues to rise. We can thank Mr. Stock Market for that of course, but we also have to give ourselves a big high-five for maintaining a high savings rate each … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – April 2017 Net Worth Report

Well that was anti-climactic. After months of market growth, March was rather flat. Regardless, we remained above the $700,000 barrier in net worth! Most of the gain was due to investment contributions. In addition to our “normal” and automated savings, … 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 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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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 Big Scratch – Dow Jones reaches 20,000! – February 2017 Net Worth Report

The Dow Jones hit 20,ooo last month! Considering the current political climate, I am very wary about this milestone. Whereas the stock market seemed to be reacting to the Fed over the last couple of years, now it seems the … Continue reading

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The Church of FI – Jimmy Carter is a Badass!

UNLEASH YOURSELF Even if you don’t call yourself an artist, you have the potential to be a dynamic creator who is always hatching new plans, coming up with fresh ideas, and shifting your approach to everything you do as you … Continue reading

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The Big Scratch – Indulgence and January 2017 Net Worth Report

Despite being rather indulgent with luxurious vacations and collectible cars, we finished the year strong with a net worth increase of $208,884! How was this possible with an income of $151,000 ? Let’s break it down:  

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The Big Scratch – December 2016 Net Worth Update

Only one month remaining this year and we are on track to exceed our savings goals. We hit our year-end financial projections already, so unless the stock market crashes in December, we will sky-rocket over our targets. I hate to … Continue reading

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