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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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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 Ledger – December 2016 and Year-end Expense Reports

In 2016, we buckled down for a full year of reduced spending in the TJL household. Weekly, I diligently recorded every expense, every cash advance, every spendy child-related activity. The final tally…. A very respectable $43,208 !

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Guest Post on Travel Miles 101

As most of you have probably discerned, we are back from our trip to Disney World! We missed Hurricane Matthew by one day. Ironically, I had no idea there even was a hurricane, although I did notice it was a … Continue reading

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Costco – A Year in Review

In order to execute an accelerated FI plan, the Jolly Ledger tracks all expenses and sets an ambitious budget. Currently, our monthly grocery budget is $500 and includes spending on restaurants. We also have a budget of $200 for household … Continue reading

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Pagosa Hot Springs Resort – A Rave

Mr. TJL and I were married ten years ago. We honeymooned at The Springs Resort in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. It was the first time we had visited and we have been back almost every year since, in fact, we just … Continue reading

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