Investing, Personal Finance Blog, Retirement, Saving

Invest Early, Retire Earlier – The Power of Compound Interest

That’s a simple statement that has a very profound impact.  Aside from a handful of my fellow personal finance nerds, many people in their twenties are not really thinking about retirement at that age.  The earlier that we can get people to grasp the impact of time and compound interest, the better off they will… Read More Invest Early, Retire Earlier – The Power of Compound Interest

Investing, Personal Finance Blog, Saving, Taxes

Saving on Property Taxes While Preserving the Earth

Last fall, my wife and I bought a beautiful ~40 acre property just down the road from our current home.  It has close to 35 acres of forest, with lots of hardwood trees, an enormous creek, and plenty of turkey, squirrel, deer, and other creatures that call it home.  We have been told that there… Read More Saving on Property Taxes While Preserving the Earth

Personal Finance Blog, Saving

The Black Sheep Bought a New Ride!

With another baby due in January of 2018, my wife and I have been looking for a larger vehicle to accommodate our (still) growing family.  We went into our search with several key things we were looking for… our own list of demands for the right car!  But, I’ll get to that in just a… Read More The Black Sheep Bought a New Ride!

Budgeting, Saving

How to Budget Like a Boss

Look at all those George Washingtons, and other presidents, you have ready to work for you… it’s like you have your own team of employees and you’re the Head Mutha Flower in Charge!  Every time you receive some of those greenbacks, they just sit there waiting until you give them something to do… Some of… Read More How to Budget Like a Boss

Debt, Investing, Personal Finance Blog, Retirement, Saving

Set Yourself on FIRE

“If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”  That is one of my favorite quotes from the legendary Zig Ziglar.  The Joneses are broke for this very reason… poor planning, no specific goals, and flying by the seat of your pants provides you with absolutely no direction for the future and a lifetime… Read More Set Yourself on FIRE

Debt, Personal Finance Blog

Keeping up with the Joneses? No thanks…

I don’t know about you, but retiring right around the time I will be going BACK into diapers is not my idea of how I’d like to spend mine.  Let’s take a quick look at “the Joneses” and you can decide whether or not that’s the route you want to go in your retirement. The… Read More Keeping up with the Joneses? No thanks…