Monthly Archives: December 2017

The Family Business

As someone who in a previous life spent a lot of time creating and interpreting business spreadsheets I like to look at running our family’s finances in much the same way as I would a business.

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Whats Your Net Worth?

Do you have $1? If so congratulations! You are doing better than at least 10% of all US households. If you look at the chart in this report you can see that the cross over into positive net worth is … Continue reading

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Playing Games – Part 2

Last time I was talking about board games with a quick overview of five of the games we play the most in our house. This time I will overview another five. Firstly though here are a few useful resources. For … Continue reading

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Playing Games

Looking at other personal finance blogs it seems that board gaming is a popular hobby. I think this is because it keeps the mind active, it only requires a one time investment and brings families and friends together. We are … Continue reading

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Required Minimum Distributions on an Inheritance

One of the vagaries of the US tax code is dealing with retirement income from a 401k or an IRA. Both are similar investing vehicles, a 401K is usually offered by a workplace and people invest up to $18,000 a … Continue reading

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November Financial Update

Last month of the year, the final hurdle. Everyone is well into the holiday spirit and we are finalizing the last things we need to do before the end of the tax year. December is pretty busy as it’s also … Continue reading

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DIY is not so bad

Initially this blog was supposed to be alternating accounts of how we attained and now maintain FIRE (Steve), and what we do in our new life as reasonably young retirees (Tuffy). Steve perseveres with his side of the blog, I … Continue reading

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