Monthly Archives: March 2018

My First Half Marathon

On Saturday I will be running my first half marathon. I have been running on and off for about ten years but it was only recently that I became more organized and decided to push myself further.

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The Delights of Estimated Tax

As you know we moved to Oregon the middle of last year and had no W2 income in the state, our entire income was based on dividends and some capital gains from our portfolio, the majority of which was distributed … Continue reading

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Ten Things We Can Do Now, That We Couldn’t Before

One of the best things about FI and not working is the amount of time that is now available. In fact we wonder how we got *anything* done when we were working. I guess we just got most of our … Continue reading

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More Vacation Planning

A few weeks ago I wrote about our vacation planning in broad strokes. Last week we did some more planing for our trip to the UK. Although we will be going for 3 weeks, half the time we will be … Continue reading

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Pets Are Family Too

When we were travelling a lot we didn’t have pets. We always felt like the kids were missing out, but the practicality¬† of moving every couple of years meant that it would be unfair on animals to move them as … Continue reading

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The Social Network

One of the biggest issues with not having a 9-5 job is that you immediately lose access to a a large social circle. Typically in a work group the people you interact with will provide a diverse pot of opinions, … Continue reading

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Art for Art’s Sake

Money for God’s sake (a little 10cc there for our older readers). One of Portland’s odditys (who knew this town had odditys?) is the annual Arts Tax. This is a $35 tax levied on all adults in order to fund … Continue reading

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Kids and Money

Introducing kids to money sensibly and responsibly I think is an important part of any family’s DNA. Natural instinct is for kids to have anything they want and to shower them with gifts and presents, however it is also important … Continue reading

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February Financial Update

February was a crazy month. At one point the major markets were all down over 10%, which is an official correction. Things picked up a bit at the end of the month (although March has not started out well), but … Continue reading

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