Monthly Archives: September 2018

Laundry Blues

So last week, our washing machine broke. The machine suddenly stopped draining and when we opened the door we had water pour out. Obviously the first thing we wanted to do was see if we could fix it ourselves.

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Your Kids Don’t Want All Your Stuff

I hate to break it to you, but that mug collection you have proudly spent 30 years building up, visiting souvenir stores on every trip you’ve taken, well, your kids don’t want it. Look I know you mean well, but … Continue reading

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Who Are We Saving For?

Earlier this week, I wrote about how much money you might need to actually retire. Today i’m going to write about who we are actually saving for.

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What Does it Take to Retire?

When you read the blogs and popular press it can be confusing to understand exactly what is required to retire. There is a lot of varying information, so here are some examples of the sort of information you might find. … Continue reading

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Rent or Buy – Which is Better?

The American Dream is often associated with owning your own home. The numbers have varied in the US, but over the last 50 years or so the percentage of householders owning their own home has stayed between 63% and 68%. … Continue reading

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Live to Work or Work to Live

In large parts of Europe it’s considered taboo to ask people about their job when you first meet them. The assumption is that work should not define who you are, and that there are broader things that should define a … Continue reading

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The Clothes Off My Back

The average American spends around $200 a month on clothes. That’s a lot of money on an annual basis (over $2000). So for a family that adds up to a considerable amount over the year. One of the benefits of … Continue reading

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August Financial Update

September is here, kids are back in school and we are moving into the last phase of the year. So let’s see how we did in August along with the rest of the markets.

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