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Yesterday, our daughter’s phone was stolen. Her bag, along with some others was rifled through. Obviously she is pretty upset, however we did something we don’t normally do on consumer products. We bought insurance.
At the start of the year I posted some family objectives for the year. This was a system similar to how performance is often measured in jobs. The idea was to give us some nudges in behavior in order to … Continue reading
We are now into the fourth quarter of the year, soon it will be the holiday season and we will start planning for 2019. So let’s see how the major markets did in September as well as our own personal … Continue reading
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.
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
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.
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
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
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