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Five Quirky Things About Oregon

We had various reasons for moving to Oregon, a mix of family reasons and lifestyle. We thoroughly enjoy it here and are very glad we moved to the state. However there are certainly a few things that make the place … Continue reading

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Suze Orman Hates Us

For those who don’t know, Suze Orman is a financial “guru” who writes lots of books and appears on TV. In a recent interview¬†she rather harangued the FIRE community as being misguided and out of touch with reality . Her … Continue reading

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The Price of Insurance

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.

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2018 Objectives Update

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

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September Financial Update

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

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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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