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So You Want to Host a Games Night?

With the Holiday season on us, it’s a good time to get together with friends and family or just to hang out with the children. One good way to improve the gathering is to host a games night. I thought … Continue reading

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The Advent of the Holidays

So we are now into December and well into the Holiday season. So how do you prepare for Christmas and New Year on a budget?

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November Financial Update

Only one more month left in the year, and thoughts are turning to the holiday season as well as planning for 2019. So lets see how the major markets and our own net worth did in November.

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It’s Health Time Again

Last year I wrote about navigating and buying on the ACA marketplace; well it’s open enrollment time again. It’s pretty widely reported as to how the sign up period has been cut and that the advertising budget has been slashed. … Continue reading

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The Four Day Friday

Here in the US we have just had the Thanksgiving Holiday (hence why I didn’t post on Friday), this is followed by the enthusiastic consumerism that is Black Friday. This day traditionally kicks off the holiday season. A lot of … Continue reading

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FIRE in the News

I’ve noticed quite a lot of articles lately about the FIRE community. I don’t know how much of it is the idea catching on or if it’s just shown up in a couple of major news sources and so other … Continue reading

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A Wake Up Call

Last week a company called RealtyShares, essentially went bust. They told their investors they weren’t taking in any new investors and would simply focus on those already with money invested with them.

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Free Money

It is getting towards the end of the year, which means it is almost dividend time. To us this is essentially free money, as we don’t have to do anything in order to get it.

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The Penniless of the Long Distance Runner

With apologies to Tom Courtenay. I signed up this week for my second half marathon, I will be running on December 9th in the Holiday Half along the river in North West Portland. I have got back into longer training … Continue reading

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October Financial Updates

It’s been a crazy month on the markets. Some major stocks have lost all their 2018 gains. This is of course normal in the course of the ups and downs of the markets. We aren’t too concerned as we are … Continue reading

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