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March 16, 2018

Back to Budget Basics - Our Revised 2018 Monthly Budget

In our last post about our February spending, I mentioned some issues with our budgeting system and suggested I would update the budget to fix them. It was bothering me quite a bit, so I went ahead and tweaked the budget. Read on to see what it looks like.

March 9, 2018

Spending Update - February 2018

It might be a little late, but it's time for our second monthly spending report. We did pretty well last month except for one big expense. Read on to get the details.

February 28, 2018

Foolproof Investment Advice: Avoid Fad Stocks

In general, picking individual stocks isn't a great idea for the average investor. There's a lot of risk involved and it is best left to the professionals on Wall Street, although, even they can't beat the market. However, there's one type of stock that you should be especially careful to stay away from, the fad stock.

February 20, 2018

Practicing What We Preach: Splurging

Almost everything I bought or borrowed to keep our truck running properly.
I recently wrote about when it's reasonable to splurge on something. The conclusion of that post was there aren't that many things worth splurging on, however, there are a few. This post is about putting our money where our mouths (keyboards?) are. Read on to learn about our recent splurging.

February 12, 2018

Our Budget Helps Us Spend More, Not Less

The vast majority of people who have created a budget for themselves did so to help limit their spending, or in other words, help them spend less. Fortunately, we have never really had a problem with spending too much, so when we were working, we never had a budget we tried to stick to. Now that we're "retired" we do have a budget, but I created it more to help us spend than to save. Read on to learn what I'm talking about.