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Time To Ignore The Math

Time to Ignore the Math

I tend to be a logical and analytical person so I’ve always found it difficult to make paying off low-interest debt a priority when the math tells me that the smarter play is to invest it. In the FI community, this is a perfectly valid approach.

However, despite my grasp of the numbers, I have discovered I have a huge blind spot when it comes to my actual behavior. Regardless of what I know, what I’ve done is the exact reason I needed to start this blog. Counter to my expectations, I wasn’t saving more, I was spending more.

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George Washington Money

Do You Know Your Money Numbers?

I just read this post on Rockstar Finance about The Five Most Important Numbers You Need to Know. In the spirit of transparency, and just for fun, I’m going to test myself to see what I know.

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How I Cut Our Grocery Bill By 50%

How We Cut Our Grocery Bill by 50%

I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged lately. It seems every time I look at our finances, things are moving in the wrong direction. We’ve been hit with one thing after another – car repairs, medical expenses, vet bills, more car repairs – it feels like it will never end.

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Progress Not Perfection

Progress, Not Perfection

I heard something rather profound at my son’s Taekwondo class the other day. The instructor said, “We’re seeking progress, not perfection.” One of the things they teach is there really is no such thing as

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My 2018 Savings Challenge

I recently came across a savings challenge on Budgets Are Sexy and got seriously motivated to take it on. Now This I Can Do I love this money-saving chart for its flexibility and do-ability. Most

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