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Month: January 2018

The Missing Paycheck And A New-Found Love For The Emergency Fund

The Missing Paycheck And A New-Found Love For The Emergency Fund

For over a year leading up to Babe’s birth I meticulously planned how much we were going to need in the HSA and the savings account. Nothing was going to prepare me for the Friday of the missing paycheck. Ode to HSA We weren’t sure how much our insurance was going to cover so I made sure we had enough to cover up to our max out of pocket. After filling it up we used all but $400 of the…

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2018 Goals, Not Resolutions

2018 Goals, Not Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are great in theory. Who doesn’t want to lose 10 pounds or quit (insert annoying habit here)? The problem comes with sticking to these resolutions which is why I don’t believe in them at all. I’d much rather have solid goals throughout the year with clear points to achieve them by and specific measurable ways to validate if I completed them or not (also doesn’t help to have a website that I list them on and have…

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Simply Put Recipes: Chili

Simply Put Recipes: Chili

It has been awfully cold here lately and I can’t help but make Chili around now. This is one of my favorites that we make. Print Chili Ingredients 2 lbs Ground Beef 1 med Onion Chopped 1 Green Pepper Chopped 2 cloves Garlic 28 oz Diced Tomatoes Undrained 19 oz Light Red Kidney Beans Undrained 1 tbsp Chili Powder 1/2 tsp Basil 1/2 tsp Salt 1 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp Oregano 1 tsp Unsweetened Baking Cocoa 1/4 tsp Cayenne…

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2017 Q4 Net Worth Update

2017 Q4 Net Worth Update

What a long strange trip it has been. 2017 seemed to just fly by (a true sign I’m getting older). 2017 brought many things in our household. A new baby, a new side project (this site), plenty of goals, and major financial milestones. If you want to read more about them take a look at Quarter 2 and Quarter 3 updates. Otherwise, let me tell you about this last quarter. October Quite a busy month. We blew through a lot of our…

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