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Month: March 2018

BoaS Question Series – Episode 1 – Average Joe Finance

BoaS Question Series – Episode 1 – Average Joe Finance

Welcome to the first…non-me entry in the questions series. Today we have Joe. Be sure to check out my answers to his questions over on his site. 1. Who are you and why are you here? My name is Joe.  During the day, I’m an accountant and at night I use my accounting and finance knowledge to blog over at Average Joe Finance.    Outside of finance and blogging, my wife and I love to travel.  We recently got back…

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Managing a Third-Life Crisis

Managing a Third-Life Crisis

A lot of this is just thinking out loud….or in text…would love for you to still give it a read and tell me if you have had the same experiences. I think I’ve gotten to the point where I would be having a third-life crisis if I hadn’t gotten my financial act together. Time seems to slip away. Wasn’t I just the little boy dragging around his Winnie the Pooh? Now it’s Mini Donut squeezing the silly old bear as…

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BoaS Question Series – Episode 0

BoaS Question Series – Episode 0

I noticed a growing trend on the interwebs lately, interview series, and instead of ignoring it I realized it actually is really cool. You get to see people’s responses to questions they wouldn’t normally be talking about on their site. It only seemed fair for me to do my questions before issuing out a challenge to anyone else so today I’m going to answer a few questions of my own. 1. Who are you and why are you here? Well…I…

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Our Walk With Cash Budgeting

Our Walk With Cash Budgeting

When Ms. Blue Ribbon and I started on the path to being debt free the one thing I can know for sure that helped speed it along was using a cash budget. We didn’t use cash for everything, just the four major troubled spots in our budget: Groceries, Gas/Fuel, Eating Out, and Miscellaneous Items. Everything else was recurring/fixed expenses like utilities or insurance. Like many, eating out was a massive drain on our budget. We love eating out but I’ve…

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