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Long-term Care Options for Early Retirees

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Last week, Revanche from A Gaishan Life asked a question on a subject that I’d rather not think about: long-term care.  "I might have missed this but I’m wondering what the backup plan is for those folks who are relying on keeping expenses low in retirement should their expenses rise due to factors beyond their [...]

Why I Love Doing Our Taxes

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This post is part of the TaxAct #DIYtaxes blog tour which empowers you to take ownership of your finances by doing your own taxes. TaxAct provides the tools and guidance to help you confidently file your taxes easy and fast. Do your own taxes today at TaxAct.com. You got this.  I know, I know. You’re probably saying - [...]

The Hardest Things About Being Frugal

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I'm afraid I’ve been frugal too long. I haven’t made any fun purchases in a long time and frugal fatigue is kicking in. I don’t even remember the last time I purchased a big ticket recreational item. We got a nice camera a few years ago, but that’s also used for business. Frugal fatigue usually [...]

Grocery Shopping is Getting More Expensive

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Is it just me or are groceries getting more expensive lately? Actually, we recently changed our shopping habit and it seems to have inflated our grocery spending. We used to drive out to WinCo every week to stock up. The 30 mile round trip was getting to be a chore and we don’t want to [...]