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How Much Does It Cost To Live A Modest Lifestyle?

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It took a lot of lucky breaks for me to retire from my engineering career before 40. I was able to find a well paying job right out of school and started investing right away. I had some trouble with investing at first, but I settled on a long term strategy and was able to [...]

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The following article is by Kristi Muse, our staff writer. She is a great freelance writer, blogger, police officer’s wife, and stay at home mom of two. Who doesn’t love eating a week’s worth of calories in one sitting? Thanksgiving is the one day each year it’s alright to indulge in too much food while celebrating [...]

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Last week, I got an interesting comment on my July cash flow update. “I like how you don’t seem to compromise quality of life for over-frugality!” This comment is interesting because quality of life is so subjective. We spend about $4,500 per month and that’s a very comfortable level for us. However, this level of [...]

What’s your dream home like?

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Last week, I read a blog post about someone’s dream home and I thought it’d be fun to share my dream home here. I’m also really worn out from wrestling with our taxes this weekend so I need an easy topic to write about. Current home Our current home is a 2 bed/2 bath condo [...]