Five Ways Marriage Can Improve Finances

With the recent and long-awaited Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, thousands of same-sex couples are making plans to head to altars and courthouses all over the country. They’re not alone, either–the vast majority of weddings in the United States take place during the summer months. Although there are few exceptions (more on that at a later day), for the most part, getting...

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Can You Afford Four Houses?

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One of my guilty pleasures after a long day of work is to watch a show or two from a series on Netflix.  Right now, I’m watching the TLC series Sister Wives about a polygamist family where there is one husband and four wives.  Don’t forget the seventeen kids. Photo courtesy of hollywoodlife.com. I know some people are irked by this show and the Brown family’s polygamy lifestyle....

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Updates: Oct 26 – Nov 1

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I’m back! The European trip wrapped up earlier this week, so you’re stuck with me for the updates again. Every time I travel, it momentarily inspires me to put more effort in to learning languages. When I travel to a place, I want to be a local. I hate most touristy things and despise being thought of as a tourist. I have perfected the covert map check, just so I don’t stand out. A...

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Our early retirement plan

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For Brian and I, the big motivator for working hard, paying off our debts and savings gobs of money is the allure of early retirement. Who wants to work forever? I’d rather take advantage of free haircuts, cheap homecooked meals, and even free tax software and put my money to better uses. Sure, there are people who apparently love their jobs so much that they never want to stop, but for us, we...

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