Financial Goals: 2013

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The start of a new year is a natural point in time to embark on new goals and to review the achievements of the past year.  Last week, Brian and I talked a bit about our net worth.  We’re pretty happy with the numbers on paper, but how did we do in terms of achieving the goals we set back in early 2012?   Photo Credit: Images_of_Money via flickr CF’s Goals Emergency Fund: $2000...

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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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Revisiting the 2012 financial goals

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Earlier this year, Brian discussed our 2012 financial goals.  We try to set our financial goals each year.  It gives us something concrete to work towards and when you complete a goal, it feels great.  At the time, I wasn’t sure where I would be employed or even IF I would be employed.  Kind of hard to set goals when there is a lot of uncertainty!  We did our best and I felt like I set some...

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Updates: February 12 – 18

Final preparations are underway for a short Seattle getaway. Traveling can add up and have a significant impact on your finances if you’re not careful how you do it. Taking advantage of opportunities can save you a lot of money, especially on accommodation. Through work, I was able to get a friends and family rate at the W Hotel – a very trendy hotel in the middle of Downtown Seattle, for...

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