Simplification. What’s Important? : “Everything That Remains” by the Minimalists

I’ve never been a hoarder. When you move throughout your childhood – living in 3 different houses in high school alone – you learn it’s easier to not have a lot of stuff. I moved from Washington DC to Seattle WA with 5 50-lb suitcases. But from Seattle to Tucson I had more. And then from … Continue reading Simplification. What’s Important? : “Everything That Remains” by the Minimalists

The Friday Feast ~ the 28th of August

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and truly inspiring people and families who want something much different in life than the traditional plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in their 60s.  Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.

In this episode of Friday Feast: Financial Samurai, Dividend Mantra, Go Curry Cracker, 1500 Days, Just One More Year, The Atlantic and Slowly Sipping Coffee. Continue reading “The Friday Feast ~ the 28th of August”

The Friday Feast ~ the 21st of August

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and truly inspiring people and families who want something much different in life than the traditional plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in their 60s.  Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.

In this episode of Friday Feast: Even Steven, Dividend Mantra, Just One More Year, Canadian Budget Binder, Save Money Dammit, Our Next Life. Continue reading “The Friday Feast ~ the 21st of August”

Bye bye Honda Ridgeline; will I miss you?

I’ve written in some detail about the mistakes that I’ve made in my past.  Cars, unfortunately, are included in that list (and perhaps the biggest part), and cars also happen to be one of the more significant drains on people’s pocketbooks.

It sure as hell was for me.  The cash that I’ve dropped over the years for automobiles has me literally cringe every time that I think about it.  I now realize that, had I been more sensible with my automotive purchases throughout my years living and breathing on this earth, I’d probably be another hundred thousand up in the ol’ net worth by now.

But hell, I can’t dwell on it now.  Mistakes were made.  I’m not perfect.  Life goes on. Continue reading “Bye bye Honda Ridgeline; will I miss you?”

The Friday Feast ~ the 14th of August

The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and truly inspiring people and families who want something much different in life than the traditional plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in their 60s.  Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.

In this episode of Friday Feast: Frugal Woods, Fervent Finance, Debt Discipline, Retire Before Dad, Slowly Sipping Coffee, Our Next Life and Making Sense of Cents. Continue reading “The Friday Feast ~ the 14th of August”