Browsing tag: Budgeting

How my budget failed me big time

Published June 29, 2015   Posted in How to Save

I remember when I was a kid, maybe 15 or 16 years old, I wanted a small telescope to play with because I had an interest in astrophotography.  This telescope was relatively modest, and I spent several weeks saving up my money to buy it.  After all, my parents forced me to have a budget, […]

Planning our retirement by the numbers

Published April 27, 2015   Posted in How to Retire

If you have been a reader of Think Save Retire for any amount of time, you probably have a general idea of our plans for the future. Save, buy townhome in Sedona, pay off townhome in Sedona, move to Sedona, eventually buy our home in Sedona and rent out townhome to cover home costs. Live […]
Financially speaking, there’s a whole lot of goodness that has gone down in our household over the past year.  I mean, seriously live-altering lifestyle changes that are preparing my wife and me to achieve financial independence and retire before I reach the ripe old age of 40 36. Gawd, am I actually 34 already?!? Things […]

How we budget our monthly expenses

Published January 31, 2015   Posted in How to Save

About midway through 2014, we adopted our new “fuck this” attitude about working until 60 and decided to achieve financial independence as early as possible and retire before I hit the big four-oh three-six.  Since then, our household has become much, much more stringent with our finances, and our budget has been instrumental in keeping us on the […]