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Tiny homes and big improvements: 10 ways a tiny home will make us happier

Fresh off of our report on Claudia and Garrett's transition into a smaller home , our homesteads are becoming monsters. Huge liabilities that need to be pro
Feb 3, 2016·3 min read
budget

Budget January 2016 ~ Stock market craziness and home renovations

Here is our first report on our 2016 budget. Ever since we decided that the path for us is out of the rat race and into an early retirement of our choosing, the Mr. and I have been keeping an eye on our finances and scaling down our spending. Neither one of us were complete clowns, but we certainly weren't looking out for our future selves at anywhere near the level we want/need to be. So in comes the budget. Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future, it may not be necessary for us but,
Feb 1, 2016·3 min read
budget

Our 2015 budget update - how did we do?

As many of you know from our monthly budget update , we rely on a budget to help keep us on our goal to Financial Independence. But, budgets seem to be sore subjects. We either love them or we hate them. Take a look at how our 2015 budget worked for us. We love keeping a budget, but we approach budgeting in a slightly different way than most. Instead of a straight monthly calculation of anticipated 30-day expenses, we calculate our anticipated sp
Jan 6, 2016·4 min read
Lifestyles

Why this couple downsized to a 500 square foot tiny house

Claudia and her husband Garrett recently downsized their 1500 square foot house into a 500 sqft tiny house. I had a chat with the couple about why they made the move.
Jan 4, 2016·5 min read
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Budget December 2015 ~ Rental Woes + Year-End Numbers

Budget December of 2015 - While we love our renters (they are the best) we don't love everything that goes wrong. This month leaky faucets and the microwave going caput right before Christmas.
Jan 2, 2016·2 min read
Christmas time

Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays and we are off to Key West

Whatever it is that you're doing this day, I wish you Merry Christmas if you celebrate, or Happy Holidays if you don't. And if you refuse to acknowledge the holidays altogether, then hell, enjoy the living daylights out of whatever you're doing today! The fishin' is good in Key West!For my wife and I, this is our last day in Arizona before we head out to Key West, FL to spend a week with my folks. Actually, yesterday was our last full day, as we're catching a plane early today and spending the m
Dec 25, 2015·1 min read
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Budget November 2015 ~ Too Many Gifts!

Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future it may not be necessary for us but for now it is the way we are buckling down and meeting the tough goals we've set for ourselves.
Dec 1, 2015·2 min read
How to Think

The meaning of being grateful when we already have so much

Hey everyone, Courtney here! Thanksgiving is here in the US (and already passed for our Canadian friends) and so I'm sure you've been flooded with articles about being Thankful and might think it's all kinda corny. Well, here's another one of those articles ;) I think it is the perfect time to reflect on what I am grateful for because truthfully I don't do it enough. We too often get caught up in the nitty-gritty business of daily life and it doesn't leave us with much time to focus on the posi
Nov 25, 2015·4 min read
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Budget October 2015 ~ Sweet and steady progress

So in comes the budget. Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future it may not be necessary for us but for now it is the way we are buckling down and meeting the tough goals we've set for ourselves.
Nov 5, 2015·2 min read
How to Think

Why my wife and I are choosing to remain DINKs

It seems like everybody around us is at that stage of their lives where kids are the next step.  Why are my wife and I choosing to remain DINK?
Oct 12, 2015·6 min read
How to Think

Budget September 2015 ~ NY NY

So in comes the budget. Budgets don't work for everyone and in the future it may not be necessary for us but for now it is the way we are buckling down and meeting the tough goals we've set for ourselves.
Oct 6, 2015·2 min read
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How we're going out for a $150 dinner and not spending a dime

The company that I work for rewards certain employees every year who put in X number of hours with an extra bonus and a $150 dinner authorization. And this year, I got that particular award.
Sep 17, 2015·2 min read