Category Archives: Finance

Directly related to any phase of finance, e.g. future planning, expense tracking, thoughts on the spending habits of others.

Home Ownership: A Retrospective and Beyond

My wife and sold our home in early 2015, and we did it mostly to enable us to comfortably quit our jobs.

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How to Think About Market Downturns

I was working through my personal mid-year financial evaluation this week, only to discover there’s been something close to panic in the global markets of late.

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Taking a Gap Year

I’ve recently realized that I should have taken significant time away from work prior to retiring instead of slogging straight through my career since graduating from university, 1999 to 2015, with hardly a letup. Why have I come to this conclusion?  What … Continue reading

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Top Zero Things I Learned From a Financial Planner

Last week, I met with a certified financial planner (CFP) to discuss my impending early retirement.

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November 2014 Expenses

  Another month, another expense report.  This time it’s November.

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July 2014 Expenses

  This month I’m crunching expenses a couple of days early.

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June 2014 Expenses

Let’s take a relaxing breather from those uber-lengthy Job Experience posts and instead crunch some numbers for June.

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