Category: Our Finances

Headed to the Lola Retreat in NYC!

On Friday, I’m headed up to NYC to attend the weekend Lola Retreat!

I believe I came across this financial retreat on Frugalwoods last year, and somewhere along the blogosphere, I put in for a scholarship to attend the retreat next weekend in NYC. It worked out, for once, that something was in my neck of the woods; a short train ride away. Continue reading…

Toilets and the Ever Important $1,000 Emergency Fund

This past week was a prime example of why everyone should have at the very least a $1,000 Emergency Fund. Our sewer line clogged up on Monday, and after two days of trying to clear it ourselves, we had to call in a professional. Roto-Rooter to the rescue!

Unfortunately, it turned out we paid $310 for a plunger job! Chris had tried to use a cleanout tool for our “cleanout” pipe to the sewer from Home Depot to no avail and called in a pro.

Then, the pro couldn’t even get his big cleanout tool down the cleanout pipe in the front either. He thought maybe our pipes were offset. That potentially meant a dig out and new pipes in the future. We thought, man, we must have a HUGE problem on our hands. Continue reading…

March 2018 Mortgage Pay-Off Update & Our Mini Retirements

We reached our first goal in March to dip under a $200,000 balance! Wahoo!!

I never got around to posting our mortgage pay-off update at the beginning of April. So, here we are, the middle of April and I’m sharing it with you. Since mid-March and reaching that first goal, we’ve been shifting more money toward filling our Emergency Fund by June vs. paying down our mortgage.

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Get Rich Slowly with JD Roth – LLP018

Personal finance blogger JD Roth discusses financial strategies, get out of debt tips, and running!

JD started Get Rich Slowly in 2006 to document his personal journey to get out of debt. Then, he shared what he learned about savings and investing. Twelve years later, Roth managed to reach early retirement! JD will help you master your money ? and your life. No scams. No gimmicks. Just smart money advice to help you get rich slowly.

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