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Justin

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Name:
Root of Good
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality/Saving, Parenting/Family
Start Year:
2013

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Location:
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
RETIRED
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Latest Blog Posts

Every year or two I revisit my assumption that I’m spending my money in an optimal way.  Sometimes this means shopping my home and auto policies to several new insurers to make sure I’m getting the best rates available. More recently, I questioned whether I could save money by buying in bulk at Costco or by shifting more grocery spending ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 5:30 AM
October was another great month for us!  We had a blast, blew some money on a quick jaunt on the high seas, and enjoyed the outdoors. And grew $42,000 wealthier while having all that fun.  No complaints here. In financial terms, our net worth climbed to $1,978,000.  Income remained steady at $4,573 while total spending for the month of October remained modest at $1,748.  Given that we don't even spend our ...
Posted: Nov 07 2017 @ 5:30 AM
We're on the road again with installment #4 from our nine week voyage across Europe.  This week we're highlighting our last stop in Spain: Seville!  Quick recap: after visiting Lisbon, Portugal, we flew to Malaga in southern Spain then took a bus to Granada. After Granada, we traveled a few hours west to Seville. We spent four nights in central Seville in an Airbnb overlooking the Alameda de Hercules plaza.  Capital ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 6:30 AM
This week we're visiting the third stop on our nine week family vacation in Europe.  After spending two nights in Malaga, Spain, the five of us set out on a two hour bus ride to Granada, Spain. Upon arriving in Granada, we immediately noticed it was very hot but very dry.  We caught a city bus to the center of town, hopped off, and walked the last five minutes to our ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Life is going well for the Root of Good family.  The kids are all back in school and we are settling into our new school-time routine.  Most weekday mornings start with the walk to school to drop off our kindergartner. Then we play tennis, take a walk, go hiking, or go swimming.  As the days grow cooler we'll adjust our routine to take advantage of warmer afternoons on days that ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Now that we're back in Raleigh I'm planning on releasing a more regular stream of trip reports from our nine week summer vacation in Europe.  After we spent five nights in Lisbon, Portugal, we took a short turboprop flight to our second destination of Malaga, Spain for a quick two night stay.  What started out in the planning stages of the trip as a pit stop in Malaga on the ...
Posted: Sep 26 2017 @ 6:30 AM
Greetings from Raleigh! We are back home after nine weeks in Europe. School is back in session and fall is just around the corner. Our five year old started kindergarten and we are transitioning into empty nesters. At least on weekdays between 8:30 AM and 2:45 PM. Our financials for the month were once again wonderful. Once I arrived home from Europe, I deposited an accumulated stack of ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 6:30 AM
It's a rainy day in the outskirts of Koblenz, Germany and I finally have time to crank out the latest monthly financial update. It's 60 degrees and drizzling all day. The fog rising over the farm fields obscures the view of the next village over. Though a rainy day would mark ruin for others' vacations, for us it's a nice forced break from our routine of exploring ...
Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 6:30 AM
The Root of Good family started its grand nine week European vacation with five days in Lisbon, Portugal. After a short flight from Raleigh, Lisbon is an easy 7.5 hour overnight flight from Washington, D.C., so our transatlantic flight to Europe was relatively painless. We arrived at 10:30 in the morning the next day. After an arduous journey through the immigration lines, we left the airport by ...
Posted: Jul 27 2017 @ 6:30 AM
This month's financial update comes to you from Ljubljana, Slovenia - an undiscovered gem in Europe. We are about to head to Lake Bled, Slovenia for some hiking, lake-lounging, and more relaxing. After that we're on to Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic for the next month before ending our vacation in Amsterdam. It's hard to believe we are almost half way through our nine week summer ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 6:30 AM

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