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Mustard Seed Money

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Name:
Mustard Seed Money
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Investing, Christian
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
Accountant
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THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   At 16 years old, I got my first “real” job as a lifeguard.  My Dad was a lifeguard as a teenager, so he encouraged me to do it to make some easy money.  It was fairly simple, as many of you former lifeguards know.  I sat by a pool, soaked up some sun, and watched the kiddos to ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   Since we are half-way through the year, I thought now would be a great time to review the progress on our goals from the beginning of the year.  Admittedly, looking back at some of the goals I set, I question why I stretched myself in certain areas while remaining a bit more lax in others.   The good news ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   My wife and I have recently been discussing our second son’s name.  My wife really likes the name Luke, and actually, so do I.  Although, the name Caleb has always appealed to me.   Unfortunately, my wife is not a huge fan.  She says she doesn’t like the meaning of Caleb, which means “dog” in Hebrew.  Luke, on the other hand, ...
Posted: Jul 12 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   My wife and I were recently talking about the differences between being white collar and blue collar.  I admitted to her that I was more of a blue collar guy and that I hated dressing up for swanky events.  I would much rather sit in my backyard hanging out with my friends over an open fire while grilling some steaks.   She, ...
Posted: Jul 10 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   Over the long four day weekend, I dropped my wife’s vehicle off at the dealership to replace a recalled airbag.  If you’re not familiar, there was a recent recall on Takata airbags due to explosive force when igniting.  This affects 19 different car manufacturers, which regulators anticipate affect over 70 million vehicles.  Once my wife learned this, she wanted to ...
Posted: Jul 07 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   I met someone at work who says he wants to hit FIRE as soon as possible.  He married his wife recently, and they want to start a family fairly soon.  Unfortunately, each of them has accumulated a bit of debt, and they haven’t really started saving for retirement.   Lofty Goals and Crazy Kids However, he is adamant that his wife should be ...
Posted: Jul 05 2017 @ 3:33 AM
With the 4th of July just around the corner, I have been thinking…  What does freedom mean to me?     Grateful to be an American I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out how fortunate I am to live in the United States every day.  This is the country that gave my Norwegian great grandparents the opportunity to pursue their dreams and build a prosperous life here.    This country also provided my wife’s ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 3:33 AM
I had the fantastic opportunity to be featured on a guest post on 1500 Days today.  Here is a sneak peak of my article.   Growing up, my parents and grandparents enjoyed recounting their stories about how they met.  My grandparents lived in the same neighborhood in Brooklyn and became childhood sweethearts in grade school.  They were inseparable, until World War II called my grandfather into action.   My grandfather dutifully served, but he ...
Posted: Jun 30 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   The rule of thumb is you should not spend more than 25% of your take home pay on your mortgage.  Spending more than this would most likely cause you to be house poor and unable to pay off other debts or invest for the future.     Of course, some bank might be willing to lend you way more than ...
Posted: Jun 28 2017 @ 3:33 AM
THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   When I first moved into my house in 2004, I was the definition of house poor.  I had the bare necessities in terms of furniture.  Living in a home full of guys, we even discussed turning the dining room into a billiards room.  Needless to say, formal dining was not on the forefront of their minds.  But the ...
Posted: Jun 26 2017 @ 3:33 AM

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