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Ed Mills

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The Millionaire Educator
Early Retirement
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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The Best Photo We Could Manage in the Bright Sun! Fall greetings to all my readers out there.  We’re getting into our school rhythm here in Merida now that Eduardito is back in “real” school this year.  Every morning we leave the house at 7:30 so that he’s there before the 7:45 start time.  So far, he’s really enjoying his new school, classmates, and teachers.  With the hope of making the ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 6:55 AM
Twisted Ankle in Mexico Here’s a FAQ that many of my readers probably have: “Hey Ed, what about health insurance?“ Oh boy is this going to be a fun topic!  “Deductibles, in-network limits, out-of-network limits, etc.”  Do you feel your health-insurance juices starting to flow?  Yeah, me neither.  I’m sorry to disappoint you, but I’m no health insurance expert.  Like many of you, I hate the subject of health insurance, and I find ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 10:13 PM
The Art of the Brick a la japonesa Saluton al ĉiuj miaj milionoj da legantoj!  If you’ve heard any of my podcast interviews (#1, #2, #3), you know how much I love my 457 plans, even my fee-bloated variable annuity 457 plans.  Here’s my list of why you should love your 457 plan:   1.  Contributions Are Tax-Deductible The first thing to love about your 457 contributions is that they are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.  This ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 9:46 PM
Who Likes Big Beers? This Guy! ¡Saludos a todos mis lectores millonarios!  Well, I haven’t really spelled it out on my blog, but the Mills family made the move to Merida, Mexico in August.  So far, it’s going great.  Our apartment is nice, and, most importantly, our son loves his new school.  We plan on staying for the entire 2017-18 school year so that Eduardito can build his Spanish skills.  Edwina ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 9:40 PM
Sexy Sunbathing Iguana in Cancun sans HSA Today’s post is aimed at providing my millionaire readers with a great HSA investment option. Back in 2012 I began using a high-deductible healthcare plan (HDHP) for our family.   Because HDHP plans have higher deductibles, their premiums are considerably lower than more comprehensive healthcare plans.  With everyone in the family enjoying good health, the last thing we wanted to do was to overspend on ...
Posted: Sep 04 2017 @ 5:32 AM
I Know What You’re Thinking…Nice Hair! Greetings to any visitors making their way here from the Journey to Launch website.  Last month,  Jamila and I spoke for 45 minutes about some of my favorite topics:  457 plans, hardcore savings, frugal living and wealth building in general.  All in all, I think the podcast turned out great.  Jamila did a great job keeping me on message.  (You might have noticed that I ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 4:56 PM
Dreaming Is Free:  Drink It up Ladies! Summer fun greetings to all my millionaire readers.  It’s time to take a look at an expense that really used to irritate us:  our cable-internet-phone (CIP) bill.  Back in the day, we used to pay almost $2,000 a year for our various service packages, but those days are gone forever.  The last time I wrote about our CIP bill we had it down to ...
Posted: Jul 17 2017 @ 11:16 AM
Fresh Summer Blueberries and Blackberries Greetings millionaires, with half the year gone already, it’s time for a mid-year report.  We’re currently visiting family in Tifton, Georgia, and we’ll soon be taking a trip to Chattanooga to visit more relatives.  So far, the highlight of the summer has been the completion of Eduardito’s 5th-grade homeschooling program.  What a relief!  He and my wife have spent a ton of time completing A Beka Academy‘s ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 11:45 AM
My Future Advice for Eduardito. This post is for all the future millionaires who will be graduating from high school and college over the next few months.  While it’s more common to read graduation posts in May, I wanted to get this post out early before the senioritis took over completely.  (I’m sure my readers remember someone who did less then their best as they got closer to graduation.)  Hopefully, a ...
Posted: Apr 01 2017 @ 6:55 AM
$19.36 of Low-hanging Fruit FIRE’d, frugal greetings to all my millionaire readers.  (Hi Mom, Josh, and Miguel!)  Okay, as most of you already know, I’m bat-guano crazy.  Once my mind gets going on something, there’s no stopping it.  In January my mind began to percolate on how to fund $2,000 to our son’s Coverdell educational savings account.  Since we’re “retired” for now and living on a fixed income of $43,500, we don’t ...
Posted: Mar 20 2017 @ 6:55 AM


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