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Name:
Daily Grind Free
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Money, Minimalism
Start Year:
2016

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Location:
United States
Age:
40s
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White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

How many checking accounts you think our family opened this year? The answers would be 5. We ended up with 3 Chase checking accounts (me, Mrs, and my oldest) and 2 Wells Fargo checking accounts (me & Mrs.).   It seemed like it has been a long summer. I am back after a long absence as you may have noticed. This is one of the many posts planned for the month of ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 10:34 AM
We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, kept depositing $300 every Thursday to Vanguard taxable account, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.      This month’s biggest expenses were two cars we bought, tuition & registration fees, our mortgage payment and regular monthly bills.   Any comments, suggestions, encouragements, or advice is welcome and greatly appreciated. We know we have a lot to learn and plenty of adjustments ...
Posted: Sep 03 2017 @ 12:25 PM
Welcome to our family’s August expense report. End of summer, back to school, more cars, more entertainment meant more expenses for us. Final number number ended up being $14,267.87.   We continued to use EXCEL to track our expenses. No surprises there.   I know there are many of you out there who like to have a detailed budget for everything. I don’t think that it is for us. Our ultimate goal is to make sure we ...
Posted: Sep 03 2017 @ 10:52 AM
Continuing with the same investment strategy resulted with another month of moving the right direction. We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, kept depositing $300 every Thursday to Vanguard taxable account, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.     This month’s biggest expenses were our mortgage payment and regular monthly bills.   Any comments, suggestions, encouragements, or advice is welcome and greatly appreciated. We know we have a lot ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 8:45 PM
Another summer month is gone. But the good news is we didn’t have any unexpected expenses in the month of July. I wish we could keep it this way every month.   We continued to use EXCEL to track our expenses. No surprises there.   I know there are many of you out there who like to have a detailed budget for everything. I don’t think that it is for us. Our ultimate goal is to make ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 7:27 PM
Continuing with the same investment strategy resulted with another month of moving the right direction – barely. We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, kept depositing $300 every Thursday to Vanguard taxable account (missed one week due to switching bank accounts), added $1500 to my 457 retirement account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.       This month’s biggest expenses were our mortgage payment, home + car insurance premiums and regular monthly bills.   Any ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 12:07 PM
This month’s expense report has a small change in what gets reported and includes a few big items like home and auto insurance premiums. We also decided to remove a few job related pre-tax items since they won’t be part of our post retirement expenses. Let’s take a look at the details.   We continued to use EXCEL to track our expenses. No surprises there.   I know there are many of you out there who like to ...
Posted: Jul 02 2017 @ 9:56 AM
Same boring investment strategy and another month of moving the right direction. We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, kept depositing $300 every Thursday to Vanguard taxable account, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.     As usual, this month’s biggest expenses were our mortgage and regular monthly bills. Luckily, we didn’t encounter any unexpected bills.   Any comments, suggestions, encouragements, or advice is welcome and greatly appreciated. We know ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 11:30 AM
Hello summer. This month’s expenses were pretty much same as the previous month. That means there weren’t any surprises. This month also included my wife’s 4-day-vacation with her friends. Let’s take a look at the details.   We continued to use EXCEL to track our expenses. No surprises there.   I know there are many of you out there who like to have a detailed budget for everything. I don’t think that it is for us. Our ultimate goal is ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 11:28 AM
Same boring strategy and another month of moving the right direction. We continued to make our regular mortgage payments, kept depositing $300 every Thursday to Vanguard taxable account, added $1500 to my 457 retirement account and continued to make a few bucks from other investments & side hustles.       As usual, this month’s biggest expenses were our mortgage and regular monthly bills. Luckily, we didn’t encounter any unexpected bills. Any comments, suggestions, encouragements, or advice is welcome and greatly appreciated. We know ...
Posted: May 03 2017 @ 7:58 PM

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