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Mr & Mrs PoP

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Name:
Planting Our Pennies
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Money, Real Estate
Start Year:
2012

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
Location:
Florida, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Team
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Latest Blog Posts

I’m not usually one to celebrate arbitrary milestones, but for whatever reason this one has captured my sense of numerical whimsy* and for the last 6 months Mr PoP has had to listen to me providing updates on how close we were and pondering whether or not we would reach it in 2017. I don’t typically check our balances mid-month, but when we were only a couple of thousand dollars away ...
Posted: Jul 21 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Today is a happy Friday.  Yesterday was a fretful Thursday, in which I spent most of the day worried that we might have a mouse in the house after seeing some tiny droppings in the corner while emptying Kitty PoP’s litter box that morning.   But at 4:45 this morning, when Kitty PoP and I got up and walked out to the living room and I turned the light on, ...
Posted: Jul 14 2017 @ 6:55 AM
Welcome to our June 2017 Balance Sheet! We use the structure of a monthly income statement and balance sheet in tandem to make sure we are keeping our expenses low and planting our pennies wisely. If you’re not already tracking your finances using these two methods, go to mint.com and get started today! If you have any questions about how we do this just post a comment and we’ll be sure to ...
Posted: Jul 06 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Piano! Mr. PoP and I put these income statements together for two reasons. First, we want to be transparent about our finances because we’re trying to be role models for other people who are trying to plant their own pennies (and end up with dollars someday!). Second, we do this to make sure we’re on track to meet our own long-term goals. If you’re not tracking your income statement and balance ...
Posted: Jul 03 2017 @ 5:55 AM
This post isn’t really about OUR adventures in downsizing – we’ve only had bit roles in these grand adventures.  Instead, I’ve made an attempt to interview Mama PoP about everything that she and Papa PoP (remember, these are Mr PoP’s parents) have been undertaking over the last year (yes, a year!) in downsizing from their big family property up north to their home down here in FL, where they have become permanent ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Finally down to 1 car – and what a car! Mr PoP stayed up late a couple of nights ago to make sure the hand-off went well, but around 11pm, the car hauler finally loaded the car up and drove off with it. Mr PoP celebrated… I slept. =) And with that we were finally officially a one car family – about 3 years after making our initial announcement about becoming a ...
Posted: Jun 16 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Welcome to our May 2017 Balance Sheet! We use the structure of a monthly income statement and balance sheet in tandem to make sure we are keeping our expenses low and planting our pennies wisely. If you’re not already tracking your finances using these two methods, go to mint.com and get started today! If you have any questions about how we do this just post a comment and we’ll be sure to ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Mr. PoP and I put these income statements together for two reasons. First, we want to be transparent about our finances because we’re trying to be role models for other people who are trying to plant their own pennies (and end up with dollars someday!). Second, we do this to make sure we’re on track to meet our own long-term goals. If you’re not tracking your income statement and balance ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 5:55 AM
After years of preparation, here we are… finally sitting pretty.  Well, sitting *on* something pretty.  And for that I have to thank Frugal Paragon, for being such an awesome inspiration.  And my mom, for sitting me down and teaching me something I wasn’t really nuts about when I was nine years old well enough that I could remember a lot of the basics and online tutorials could mostly fill in the rest ...
Posted: May 23 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Sorry for the blackout everybody! For a hot minute we thought our anonymity had been compromised by somebody at my office; we panicked and pulled the site till we could know for sure. Happily, all is well and we’re back up. To all of our readers that wrote to ask what the deal was-thank you! You’re a big reason why this blog is still up and running =) Check in tomorrow for 100% ...
Posted: May 12 2017 @ 8:34 AM

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