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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

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

Part 1 – The Evacuation The whole thing began late Labor Day weekend. I had been having a wonderfully productive labor day weekend, working on my latest woodworking project around the house and knocking out some long-overdue weeding. It was one of those killer weekends where I felt like I was in amazing GSD mode and was knocking items off the “to do” list.  But… being so busy I hadn’t spent ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Welcome to our August 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: Sep 04 2017 @ 5:55 AM
With a face this cute, you’d never suspect he’d be hosting a parasite, would you. =( 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 ...
Posted: Sep 01 2017 @ 5:55 AM
PoP water levels after this crazy rain: This tree near the edge of our property (on the neighbor’s lot) is usually a good 6 feet + away from the lake’s edge, not submerged a solid 6″ (or more?) in water. Before I type anything about something as trivial as groceries, I have to stop and hold those in Texas in my thoughts.  I hope you are all safe and stay that ...
Posted: Aug 28 2017 @ 5:55 AM
A kitchen-full of cabinets! Regular readers here know that I spent the past two years building a kitchen-full of cabinets and basically just wrapped it up a couple of weeks ago.  On that post, a reader recently asked a good question and I started to answer, but then realized my answer needed to be a full post of its own. Here it is! Here’s Cat’s question: Can you comment on the cost of doing ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Welcome to our July 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: Aug 03 2017 @ 5:51 AM
The picture of health is a very good nuzzler! 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 ...
Posted: Aug 01 2017 @ 5:55 AM
Last weekend I finally put the last of the drawer faces on the remaining blank spots in our kitchen.  And boy oh boy does it feel good to be done*! *Technically I still need to put the baseboard and baseboard faces on the toe kick drawers, but I kindof need this victory right now, so please don’t begrudge me on it.  =) Why do I need the victory?  Because it has been just ...
Posted: Jul 28 2017 @ 5:55 AM
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

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