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Monkey Free Me
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)

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In America we talk of freedom, and the pursuit of freedom, and in retirement we think we will finally be free.  I was on twitter and I noticed that Ty Roberts from Get Rich Quickish was tweeting about he works 70% of the time, and his time with his kids is 15%, and his personal time is 15% for himself.  So, at the moment of reading that tweet, I was a ...
Posted: Sep 17 2017 @ 9:02 AM
I was reading Millennial Money Challenge’s blog the other day and came across their article entitled, “HELL YEAH WE KEEP OUR MONEY SEPARATE WHEN MARRIED!”  I retweeted the article because it was well written, and I enjoy reading conflicting views.  I also encourage everyone to read and watch things that contradict their own beliefs, because it makes you a smarter more well rounded individual (Fox News, CNN, BBC, and NPR). ...
Posted: Sep 10 2017 @ 8:45 AM
Urban Ruins, Mesmerizing!In the book Fight Club there is a haunting bit of dialogue that I can see coming true as I traveled thousands of miles across America, read the news, and talked with Americana (and Canadiana too). In the world I see, you’re stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center….You’ll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower. And when you look ...
Posted: Sep 03 2017 @ 9:22 AM
Roth’s many personalities…I can’t hide my love of getting free money/stuff, or my love of compound interest, or my love of the Roth IRA!!  I first got this love from World Savings Bank with my little passbook savings account at age 7.  I like to go by the bank with my parents, with my little printed passbook, and have the teller run it through the machine and print out a ...
Posted: Aug 27 2017 @ 9:51 AM
Be Bullish on Retirement with a plan.Ah, Retirement!  The day is coming sooner then later for most people.  I’m 36 1/2 now, but I starting planning for this day when I was 24.  I was broke, but I was putting $120 a month away in a Roth IRA, and starting paying into my teacher pension from my paycheck each month.  I began reading books and formulating a plan over the ...
Posted: Aug 20 2017 @ 10:49 AM
As I have posted before, I like to get my income up as a teacher by doing my side hustle inside my job.  One of the ways I am doing this is by driving the school bus to my own games.  I get $50 if the game is under 25 miles away, $75 if it is under 75 miles away, and $150 for over 75 miles away.  We have three ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 7:51 AM
Today is a special day for Monkey Free Me, because today is our first guest post.  Josh Wilson is the creator of Family Faith Finance.  He is a family man with three kids, and has his priorities straight putting Family and Faith in front of Finance.  He writes on a whole range of family finance topics, and you should definitely check out his site for some great ideas and advice. ...
Posted: Aug 13 2017 @ 9:57 AM
Could it be James Bond?Growing up and living in a town that has an average income of over $154,000 a year, and working in a town where the average income is over $90,000, I would say that I have met a few millionaires over the years.  Some are secret millionaires, quietly saving, and others like a neighbor of mine would drive around in their Ferrari and another neighbor owned one ...
Posted: Aug 06 2017 @ 8:57 AM
$13 Burrito Splurge!!I screwed up!! I decided to just let it slide and hope it all worked out.  So, while we were gone on our 28 day road trip across America, we didn’t sit down with our trusty budgeting tool, the pink legal pad.  We have used the legal pad in shades of yellow, white, and now pink for 13 of our 14 years of marriage track our money.  We ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 10:51 AM
I guess it truly is summer for me.  I was bored again with no work to do, and no kids around, so I went to half price books.  I go here to just browse or sit in the uncomfortable wooden chairs and read through or glance at titles that I find interesting.  Well, this time around I found myself picking through a book entitled “Giving” by Bill Clinton.  I knew ...
Posted: Jul 30 2017 @ 8:27 AM


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