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ESI Money
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Real Estate, Early Retirement/FIRE
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Colorado, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)

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Today’s post is written by Mrs. ESI Money, an expert on saving money. There are certainties in life we all experience: death, taxes, and shopping for food. One of these doesn’t have to be painful. In the decades that I’ve been the family food provider, I’ve learned a few things that have eased the burden of the experience and actually made food shopping fun. Well, maybe not fun like a Caribbean Cruise, ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 5:00 AM
You probably noticed that I’ve only been posting twice a week since Memorial Day. I decided that I was going to take much of the summer off — having a GREAT time BTW. I also thought you are probably doing the same and that two posts per week were more than enough for now. I’ll go back to three a week after Labor Day. That said, sometimes an idea or situation pops ...
Posted: Jun 21 2017 @ 5:00 AM
As many of you know, I’ve been a P2P investor for almost two years. For those needing to catch up, here’s my last P2P results update. I had weathered the Lending Club scandal of firing its CEO and thought all was well. I was pulling money out to get me down to the $50k mark or so, but I was planning in sticking with them after that. Then in late May I received ...
Posted: Jun 19 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Here’s our latest interview with a millionaire as we seek to learn from those who have grown their wealth to high heights. Let me know if you’re a millionaire and would like to be interviewed for this series. My questions are in bold italics and his responses follow in black. Let’s get started… How old are you (and spouse if applicable, plus how long you’ve been married)? My wife and I are both 42. We ...
Posted: Jun 15 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Summary: This post tells how Samaritan Ministries’ health sharing ministry has performed for us as early retirement health insurance. To catch everyone up on this series, in part one I talked about the health insurance options we considered as part of early retirement. In part two I discussed why we selected Samaritan Ministries for our health insurance. In this last part I’ll cover how we needed Samaritan’s coverage and how they delivered. A Small ...
Posted: Jun 12 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Summary: This post tells which health insurance option we selected for early retirement and why. In part one of this series I listed the various health insurance options we considered to cover us during early retirement. In this part I’ll tell you which one we selected and why. And there’s a suspenseful ending, so be sure to read all the way through. Early Retirement Health Insurance Options As a refresher for those who don’t ...
Posted: Jun 08 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Summary: This post gives thoughts and suggestions on how to pick the right early retirement health insurance. Religion and politics. Two things you’re not supposed to discuss in public. On this blog I try to avoid these like the plague because, in the end, I don’t think anyone cares what I think on either topic. But I’m going to have to wade into both to talk about today’s subject: how we selected our ...
Posted: Jun 05 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Here’s an interesting piece from Kiplinger which agrees with what I’ve said several times about getting annual raises as well as working to grow your career. I wanted to highlight it because I get a lot of push-back from readers on the issue of annual pay increases. Many say it’s simply not realistic to get higher than 3% raises consistently. Yes, it is. I’ve personally established it can be done. And I’ve ...
Posted: Jun 01 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Here’s our latest interview with a millionaire as we seek to learn from those who have grown their wealth to high heights. You’re going to love this one for several reasons, but mainly because 1) this interviewee has become wealthy on a low/average income and 2) he’s actually implemented the “buy one house a year for 20 years” investment idea. My questions are in bold italics and his responses follow in black. Let’s ...
Posted: May 30 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve had a good rant here, so let’s fire one up today. I’ve been blogging on one site or another for over 12 years now. It doesn’t take nearly that long — in fact it takes about two minutes — to realize that people like to make excuses about why they aren’t wealthy. No matter how simple the topic or suggestion might be, there’s someone with an ...
Posted: May 26 2017 @ 5:00 AM


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