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Bubba Jr

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Southern Fried Finance
Early Retirement
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North Carolina, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Real Estate
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Pirates, scalawags, scurvy*, walking the plank…maybe not.  Mainly chaaarrrts o’ net worth.    Kind of a treasure map.  Get ready! I’ve shared our net worth every quarter (or so) since starting this blog. But what about the days before my media/blogging empire had blossomed'  Before I had tens of avid readers, and hundreds of page […] ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Here’s a bit of a catchup post.   So I can compare year over year, I wanted to put together the year-end numbers. We had a relatively uneventful fourth quarter.  Financially, that is.  It was chock full of family goings-on… mainly good stuff.   A successful surgery, holiday events, new nephew, time with kids , […] ...
Posted: Jun 15 2017 @ 11:00 AM
It ended up fancy.  Fantastic craftsmanship and expert lines.  Durable – will survive the elements for years.  Solar powered; sustainable. Ok, maybe that’s a bit too much credit. Our family built a vegetable planter this spring.  Craftsmanship & lines = rough cutting cedar into a rectangle.  Solar powered kind of comes with this territory. Our dream team consisted […] ...
Posted: Jun 07 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Does “RE” have to come after “FI”'…I think so, but I’m not 100% sure anymore.  There are lots of combinations of letters that make up words.  Just like there are lots of things I could do after financial independence. For my own life, I can order & organize things however I want.  There aren’t set rules! […] ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 5:00 PM
A year ago, we moved our savings finish line out by 60% more assets.   Maybe a little one-more-year-ism.  Also, the goal was to build in some margin, account for a more pessimistic view of personal risks, and take advantage of a good position during a strong real estate cycle. For me – who felt […] ...
Posted: May 24 2017 @ 8:09 PM
Can you work towards an early retirement and keep getting lattes from time to time'  Yes…as long as you’re paying attention to your personal finance “order of operations.” Please no…not math!  Oh yes…math.  Get your slide rules and #2 pencils out.  And not just math, but a word problem!  Didn’t everyone hate those in school'  Yep […] ...
Posted: Mar 31 2017 @ 6:36 PM
By Jason Isbell, Southeastern, 2013 The Song A heart on the run keeps a hand on the gun you can’t trust anyone I was so sure what I needed was more tried to shoot out the sun Days when we raged, we flew off the page such damage was done But I made it through, […] ...
Posted: Mar 02 2017 @ 9:05 AM
We continued to grow our net worth over the last six months.  A little slower than the previous year, but lots of progress nonetheless. We’re a little over $3.4M as of Q3 end, so up almost a quarter of a million dollars in the last six months!  Of this, $2.8M is in investments (excludes our […] ...
Posted: Oct 14 2016 @ 7:01 PM
This post started as a question, but it’s now a done deal.  My first rental is sold!  Happened pretty quickly.  I thought about having some seller’s remorse, but nah, I’m happy with it gone. Single family rentals are recommended on countless personal finance blogs.  And I agree – it’s a good way to start building […] ...
Posted: Oct 03 2016 @ 5:35 AM
Summertime – a time for half-baked family trips and fighting kids.  I’ve certainly heard that (title) question enough from the back seat.  Might as well ask it myself…   We’ve been working hard towards Financial Independence / Retire Early (FIRE) for a long time.  Coming up on the goal after these years, are we there' It’s a […] ...
Posted: Jun 13 2016 @ 5:00 AM


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