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Frugal Professor

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Name:
Frugal Professor
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Frugality, Investing, Tax Planning
Start Year:
2015

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Location:
United States
Age:
30s
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Unspecified
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Teacher
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Latest Blog Posts

Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches About Time (link). I really enjoyed this movie. I had never heard of it before. Found via Justwatch. Won’t You Be My Neighbor (link). Awesome documentary about Mr. Rogers. Worth watching. Others I’ve talked to think the movie is too slow. I’m convinced that millennials ... Read moreFinancial Update – Feb 2019 ...
Posted: Mar 01 2019 @ 2:24 AM
What Changed? A month ago, Bank of America updated their policy for the cash rewards card. Prior to the change, the rewards were as followed on the cash rewards card: 3% gas 2% grocery/wholesale 1% all else Last month, this changed to: 3% of the user’s choice of (select one of the following): gas online ... Read moreOne month review of updated BoA Cash Rewards Card ...
Posted: Feb 17 2019 @ 4:25 PM
Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches As you have surely heard, Jack Bogle (founder of Vanguard) died a couple of weeks ago. Mr Bogle had a profound effect on my life. It was his Little Sense of Common Sense Investing book that was of the first investing books that I read in my ... Read moreFinancial Update – Jan 2019 ...
Posted: Feb 03 2019 @ 5:13 PM
A year ago a reader pointed out that the organization of the blog sucked and that I needed to add a sitemap. Here is my attempt to do so.   All financial updates are found here in reverse chronological order here. All non-financial updates are found below in reverse chronological order: 2019 Happy Holidays 2018 ... Read moreSitemap ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 3:17 PM
It has been a good year for the FP household. Here is our Christmas card, which is admittedly redundant to much of the blog.   Highlights include: Year of Medicine: Mrs FP had her gallbladder removed. FrugalChild3 had an emergency appendectomy. Mr FP broke his nose playing basketball. FrugalChild2 is allergic to everything (grass/weed/pollen/dust).FrugalChild1, FrugalChild3, ... Read moreHappy Holidays 2018 ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 2:52 PM
Last December, I publicly posted the following 2019 goals. For the sake of public accountability, here’s how I grade myself for 2018 (bold is my grade & self assessment, non-bold is the original goal). At the end of the post I’ll include my 2019 goals. Finances Keep doing the painfully simple things that generate wealth: ... Read moreReflections on 2018 & Plan for 2019 ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 2:50 PM
Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches WSJ editorial board on the exodus from high-tax states to no-tax states (TX, NV, WA, FL) (link). Molly’s Game (link). Based on true story of high-profile poker ring in LA & NYC. Fascinating MrMoneyMustache forum thread documenting the implications of the recent Medicaid expansion (link). ... Read moreFinancial Update – Dec 2018 ...
Posted: Jan 01 2019 @ 2:45 PM
  Brief Rant I think credit card recommendations one of the few sleazy parts of personal finance blogging. Given that credit card reward affiliate/referral bonuses constitute a major source of revenue for financial bloggers, you never know whether a blogger is recommending a card because it is objectively the best card or because it provides ... Read moreBest Credit Card Rewards Strategy – 2018 Edition ...
Posted: Dec 07 2018 @ 12:37 PM
Another month, another update. A few random comments. Good Reads/Listens/Watches Fidelity is now an HSA administrator! Fidelity Link Bogleheads Discussion Thoughts from the Finance Buff There are no administrative fees. It is now unambiguously the best HSA administrator. The only reason not to use them is to capture the payroll tax benefits from your employer. ... Read moreFinancial Update – Nov 2018 ...
Posted: Dec 01 2018 @ 3:24 AM
During my (almost) decade of living in poverty in grad school, I dutifully filed my taxes via TurboTax’s poorly advertised “Freedom” edition, which includes free federal & state to those with low income. It is generally available in mid-January here (link). I would recommend it to anyone who qualifies. Since my income has risen since ... Read more2018 Tax Software Live ...
Posted: Nov 14 2018 @ 12:55 PM

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