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Michael R

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Don't Retire and Die
Budgeting, motivation
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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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  What Do You Think' Do you feel like everyone around you seems to have more money than you'  Does it seem that everyday someone you know is buying a new truck, going on a fancy vacation, or buying a grander house'  Do you find yourself asking, “How do they do it'  Why am I […] The post Jealousy or Curiosity' appeared first on Dont Retire and Die. ...
Posted: Jan 11 2018 @ 3:28 AM
This is the first post that isn’t about giving advice or telling what to do with your life.  I have been busy trying to certify at work and adjusting to life in the great state of Colorado.  Although, it’s not really difficult adjusting to one of the best places on Earth!  Just about everything I […] The post Wanting something to look forward to' appeared first on Dont Retire and Die. ...
Posted: Jun 14 2017 @ 7:39 AM
I have money, now what' You’ve been following financial blogs for a little while now (including this one, of course) and now you’ve got a little stash.  You’re now thinking,”I have money, now what'”  I am not a licensed financial advisor, this is my opinion and it has been developed through years of studying and […] The post Step 3: I Have Money, Now What' appeared first on Dont Retire ...
Posted: May 25 2017 @ 8:39 AM
I was making a snack today and thought, “We don’t talk about grilled cheese enough.”  Wait, that couldn’t be it.  That’s right, it was how talking about money is just like talking about grilled cheese.  Only its not like that at all.  When is the last time you were snubbed after bringing up your favorite grilled cheese topic […] The post Money, it’s Just Like Grilled Cheese appeared first on Dont Retire and Die. ...
Posted: May 04 2017 @ 9:22 AM
Dream big versus being happy.  Is that two clashing ideas, or can they harmonize'  Looking back on my BIG dreams from just a few years back, this is what we had:  A large house with all the bells and whistles, a huge paycheck, respect from my peers because of my job title.  Admirable, sure, albeit a little […] The post Dream BIG versus Being Happy appeared first on Dont Retire and Die. ...
Posted: May 03 2017 @ 11:03 AM
I just started reading “Smarter Better Faster” and was motivated to write a little.  This is kind of a follow up to Step One of the How to Get Rich series.  Motivation truly is the key to starting anything. One of the most basic forms of motivation is simply getting yourself out of bed each day!  If I have […] The post Seed of Motivation appeared first on Dont Retire and Die. ...
Posted: Apr 26 2017 @ 11:00 AM
I just spent 25 mins in a car driving somewhere that usually takes 15 mins on my bike. FML You can’t really understand the frustration unless you too have used a bike for commuting.  My reasoning today for driving vs. riding was that it was cold and rainy.  Honestly, it would have been worth getting […] The post The Incredible Life Giving Force of Bike Riding appeared first on Dont Retire ...
Posted: Apr 22 2017 @ 8:45 AM
I mentioned before that I was switching careers.  A little under one month ago I quit a very good paying job that I didn’t like for something I thought I would like, but paid less.  I thought the move would be for the better.  We would move from a desolate feeling place to somewhere vibrant, full […] The post Begin Anew at 32: How to Start from Scratch appeared first on Dont ...
Posted: Apr 21 2017 @ 10:11 AM
Its impossible, too much to manage More then once I’ve looked over my bank and credit card statements thinking, “How in the world am I supposed to track all this'”  For one month there could be in excess of 100 transactions!  This doesn’t mean we were spending too much, just that we were spending too […] The post Track Your Spending: as simple as playing dodgeball with a blind kid appeared ...
Posted: Mar 30 2017 @ 4:25 AM
Who could use some extra dough' When asked about cellular providers, the average person can name the big ones: Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, and Sprint…  Sprint being the least expensive of those three as of this posting.  But what about the little guys'  Depending on a few factors switching cell providers could save you over $100 […] The post Step 2: Save Big Bucks by Switching Cell Providers appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 25 2017 @ 4:04 PM


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