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Budgeting, Finance, Real Estate, P2P Loans, Rentals, Property Management, Net Worth, Get out of Debt
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Its been just over a month since I last posted, and wow has a lot happened since then! You didn’t really think I gave up, did you' Here is what was complete as of my last post (somewhere around late September): 1. Credit cards were paid off, resulting in freed up cash $300/mo 2. Winding … Continue reading "Making big moves!" The post Making big moves! appeared first on The Bloggo. ...
Posted: Nov 04 2017 @ 5:47 AM
Trying to Budget is hard. It takes more discipline than we thought we had, but little changes can make a big difference, and we are focusing 110% on paying down debt ASAP…have a look: What we did 1. Credit cards have been paid off, resulting in freed up cash $300/mo 2. Winding down the Lending … Continue reading "Think you can’t find ways to save money? Think again!" The post ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 8:14 PM
August Budget report A lot has happened since I posted our July budget numbers, so let’s get right to it. First, I joined the Mr. Money Mustache forums and posted a case study there about our situation.  We’ve received a ton of great feedback there about how to tackle our $800,000 in debt, including some … Continue reading "August Budget Report: The Good, the Bad, the MMM" The post August ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 12:08 AM
  On August 29th, 2017 I posted a case study on the Mr. Money Mustache (MMM) forums at the recommendation of a fellow blogger, @theoneindebt who has a blog called Stupid Debt https://stupiddebt.wordpress.com that is tracking their journey to pay down over $70k in debt! All I can say is thank you…and WOW. As of today (September 13th, … Continue reading "Mr. Money Mustache Forums: a place to grow" The post Mr. Money ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 1:19 AM
I can’t say enough about the Mr. Money Mustache forums.  I posted our situation there as a “Case Study” at the recommendation of a fellow blogger, @theoneindebt (https://stupiddebt.wordpress.com).  The amount and quality of the feedback I’ve received thus far has been nothing short of amazing, so thank you all. It really means a lot and … Continue reading "Our journey to FI starts right now." The post Our journey to FI ...
Posted: Sep 05 2017 @ 8:39 PM
We are over $800,000 in debt.  Yes, you read that right. I decided to start looking into our budget because I was curious how much we were spending at the grocery store.  It felt we were literally there EVERY DAY.  After crunching through numbers for July, this has been a huge eye opener.  We make … Continue reading "Bloggo July Budget is in! Crawling out of $800,000 in debt" The ...
Posted: Aug 23 2017 @ 12:10 AM
Well, first numbers are in for July, and it isn’t pretty.  We are $823,000 dollars in debt!  We barely cleared our income this month, and I still have one more bank account to go through.   I fully expect us to be in the red for July. Want all the details for July as soon … Continue reading "Budget peek July: Net Income $1,778 | Net Worth: $356,027" The post Budget ...
Posted: Aug 18 2017 @ 5:03 PM
Understanding and managing your credit score can save you thousands of dollars. I’m a big advocate of staying on top of your credit, which is why I’ve been using Credit Karma for over 8 years! The best part is, it’s 100% free – you don’t even need a credit card to register!  It allows you … Continue reading "Truly free credit monitoring with Credit Karma" The post Truly free credit monitoring ...
Posted: Aug 17 2017 @ 1:18 AM
Who needs a budget'   It seems like a rhetorical question doesn’t it'  For a long time, I didn’t think we did.  I was convinced that because we made a lot of money, it didn’t matter.   We bought the most expensive house we could afford. We bought nice cars…because they were nice, not affordable. … Continue reading "Budget 101: Why we need a budget, and why you do ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 4:43 AM
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Posted: Aug 11 2017 @ 8:18 AM


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