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Name:
aHalfStick
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Financial Independence
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
Minnesota, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Female
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IT'S COMPLICATED
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Technology
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Latest Blog Posts

Getting away from the Minnesota winter was awesome! This was my first trip to Miami. The heat and sun felt AMAZING. We went to a  South Beach, a University of Miami basketball game, shopping, and some great restaurants. I definitely need to make going someplace warm during winter an annual event. On to my Net Worth […] The post Net Worth Update – February 2018 appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 10:21 PM
The Super Bowl excitement in Minnesota was fantastic! I enjoyed the ride with the Vikings.  I hope the Vikings keep Keenum as quarterback next year. I thought the entire team was awesome. Such a fun season. The Mall of America had a lot of activities leading up to the Super Bowl game. The Nike store […] The post Net Worth Update – January 2018 appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 10:20 PM
I’m writing my December update in the middle of January and Christmas seems so long ago already! I did more on-line Christmas shopping this year than in the past. (I really like touching and handling the products prior to purchasing.) I was really happy with matching Unicorn onesie pajamas I gave my nieces. I saw […] The post Net Worth Update – December 2017 appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Jan 13 2018 @ 3:58 PM
Benefits open enrollment is no joke; picking the wrong medical insurance plan option could cost me big time. I’m evaluating the three health insurance options available to me through my company. As I mentioned, my son has a medical condition that requires (expensive) monthly medicine and an (expensive) annual check up. (As I contemplate my options […] The post Benefits Open Enrollment is No Joke appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 2:22 AM
The weather in Minnesota in November was AMAZING! We had above average temperatures for most of the month. I LOVED IT. I am sorry to sound negative but I really dread winter. I’m a wimp, I admit it. Have I mentioned I have a dog that needs to be walked every day' Yes, that means even […] The post Net Worth Update – November 2017 appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Dec 03 2017 @ 10:31 AM
We entered The Copper Hen in Minneapolis on a Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. The hostess asked, “Do you have reservations'” After we said we didn’t, she continued, “The first table is available at 1:00 p.m.” Luckily there was space at the bar for us and the seats were just fine. We sat at an […] The post Make Reservations at The Copper Hen appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Dec 01 2017 @ 9:41 AM
Today was a big day. I accepted a new job at a new company. This means I also gave notice at my current company (yay!). I’ve been less than thrilled with my job for a while, which ultimately lead me to find the Financial Independence (FI) community (so it wasn’t all bad). I don’t know […] The post Joining the Million Dollar Club appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 8:54 AM
Have you heard anyone say you shouldn’t invest based on emotion' Well, I heard it, ignored it, and then learned the hard way. As of November 10, 2017, my (emotional) stock purchase is at an 84.49% (unrealized) loss. In August 2015, I used $4,000 of a severance package to invest in GoPro, Inc stock. It was […] The post My (emotional) 84.49% Unrealized Loss appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 8:21 AM
Even though I moved off the farm many years go, I still love watching the seasons in the fields. Each year a farm family that lives close to a well traveled road in my suburb decorates bales for Halloween. This year I happened to be walking my dog when the family preparing the display. One […] The post Net Worth Update – October 2017 appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Nov 10 2017 @ 4:50 PM
Brasa in Minneapolis is a gem. Now that the temps are dropping outside, I think of Brasa as a perfect place to go for some comfort food. Don’t get me wrong – Brasa is great eating all year round! I love the Chorizo-Potato Chilaquiles. Yum. (Bonus: The serving size is large enough to have left-overs.) […] The post Brasa in Minneapolis – Comfort Food appeared first on aHalfStick. ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 8:15 PM

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