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Old School Coinage
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Illinois, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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What is up OSC readers'''  This post was originally titled "In between generations."  I identify with the genX childhood experiences, but I can also relate to the buying habits of millennials.  As a result I often feel stuck in between the two generations and wanted to write about my angst.Then someone beat me to it.In fact a bunch of people beat me to it...but I digress.I do feel as if ...
Posted: Oct 24 2017 @ 10:32 PM
DISCLAIMER:  Hello.  This is a monthly net worth report.  I am currently using my banks website to track my net worth, along with personal capital.  I do not include the value of my house but do include the mortgage as a debt.  I do this because it is unlikely we will sell and I prefer liquidity to perceived value.  Sit back, grab a beverage and enjoy comparing yourself to my numbers.  You'll feel ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 7:12 AM
Everywhere I look these days someone is discussing the "downfall" of the middle class in America. This of course spirals into talk of how the economy will fail because we NEED the middle class. News anchors and bloggers are quick to blame the oppressive CEO's and the growing income inequality...but what is really going on and can it be fixed'First lets define middle class.  Middle class is often defined in ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 6:27 AM
I've been looking back on my old Net Worth Posts and I've noticed something...why the heck didn't I label them in the title by year'''Oh well.  Mistakes will happen.You should read the following disclaimer so as not be confused by how the numbers have changed dramatically over the past year.  Fear not my anxious number peepers, it's all still there and accounted for.DISCLAIMER:  Hello.  This is a monthly net worth report.  I ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 11:07 PM
In-practical WishesLately I've been all wrapped up in fancy cars.  Blame it on youtube channels and Mr. 1500 talking about his awesome NSX!The problem with me dwelling on my dream car...The Lamborghini Countach is that I never will be able to freaking afford one (unless its the hot wheels version).  Even if I could afford to fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars to purchase this beauty I could never keep ...
Posted: Sep 07 2017 @ 12:51 AM
Confession time...  I ripped this idea straight from the much bigger, (and better), blog Financial Samurai. If you haven't read any of Sam's articles go ahead and head on over to his website now...Now that I've lost all of my readers to Sam's site lets continue.  In the latest article, Financial Samurai writes about three times he was lucky.1. The first time Sam believes he was lucky is when he ...
Posted: Aug 29 2017 @ 11:12 PM
Today I'm going to bring you another fine lil ditty from my draft folder circa 2015.  I wrote this after running one chilly fall morning.Brrrr.It's cold outside.  Think 40-50ish degrees fairenhieght with a brisk breeze.  As I stepped into the solace of the school building all I could think about was the warm shower that awaited me.  Nothing is better than a piping hot shower after a long cold run.I ...
Posted: Mar 23 2017 @ 6:20 PM
Most people have already made and given up their New Years resolutions by this point...whereas I'm just starting.  Procrastination for the win I suppose.Financial1. Make an additional 10k of unplanned income: This goal is pretty lofty for our family but with my wife's bonus and my random side hustles I'm aiming to make an extra 10k this year.2.  Pay our mortgage down below $100,000:  This goal is incredibly unlikely to happen ...
Posted: Mar 09 2017 @ 12:52 AM
10/2/15.  That is how long ago I began this post.  Admittedly I only got as far as the title.  BUT that is how long I have been thinking about the issue of whining in America.*And no this post isn't whining about whining, so shove it haters.  It's a rant, and if you think its whining you are probably someone who needs to read and take heart of what I am ...
Posted: Mar 08 2017 @ 10:16 PM
That's right long time loyal readers who have been holding out hope that I did not die...it is I!  Old School.  I would apologize for leaving in such a haste with nary a goodbye but that isn't like me at all.No.  Old School does not apologize, but he will explain (am I typing in the third person')  I've really got to stop doing that.What I went away to do...Start another ...
Posted: Mar 08 2017 @ 9:37 PM


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