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Norm Gunderson

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Early Retirement
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Cohoes, New York, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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Happy 2019, Ridinkuloids! I hope you just wrapped up a prosperous 2018 and are set to blast off into 2019 being more frugal than ever before. We spent our New Years Day cleaning up a newly vacant apartment so that it can be rented again. Our expenses for the past year ended up looking much […] ...
Posted: Jan 08 2019 @ 6:59 AM
I have been derelict, dear readers, in keeping you all apprised of our recent financial doings here at Ridinkulous HQ. Truth is, it is very boring. When you’re on course for financial freedom, I find it easy to run out of things to say, and I’m very wary of repeating myself. But I just had […] ...
Posted: Dec 22 2018 @ 7:28 AM
This was a fairly somber summer as far as summers go. It kicked off with us having to put down our dog Maeby on the last day of June. The bill for that came this quarter, which you will see below. We spent the 4th of July at the grandparents’ house down on the farm, […] ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 6:15 AM
I’ve been tracking our net worth since 2007, and I include real estate equity in the total. But what is that equity exactly? That’s the question today. The debt tied to your house is easy to know. Your bank politely reminds you of it each month! But what the heck is the value of what […] ...
Posted: Sep 17 2018 @ 6:37 AM
Side gigs come in many shapes and sizes. Some people make jewelry, some people write a blog, some people even sell paintings depicting scenes from Nintendo games. But what they should all have in common is that you enjoy doing them, and that they make a nominal-to-substantial amount of money. So is what I’m about […] ...
Back in February I took off for a quick trip to Norway. When you’re living the DINK life, you can see a billboard advertising $99 flights to foreign countries and take them up on the offer! Norway was a place I had been wanting to visit for years. You should go there too… but be […] ...
Hey, Ridinkuloids! We hope everyone had a nice, frugal summer! Here is our expense report for the past three months. Spending-wise, it looks like we had a pretty average quarter. Which is good, because we had a lot of fun! We traveled to Toronto, Newport RI, Boston (twice), the Thousand Islands, and the family farm […] ...
Usually I do the grocery shopping by myself. I have a routine and go every Sunday. But recently Marge decided to come along. And as I often do, I bought a box of granola bars. I always like to have a box of these in my desk at work for a snack. I know it’s […] ...
I know Mr. Money Mustache preaches the Low Information Diet. He thinks of the news as a huge timesuck that distracts from the things that really matter in life! And like Morrissey sings, “the news contrives to frighten you.” I like this in theory, but I’ve never been a good adherent of it. I’m pretty […] ...
Hi, everyone! I know I’ve been really bad about blogging lately. Things have been really busy. Basically, I’ll let Neil explain. Basically, our computer had some problems, the most distressing of which was that all the Quicken data seemingly disappeared! Luckily it was right after I finished entering all of the numbers below. But we […] ...


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