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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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Hi everyone. Norm coming to you live from Ridinkulous Headquarters from a new (to me) laptop and a newly configured WordPress. These things, along writing so intermittently, are throwing me for a loop, so excuse me if I sound a little hoarse. Things have been chugging along here as usual. Since I last wrote at […] ...
Posted: Mar 18 2019 @ 7:05 AM
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 […] ...
Posted: Aug 27 2018 @ 6:47 AM
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 […] ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 6:25 AM
Can you believe it?! It’s now been three years since we bought our first rental property! A lot has happened since July 2015. For instance… hmm… there was that time, uh… actually I can’t think of anything significant that’s happened since then! In 2015, we were nervous first-time landlords. Now we are slightly more self-assured […] ...
Posted: Jul 30 2018 @ 6:57 AM
Q2 was a tough one this year, emotionally as well as financially. It began with Marge quitting her job in April, and ended with us euthanizing our beloved dog Maeby a few days ago. Maybe I’ll tell the story about Maeby one day. Maybe not. I will say she succumbed, as many greyhounds do, to […] ...
Posted: Jul 02 2018 @ 6:06 AM
So in a demonstration of how rarely I write this blog these days, we bought a second investment property a few months ago and I’ve barely mentioned it! Rental properties are not central to our plan to retire early and be financially independent, but they provide a nice alternative investment to the more common defined […] ...
Posted: Jun 25 2018 @ 6:35 AM


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