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Shaun

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Name:
Road To A Tesla
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Budgeting, Investing
Start Year:
2014

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Location:
Chandler, Arizona, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Database Administrator
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Latest Blog Posts

It’s been just over 4 years since I started this blog and I thought it would be a good time to take a little look back at just how far I have come (and how far I have to go).My first savings update was in May 2014 and I had saved about $4,880. I think at the time, I was saving about $100 a month of my paycheck income towards ...
Posted: May 23 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Photo credit: Norwood ThemesReader M Solve commented on my previous post that three American Funds mutual funds have consistently beat Vanguard's S&P 500 fund since their inception. The comment was that actively managed funds are better than index funds. This flies in the face of extensive research detailed in such books as The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing, so I wanted to check it out. I asked for three ...
Posted: May 16 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Photo credit: Annette FischerI hardly ever carry cash anymore. It's rare that I have more than $5 in my wallet and most the time, I don't have any bills at all. Just about everyplace accepts credit cards now. Thanks to mobile phones and services like Square, even places that used to be cash-only, such as farmer's markets, can now accept cards.I'm fine with this. Cards are much more convenient. I ...
Posted: May 09 2018 @ 10:00 AM
At the end of each month, I post an update of my goals, including a brief discussion of any notable events that might have occurred during the month. The latest month's figures can always be found under the Featured menu in the menu bar at the top of the blog.Last updated: End of April, 2018Current value: $41,231 Change from last Month: +188Percent of Goal:  37.92%Note that ...
Posted: May 02 2018 @ 10:00 AM
In the personal finance world, it’s very well known that mutual fund expenses can significantly reduce your real returns over the typical 20 to 30 year period that most people have for retirement savings. Vanguard, the company that pretty much invented low cost mutual fund investing, has achieved an almost cult-like status among the personal finance blogging community due to their ultra-low expenses ratios, which are around 0.04%. And, compared ...
Posted: Apr 25 2018 @ 10:00 AM
When we moved to Washington last year, I was able to keep working for the same company I was working for in Arizona because they were kind enough to allow me to work from home full time. In Arizona, I was already working from home two days a week, so when I asked to work from home full time in another state, I had a track record my boss could ...
Posted: Apr 11 2018 @ 10:00 AM
At the end of each month, I post an update of my goals, including a brief discussion of any notable events that might have occurred during the month. The latest month's figures can always be found under the Featured menu in the menu bar at the top of the blog.Last updated: End of March, 2018Current value: $41,043 Change from last Month: +$2,957Percent of Goal:  37.74%Note that ...
Posted: Apr 04 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I think just about everyone knows that eating out is more expensive than making meals yourself. When people try to save money, one of the first things they cut back on is eating out at restaurants. When you go out, you’ll pay $2 to $4 for a soft drink that you can buy for yourself at the store for about a quarter. The actual food has a similar, if not ...
Posted: Mar 28 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I love my Chase Freedom Visa credit card. I earn 1% cash back on every purchase and 5% cash back from select merchants that change each quarter. There is no annual fee. And now that Costco takes Visa, I can use it there as well.But the last time I was at Costco, I noticed a sign advertising a Costco branded credit card. These are the details:Hmm.. That looks intriguing. I ...
Posted: Mar 21 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I love my Chase Freedom Visa credit card. I earn 1% cash back on every purchase and 5% cash back from select merchants that change each quarter. There is no annual fee. And now that Costco takes Visa, I can use it there as well.But the last time I was at Costco, I noticed a sign advertising a Costco branded credit card. These are the details:Hmm.. That looks intriguing. I ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 9:00 AM

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