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John

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Name:
The Money Sprout
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Hustling, Investing
Start Year:
2011

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Net worth:
Location:
North Carolina, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
IT / Systems
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Latest Blog Posts

For the past several years, we have been publishing a monthly net worth update. These updates help us keep track of our assets such as – investments (stocks and bonds), cash (savings, checking, certificates of deposit), and even the value of our home. It also helps us track how we are doing on paying down […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – April 2019 appeared first on ...
Posted: May 23 2019 @ 7:23 AM
Dealing with the death of a loved one is never a fun thing. And even worse is when you unexpectedly have to plan for that person’s funeral and manage their estate. A few weeks ago, my wife and I lost one of our parents. It was actually a little over 2 years ago that we […] The post What Information Do You Need to Fill Out a Death Certificate? appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 19 2019 @ 9:00 AM
Over the past few weeks, my wife and I have been going through the fun of managing the estate of one of our deceased parents. This parent was widowed over two years ago, so when they recently passed away, we became the executor of their estate. When I say “we”, I really mean that one […] The post Emergency Savings Fund – Help Pay for a Parents Estate appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 16 2019 @ 1:34 PM
One of my favorite personal finance tasks each month is to publish our monthly dividend income report. My wife and I have been building this passive income stream slowly for the past 10+ years. In that time, we have seen sustainable growth and have plans one day to use this income stream to cover 50% […] The post How Much Dividend Income Did We Earn in March 2019? appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 09 2019 @ 9:46 AM
At the end of every month, we publish an update to our net worth. These monthly net worth updates help us keep track of our assets such as – investments (stocks and bonds), cash, and even the value of our home. It also helps us track how we are paying down our debt every month […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – March 2019 appeared first on ...
Posted: Apr 02 2019 @ 9:19 AM
Now that our income tax returns have been filed for 2018 (both federal and state), I wanted to share a brief follow up about our results. Almost exactly one year ago, I published an article called – How Tax Optimization Will Save Us Thousands of Dollars as Our Income Grows. In this article I shared […] The post Did We Really Have a Federal Tax Bill of $0 in 2018? appeared ...
Posted: Mar 26 2019 @ 12:35 PM
Over the past several weeks, my wife and I have been starting to take over the finances of one of our parents. This parent has been widowed now for about 2 years … and has basically destroyed any type of financial estate planning that had been done by the couple in the past. Just in […] The post 5 Critical Items You Need to Include in Your Estate Plan appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 11:45 AM
When it comes to tracking our personal finances, one of the hardest things to estimate is the value of our home. My wife and I know what we paid for our home just over 10 years ago. We also know the terms of our mortgage … 30 year fixed rate loan at 4.375%. But estimating […] The post 5 Websites to Help Estimate the Value of Your Home appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 19 2019 @ 10:41 AM
My wife and I have been thinking a lot lately about what would happen to our kids and assets if we were to die in the next decade. We want to make sure our kids are taken care of (especially as minors), if my wife and I both were to pass away unexpectedly. Developing a […] The post Why Picking the Right Power of Attorney is Important appeared first on The ...
Posted: Mar 15 2019 @ 10:28 AM
For many years my wife and I have been avoiding this question – What will happen to our money and our kids when we die? Even worse than worrying about our estate (our money) is what would happen to our children if we were both to die at the same time? This uncertainty around the […] The post What Happens to Our Money and Kids When We Die? appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 12 2019 @ 1:29 PM

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