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The Money Sprout
Early Retirement
Hustling, Investing
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North Carolina, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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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
Every month we publish an update to our net worth. These monthly updates help us keep track of our assets such as investments, cash, and even the value of our home. It also helps us track how we are paying down our debt every month … which is are known as liabilities. This past month […] The post How We are Growing Our Net Worth – February 2019 appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 08 2019 @ 7:58 AM
One of the easiest ways to increase your household savings rate is to take advantage of raises at your job. Actually any type of raise or increase to your income can be used to quickly accelerate your savings rate. For example, I was recently notified that I was getting a market increase at my job. […] The post How to Increase Your Savings Rate When You Get a Raise appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 05 2019 @ 1:11 PM
I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by so far. Most of the time I want life to slow down so I can enjoy it a little more and spend time with my wife and kids. But the one time I don’t mind it flying by is when I get to publish our […] The post How Much Dividend Income Did We Earn in February 2019? appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 01 2019 @ 1:02 PM
Just over 10 years ago when my wife and I bought our first dividend stock, we didn’t realize the impact it would have on our retirement. While we are still many years away from our magic financial independence number, we now realize that dividend income will be an important tool we use one day. Some […] The post How Much Will Our Dividend Income Grow in the Future? appeared first on ...
Posted: Feb 26 2019 @ 1:52 PM
A few months ago I discussed a problem my wife and I had with opening too many checking accounts. If you are in the same situation as us … today I would like to share how to simplify your checking accounts … just like we recently did. For the past 2 to 3 years, we […] The post How to Simplify Your Checking Accounts appeared first on The Money Sprout. ...
Posted: Feb 22 2019 @ 12:16 PM
Are you a millionaire? At some point in the not so distant future, my wife and I will likely cross that 7 figure net worth threshold. That mark won’t get us to full financial independence, but it will be a big step towards our ultimate goal. Based on our savings rate and investment strategy, we […] The post How to be a Millionaire by 40 – Teaching Kids to Build Wealth ...
Posted: Feb 15 2019 @ 10:18 AM


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