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Crispy Cabbage
General Finance
Early Retirement, Investing
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I talk a lot on this blog about escaping the rat race. It’s a common theme on blogs about financial freedom. The allure of having enough money so you don’t have to ever have to punch a clock. So you can get away from an annoying boss that you want to punch in the face. […] ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 5:15 PM
Hi everybody. Since my site’s not getting too much traffic, I hacked into another way more popular website and posted some of my random ramblings there so I can get them out into the world. Luckily, my pal, Cubert, over at Abandoned Cubicle left his site wide open so he could go on vacation somewhere warm. […] ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 9:27 AM
I feel bad. I’ve been hogging all the Mead notebooks for myself. Finally, after one and a half years, I opened up the ole spiral-bound for a guest post from Tom at FIREd Up Millennial. And he sent a sweet sketch along with it! Tom has some great stuff to say about Star Wars and your […] ...
Posted: Feb 18 2018 @ 9:46 PM
I always struggle a little bit on what to get my wife for her birthday. Today is her birthday. Valentine’s Day is her birthday. It seems easy enough. A husband’s dream even. It’s easy to remember. There’s ready-made romance all around. But I make everything five times harder than it needs to be, so… there’s […] ...
Posted: Feb 14 2018 @ 8:00 AM
I promised it. And here it is. The monthly update for my quest to earn $5,000 in gross revenue this year from things other than my day job. And the number is… 53 cents! Here it is in spreadsheet cells to make it seem more official and somehow more significant: Hmmm. I’ll be honest with […] ...
Posted: Feb 10 2018 @ 7:34 PM
Blast it all! This week I have some bad news for you. You know those articles that absolutely nobody read about my highly speculative stock picks for my little micro-portfolio called The Short Stack' Yeah… I’m closing it down. You can read all about the reasons I originally set up the portfolio right here (maybe […] ...
Posted: Feb 04 2018 @ 9:12 PM
My wife was driving her car to the grocery store on her day off the other day. She slid on some ice, veered to avoid a couple cars, hopped the curb, and took out a small boulevard maple tree (probably a maple). She’s okay. She didn’t get hurt. I think that was second question out […] ...
Posted: Jan 28 2018 @ 9:34 PM
The garage sconces need to be replaced. The kitchen gooseneck faucet could use a little tightening. What about the patch-and-paint for the drywall behind the dryer' My wife’s been bugging me for a while about the crack in the back door. These are the misfit projects of a homeowner. A couple of my misfit projects, […] ...
Posted: Jan 21 2018 @ 5:31 PM
I’ve been told for as long as I can remember that Social Security won’t be around when I get older. That it’s collapsing under its own weight. That it’s irresponsible to plan on it and it should be irrelevant to me. I don’t know who exactly has been telling me this. Pretty much everyone. I […] ...
Posted: Jan 14 2018 @ 8:06 PM
Spoiler alert:  I’ll be talking about stuff that happens in the critically acclaimed and addictive Netflix original series Stranger Things (at least through Episode 1 of the second season). So if you haven’t seen it yet, “borrow” your brother-in-law’s Netflix password, binge it, then come back. I’ll wait. And don’t tell me what happens past […] ...
Posted: Jan 07 2018 @ 10:49 PM


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