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The Grounded Engineer

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Name:
The Grounded Engineer
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Budgeting, Debt, Early Retirement, Investing, Millennial
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$258,000.00
Location:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Age:
20s
Race:
Multiracial
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Engineer
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Latest Blog Posts

In a post I wrote last year, I explained how I contributed ~$19k into a whole life policy (value if I died of $250k). The cash value of the policy was around $12k, which was a negative 19% return. I finally had enough and I decided to cash out my whole life policy. I replaced... The post When Should You Fire Your Financial Advisor? appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: Oct 13 2018 @ 9:00 AM
This September marked 5 years with my beautiful bride. These five years flew by, and I feel like we’ve made the most of it! Here are a few highlights: We took quite a few trips. Many of these trips were extensions of my work trips, and my wife’s travel was covered by miles. We hit... The post The Frugal, Delicious Anniversary Dinner appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: Sep 09 2018 @ 4:48 PM
In May, I talked about getting back into the writing groove. Well, it’s late August and I don’t have much to show for it. Shame on me. It’s interesting to reflect back on how finances for me changed during my break from writing. Nothing too drastic happened… Well, I guess I did purchase a truck... The post I purchased a new truck and traded it in 5 months later appeared first ...
Posted: Aug 27 2018 @ 10:21 PM
There are three new construction areas going in within a few miles of where I live. The average starting price for these homes is in the low $400k ballpark. That is A LOT for a house. AND, people are buying these homes left and right!! When my wife and I were looking at homes about... The post The Housing Market is HOT… Should We Sell Our Home? appeared first on The ...
Posted: May 22 2018 @ 9:16 AM
Welcome to The Engineer Interview Series – A roundup where I interview people that went to college to pursue a degree in engineering. The questionnaire itself digs into how people chose engineering as a major, what career path they followed, short-term and long-term career goals, and advice you would provide to a youngster looking at going into engineering. Tell us about... The post Engineer Interview Series – 9 appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: May 17 2018 @ 8:00 AM
I am LONG overdue for writing a post. Sure, I could come up with a boatload of excuses, but that doesn’t seem like the right thing to do. I finally took the time to sit down and write. And I enjoyed it thoroughly! What’s happened over the last few months since I last wrote? Let... The post Getting back in the writing groove… appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: May 15 2018 @ 12:10 AM
Welcome to The Engineer Interview Series – A roundup where I interview people that went to college to pursue a degree in engineering. The questionnaire itself digs into how people chose engineering as a major, what career path they followed, short-term and long-term career goals, and advice you would provide to a youngster looking at going into engineering. Last week, I... The post Engineer Interview Series – 8 appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: Mar 29 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Welcome to The Engineer Interview Series – A roundup where I interview people that went to college to pursue a degree in engineering. The questionnaire itself digs into how people chose engineering as a major, what career path they followed, short-term and long-term career goals, and advice you would provide to a youngster looking at going into engineering. Last week, I... The post Engineer Interview Series – 7 appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: Mar 22 2018 @ 7:00 AM
Welcome to The Engineer Interview Series – A roundup where I interview people that went to college to pursue a degree in engineering. The questionnaire itself digs into how people chose engineering as a major, what career path they followed, short-term and long-term career goals, and advice you would provide to a youngster looking at going into engineering. Last week, I... The post Engineer Interview Series – 6 appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Welcome to The Engineer Interview Series – A roundup where I interview people that went to college to pursue a degree in engineering. The questionnaire itself digs into how people chose engineering as a major, what career path they followed, short-term and long-term career goals, and advice you would provide to a youngster looking at going into engineering. Today I am... The post Engineer Interview Series – 5 appeared first on The Grounded Engineer. ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 7:00 AM

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