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What We Bought: Day 05

I gave the bartender at a charity event a tip of $1 in cash when Mrs. Butter Passing and I got a couple of drinks. And that was it for today.

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What We Bought: Day 04

Only 1 entry today. I filled up the tank Mrs. Butter Passing Robot’s 2010 Nissan Rogue (yes, that is correct, we have two 2010 Nissans – that will probably be its own post some day): $29.00.

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Food: The First Step Is Admitting You Have a Problem

I have to go to the grocery store today. We finished off the leftovers last night. A new meal must be prepared. I despair. It’s not the shopping that I mind. I actually like going out. When we go to Costco, I can usually get the kids on board with the prospect of “food samples!”

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What We Bought: Day 03

These are the things that we bought on April 3, 2018: A Priority Mail 2-Day Medium Flat Rate Box for $13.65. I had to buy this in order to ship the 5-Piece Stanley 16-401 Bailey Chisel Set that I sold on eBay. I tried fitting it into a flat rate envelope, but it just wouldn’t

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Monthly Challenge – Frugal Month

This post inspired by the Frugalwoods and their Uber Frugal Month challenge. I want to periodically challenge myself because I like to keep life interesting, and working full-time with 3 small children isn’t interesting enough. All joking aside, I do enjoy a good challenge and I don’t necessarily want an “easy” life. I’ve learned a

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Daily Finances: Day 2

Today was better than day one. We spent less, and I actually knew that we spent it. We spent $20 today in cold, hard cash. Normally, we put everything that we can on a credit card, but in this case, that wasn’t really an option, and frankly, I prefer it that way. You see, we

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April Fool’s Finances

Mrs. Butter Passing Robot got it into her head that she wanted to try to take on a monthly challenge and document our progress here on this blog. The first thing she came up with that she wants to tackle is our spending. As a guy who has been testing the waters of the Financial

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Our Financial Journey

As Mrs. Butter Passing Robot hinted, I’m a spreadsheet guy. I still remember the first time I actually worked with Excel. I was a kid playing baseball and one of my dad’s friends gave me a copy of the spreadsheet that he used to track the team statistics. I spent that summer updating formulas, and

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Exploring our goals through…RV shopping! Part 2

See Part 1. Todd is planning a post dealing more with the financial side of this, but our basic budget is ~$30k for the RV and we’d like to stay around 30 ft in length or even a bit under. We’ve entered the research phase to get a basic understanding of what is available. There

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Exploring our goals through…RV shopping! Part 1

No we didn’t buy an RV, but we are seriously thinking about it. It may not make sense to follow a financial independence post with one discussing making a large depreciating asset purchase like an RV, but here we are. Our major goals include spending more time outside, experiencing new things/places our family, and pushing

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