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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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The ChooseFI Hot Seat

What do you do when after you have graduated with a degree in English while your wife still has a year to go to complete her bachelor’s of music performance before heading off to medical school? Well, if you are good with numbers, like spreadsheets and had previously abandoned an engineering program in pursuit of

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