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Believer

Holden’s favorite song is “Believer” by Imagine Dragons. Given that my favorite song when I was 8 was “2 Legit 2 Quit” by MC Hammer (and my dad still won’t let me forget it to this day), I’m going to go ahead and give Holden the edge when it comes to musical taste.   BELIEVER

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Frugal Month – week 2 recap

We’re halfway there! Day 8 – $271.81 (Chuck E Cheese) + $1.30 (extra can of frosting for cupcakes) Day 9 – $31.25 (gas) + $6.20 (grocery) + 13.99 (Netflix) Day 10 – $79.10 (Costco) Day 11 – $8.39 (grocery) Day 12 – $24.43 (grocery) Day 13 – $50 (monthly internet) + $5 (parking fee) Day 14

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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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You Pass Butter

In Susan’s first post, she included a list of priorities. My biggest contribution to that list was the last item, “enrich the world.” It took me almost three months to come up with that. It started back at the beginning of November when I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts. In episode 348

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A weight has been lifted

Look at that photo. That is a beautiful bar…in the basement of our home in Lenexa. Before that, it was in our garage…in Salina… …before that, it was in our basement…in Kansas City. Before that, it was in someone else’s garage…in Olathe. When I bought it off Craigslist back in 2011, I couldn’t understand why

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What is my purpose?

I’m not sure I believe in a “bigger” purpose in life. If I take out a telescope to look at the stars I am filled with amazement at how awesome the universe is, but also overcome with a sense of how small and insignificant I am. Because I believe this is the only life we’re given,

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