Category Archives: debt

Thoughts of Retirement Preparation

It’s not about the house on the hill or the three new cars parked in the driveway. It’s not about a large house filled with the finest of furniture or art. It has nothing to do with a library filled … Continue reading

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Cost of life on a Daily basis

Daily Latte: Average cost- $5.00 x 365 days – $1,825.00 Eating lunch out: Average cost $8.00 x 261 working days = $2,088.00 These are just a few of the calculations of habits I have changed throughout the years. When we … Continue reading

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Lessons from NOW will fuel the FUTURE of Retirement

Carefully planning for a future retirement brings about many thoughts and idea’s moving forward. One of the most important questions I constantly ask myself during the course of the day is, “Do I really need to make this purchase”. Whether … Continue reading

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Respect, Responsibility and Gratitude

As Americans we all share our God given rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. It is the basis of the US Constitution and these rights should not be infringed upon. Each one of us know that we … Continue reading

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Bonus Income

While I have discovered that by simply minimizing my spending habits have delivered the wonderful opportunity of paying down my debts, I have also discovered little techniques to increase my income. None of these are extreme income earners, but if … Continue reading

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Is it OK to Eat Out when you are a Minimalist?

One of the great things living in the Pacific Northwest is the many varieties of foods that are professionally created and served at our local restaurants. We take great pride in attracting some of the best chef’s to the area … Continue reading

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Retirement Visions

With just 9 more years of the working life I find that my mind is constantly focused on my visions of retirement. What will retirement look like for me when I hit the age of 65 and can lock in … Continue reading

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Thoughts of Re-Invention and Recovery of the Debt Elimination Mission

I just finished a book called “Walden on Wheels” by author Ken Ilgunas. For me it was a wonderful read of both adventure and the principles of frugality to take on debt. Of course I will not elaborate on the … Continue reading

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Being the 55+ Working Man

As we cross over the 50 year old line of our lives I am certain that many feel the same calling that I have felt. It’s is that urge to make our lives a little simpler. That list of tasks … Continue reading

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A Whole Life

Slowly and carefully I am taking small steps towards going from a Whole 30 diet to a Whole 30 Lifestyle. I suppose you can say I am trying to create a Whole Lifestyle. With new born excitement about not just … Continue reading

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