Does Your “Stuff” Contribute To Your Life Plan?

A friend recently asked for some advice regarding a sentimental piece of furniture. It’s been in her family for years, but she’s moving soon and it doesn’t fit into her new, smaller, much cheaper (YEAH, BABY) apartment. She knows if she were to get rid of it, her family would be upset with her, but […]

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Allowances for Adults?

  You betcha. Once upon a time, before we were married, Greg and I quit our jobs and took a round-the-world trip. Now as frugal as we like to consider ourselves, we both love to gamble. We will happily skimp in other areas, like toilet paper and soap, before we cut back on our gambling […]

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Our Investment Strategy

  Spoiler alert! Our investment strategy is super boring, and anything I know about investing I’ve taught myself through numerous books, blogs, and podcasts. And you can too! Since getting married in 2013, thanks to quitting a job I detested, traveling, and travel nursing, I’ve worked a total of 39 months. That averages out to […]

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You Need a Life Plan

  I am a huge believer in having a life plan, and I love helping others live up to theirs. But I think the idea is off-putting to a lot of people, because they think creating their own life plan is going to involve someone else telling them what to do. Far from it. Coming […]

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Our Biggest Financial Fails (and Wins!) of 2017

  2017 was the year we Warckens got super serious about investing. I wrote about the motivation for that in my New Life Resolutions post, but the abridged version is that I witnessed my stepfather dying of pancreatic cancer and to quote myself: “… nothing, and I mean nothing will inspire you to get your […]

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Ebates Offers Free Cash Back and a $10 Bonus!

  Ebates is one of our favorite ways to save money. Between our separate accounts, Greg and I have earned nearly $1000.00, just by shopping online at our favorite stores. If you’re not an Ebates member already, now is a great time to join as they’re offering a free $10 bonus, just for signing up!   […]

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