Category Archives: finances

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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Working Week, Weekend, Repeat

It’s funny how the years pass so quickly before us as we get just a little bit older. Each work day is pushed through with the anticipation of the weekend arriving. Those two lovely days each week where we can … 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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Becoming the Elder

Reaching a certain plateau in my 50’s is quickly leading to new thoughts on a bright future. I am noticing more grey hairs and the difficulty of maintaining a youthful appearance. Certainly the realization that I am getting too old … 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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Our Emergency Fund and Practical Decisions

Back in late 2013 I made the decision to purchase a reliable vehicle that would be strong enough to pull a travel trailer. After considering many options I decided that since my track record with Hyundai pretty much perfect I … Continue reading

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Three Whole Years – Smoke Free – Happy Easter

It is Easter Sunday, the day us Christians celebrate the resurrection of our savior Jesus Christ, but today is also a very personal celebration day for me as well. It was just three years ago that I made the decision … Continue reading

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