Our 2019 Investing Experiment: Building a Vacation Rental

Our 2019 Investing Experiment: Building a Vacation Rental

It’s official: our list of funtivities for 2019 will include building an investment property from the ground up!! Well, okay… let’s say it’s as official as it can be without actually being done. I suppose there’s always a chance of things getting derailed anywhere in the process. We’ve never done anything like this before. Why …

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Second-Hand Holidays: Why Our Kids Aren’t Getting New Stuff for Christmas

Second-Hand Holidays: Why Our Kids Aren’t Getting New Stuff for Christmas

There’s something about the prospect of getting new stuff that causes kids to go a little nuts around the holiday season. I’ve heard “You know what I want for Christmas…?!” approximately a thousand times since Halloween. And the answer to that question is not a single, simple item. Heavens, no. Long gone are the days …

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Announcement: We’re NOT Selling Everything to Travel the World!

Announcement: We’re NOT Selling Everything to Travel the World!

Whaaaaaat??!! This might come as a huge shock to those who know us, what with the recent upsurge in nomadic impulses among Millennials – especially those who, like us, have always loved traveling and are drawn to minimalism. If you were unaware of this trend, just search “nomadic lifestyle” or “millennial nomads” or “digital nomads” …

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Baby’s First International Trip and Other November Spending

Baby’s First International Trip and Other November Spending

The most exciting (and most expensive) part of November was our week-long escape to the warm waters of the Bahamas and the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. The cost breakdown of that trip can be found here. A quick reminder: these monthly spending reports are an effort to keep myself accountable to the idea that …

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