Thanks for stopping by! Here are links to a few of my most viewed posts! Enjoy!
1. The first link will take to a guest post I wrote for Sam over at the Financial Samurai’s website. This was just after I started my blog and Sam graciously invited me to post on his site after I left a comment about a dilemma he was facing. There are a few comments here, most are over at Sam’s site at the bottom of the post.
2. This post describes the basic decision-making process I use in many of the dilemmas we face at home and with our kids. We have used this process to choose colleges, to decide on jobs, and to purchase rental properties and a vacation home. If you ever have questions about the process I use, just let me know.
3. The next post was written after reflecting on my daughter turning 20 years old (no longer a teen!) and my son getting ready to enter his final year of high school. I had some great opportunities as a teen and I am grateful for some of the decisions I made. They helped me develop a rich state of mind, and added to my bank account too!
4. This post describes an epic coffee bar failure one morning and how decision fatigue can zap your energy to make smart decisions! How do you take your coffee? I’ll have mine with cream.
5. This post describes the two houses we are planning to live in once the kids are both off to college! We’ll be keeping one in upstate NY (a rental I bought 24 years ago) and a condo we bought in Florida in 2013! The total cost of both houses was just under $100,000!
6. This post describes the how I finally turned down my full-time job (the first time!) It includes a decision matrix to show how I could have just went back to work (have you heard of “One More Year Syndrome” – well this would have been four more years!) If you ever have questions about a decision matrix, feel free to shoot me an email too! But after I wrote this…I did go back to work for ONE MORE YEAR… how fast things change!
7. So we have our own dilemma and it involves renters and their pets. We’ve had amazing comments here, so feel free to add your thoughts! We have 10 units and always have this question when there is a vacancy!
8. We had a REALLY bad week of car repairs! How would you pay for $4200 worth of repairs? An emergency fund? A HELOC loan? A credit card? Maybe you’d get out your bike? 😉
9. Would you work one more year if you were already financially independent? It sounds like a lot of money – but there’s a catch. More than half would be paid out over the next 30 years… Would you stay or would you go?
10. So I turned down what could have been $200,000 for one more year of work. How did I cure my one more year syndrome?
11. Now that I’ve gotten past my one more year syndrome (OMY) – how will we fund the gap to early retirement?