Monthly Archives: January 2013

Working On Our Taxes

I spent an hour last night working on our taxes. I have entered information about our income, child care costs, and various deductions. I am still waiting on a couple of tax-related documents, so for a trial-run, I estimated.  It … Continue reading

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Save Money When Eating Out

My wife and I have 3 kids.  We prefer to feed them home-cooked meals, but there are times when it’s fun and/or convenient to eat out.  Here are a few ways that we have learned to save money when eating … Continue reading

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Paying Off Mortgage Progress January 2013

My wife an I are working hard to achieve our goal of paying off our mortgage early. As of February 2013, my wife and I will have lived in our new home for 3 years. We have a conventional, fixed-rate, … Continue reading

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Monthly Money Plan

As part of my ongoing efforts to Simplify. Everything. – I have reworked our monthly money plan. Our monthly money plan details our strategies for managing our household finances.  The money plan is very similar to a budget – but … Continue reading

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