Musings on Tax Day
Musings on Tax Day
April 15th (or thereabouts, if it falls on a weekend) is Tax Day in the United States. Our friends in Canada have until April 30th, unless you’re self-employed, in which ...
I lucked into my credit score
I lucked into my credit score
I went to college in the early-to-mid 2000s, and I’m sure this sounds familiar to a lot of you. Tables would pop up around the campus with all sorts of ...
Lifetime Wealth Ratio
Lifetime Wealth Ratio
Have you ever wondered how much you have made (from W-2 income) in your life? If you started as a teenage like me, it can be hard to remember allllllll ...
Be a Quitter
Be a Quitter
For as long as I can remember, I was involved in extra-curricular activities. From swimming lessons at 18 months old and t-ball at 3 years old, to basketball in 4th ...
My DIY Bathroom Remodel
My DIY Bathroom Remodel
I bought my townhouse in April 2006 from a husband and wife duo; she was a Realtor and he was a contractor. They would buy properties together and flip them. ...
Comprehensive guide to beginner Travel Cards
Comprehensive guide to beginner Travel Cards
Obligatory disclaimer: If you are not a person who can pay off your credit card bills in full and on-time each month, stop reading now! The techniques in this article ...
President’s Day Road Trip
President’s Day Road Trip
In my previous job with State government (circa 2014-2018), I was in a position without benefits. That meant no paid holidays, vacation or sick time, and no pension contributions. So ...
Ingredients vs. Recipe
Ingredients vs. Recipe
Back in the early 1990s, a restaurant chain called Chi-Chi’s spread rapidly across the United States. On one visit to my local Chi-Chi’s, I overheard someone in the restaurant tell ...
Wrapping up 2018
Wrapping up 2018
By the time you read this, there will likely be less than 2 weeks left in the year 2018. This is the time of year that I like to slow ...
Drank the Emergency Fund
Drank the Emergency Fund
There is a widely-cited statistic that 40% of Americans cannot pay an unexpected $400 emergency. Are you one of these people without an Emergency Fund capable of footing that bill? ...
Twitter made me do it – New York City
Twitter made me do it – New York City
It was only 10 days ago, on a Friday evening after work, when I learned my internet friend Dumpster Doggy was going to be in New York City for a ...
WTF is a Middleton
WTF is a Middleton
By Josh October 23, 2018 Yesterday, an awesome new curation site went live called The Money Middletons. You may be asking yourself, “WTF is a Middleton” and you would be ...
Takeaways from FinCon18
Takeaways from FinCon18
October 1, 2018 Along with half of the Twittersphere, I just returned home from Orlando where I attended FinCon 2018. FinCon is an annual conference for money nerds of all ...
David Bach’s Latte Factor
David Bach’s Latte Factor
By Josh  August 21, 2018 I've been quiet around here for a few weeks, because I wasn't really sure how to put some of my ideas to words. Instead, I ...
My horrible house journey, 2006-present
My horrible house journey, 2006-present
By Josh August 9, 2018 (Warning, post is over 3,600 words) Sometimes, I feel like a broken record. Pause that, rewind a bit... As a total FIRE enthusiast and fledgling ...
Tracking every penny coming into my life
Tracking every penny coming into my life
By Josh July 28, 2018 Ever since J. Money used to write about his "Challenge Everything" mindset/challenge/fund a few years ago, I have been meaning to do something similar and ...
Additional passive income sources
Additional passive income sources
By Josh July 26, 2018 Despite making more money at my (new) day job than I've ever made before in my career, I am constantly looking for other ways to ...
Travel hacking trips page
Travel hacking trips page
(This post will be maintained periodically) I thought it would be a good idea to share a list of the trips that my travel hacking [obsession] has allowed me to ...
How much house do I actually own?
How much house do I actually own?
By Josh July 10, 2018 Hey reader! Overall, my home ownership story has been a truly awful experience that I wouldn't wish upon anyone... but these days, I am finally ...
My Freedom Trip – May 2018
My Freedom Trip – May 2018
By Josh Published June 30, 2018 Hello reader! As I began typing this post, I was sitting on an Amtrak train on the Coast Starlight route, from Los Angeles, California ...
Mid-year 2018 update!!
Mid-year 2018 update!!
By Josh  June 30, 2018 Can you believe that 2018 is already half over? It's been a really busy year for me so far (details below), so time has just ...
The Tweet that Started this blog…
The Tweet that Started this blog…
On the evening of January 5th, 2018, I posted this Tweet and it generated higher-than average interest, including a request for a blog post to explain what all of this ...
1Q 2019 update
1Q 2019 update
This is the first time I have sat down to do a Quarterly update, so please let me know on Twitter on in the comments if this is something I ...