The Pants Experiment

OK, confession time — I’ve got a dirty little secret. Despite my constant love for free resources, I actually spent money recently…

The horror! But before you start trolling, put down the pitchforks and keep reading — there’s an interesting story here!

Back in April 2016, I wrote a post called The Clothes For Financial Independence. Therein I showed off my incredibly fashionable wardrobe — worn-out jeans, thrift-store T-shirts, socks with holes, and my incredibly durable Mucksters…

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April 2017 Dividend Income And Expenses

Wow, where did April go? It seems like I was just wrapping up our 2016 taxes, and now it’s time to write up one of these monthly reports. The year 2017 is now a third complete!

Thankfully, the Pacific Northwest has finally started it’s drying-out cycle, so we’ve started spending more time outdoors. This means daily walks through the neighborhood, playground time with the kids, and more time spent in the garden…

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The Happy Middle-Ground Of Financial Independence

If you’re reading this post, the odds are pretty good you’re looking to escape from the consumer rat-race, like I did.

Maybe at one point in life you really liked working. You were good at your job, but somewhere along the line things changed. The job ceased to be fun.

It probably happened somewhere between the endless commutes, office politics, and those ever-torturous “performance reviews”…

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Angry Phone Rant

OK, today is going to be an angry rant day … as opposed to the less-angry ranting I usually do.

Bear with me for a moment … I need to get something off my chest.

I want to talk about smartphones. In the last 10 years, smartphones have become incredibly ingrained in our our daily lives. You’d no sooner leave the house without your phone as you would your house keys.

The smartphone provides essential functionality for our modern lives all in one handy package…

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