Category: Diary

The Financials Behind Owning a McMansion

The Financials Behind Owning a McMansion

[ALL photos and respective rights were taken from Kate via McMansion Hell] This Martin Luther King Monday is our official, guilt-free, lay around the house like a lazy cat day. For the few golden hours of waiting for our laundry to finish, my husband and I […]

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The Sunday Diary – Our Sam’s Club Closed, Free Furniture & Student Loan Horror Tales

The Sunday Diary – Our Sam’s Club Closed, Free Furniture & Student Loan Horror Tales

Just as the title suggests, this is a wrap up of everything that was mildly interesting this week. Our Sam’s Club Closed! Walmart announced 60 store closings of their wholesaler club chain. Hubby and I were surprised to find our local club on the list! […]

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Our “Splurge” Holiday Food & Travel Expense Report

Our “Splurge” Holiday Food & Travel Expense Report

This is our first holiday expense report. Initially, I didn’t see the point of tallying up the total for our vacation – but in the long term – this will not be the only vacation or Christmas holiday trip we will take so I would […]

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December Family Income Report – Bye Bye 2017!

December Family Income Report – Bye Bye 2017!

Hiya! We’re back among the beautiful evergreens of Washington state now. It’s chilly here compare to the comfortable California “winters” of 60 degrees in the daytime. We didn’t make the unusual net worth gains like we did in the last 3 months. In November, we crossed […]

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What I Learned From a Fear of ‘Stuff’ This Christmas

What I Learned From a Fear of ‘Stuff’ This Christmas

We’re still away in California, good children. I wanted to throw a quick lesson out there that’s been plaguing me for a few days. I try to not judge what people do with their money as long as they are on good financial standing but […]

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The Sunday Diary – Minimalist Travel, Rockstar Fund, Foster Care & CFP Career?

The Sunday Diary – Minimalist Travel, Rockstar Fund, Foster Care & CFP Career?

Hello from California today! We have successfully passed another Christmas with the in-laws. The in-flight movie we chose was ‘The Boss Baby’ and it was the crappiest animated film I’ve ever seem. The plot made no sense. As far as general movies go, it was […]

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How The Millionaires Next Door Do Christmas

How The Millionaires Next Door Do Christmas

My own family composes of first-generation immigrants. The only thing I remember celebrating as a child was New Year’s – not the one on January 1st. Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Years in February. By celebrate, I meant we lit an incense and watched Chinese New […]

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Visualizing Your Money with Mr. Hankey

Visualizing Your Money with Mr. Hankey

Oh no, I meant Mr. Sankey! I’m sorry but ever since I saw the name of this graph I wanted to make this joke. Terrible, I know. I call it Mr. Sankey because if you are familiar with Mr. Hankey from South Park (a piece of […]

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