Have you ever heard that you shouldn’t prepay your mortgage because of what you’d lose out in mortgage interest deductions? It’s nonsense. I’ve heard this argument more than a few times and it’s finally time to put this baby to rest.
I spent $3,200 today. That’s not a typo - it was a spendy day. For a relatively thrifty guy, you’d think dropping this kind of money would cause heartburn or stress. Not now. Years ago, though? That’s a different story altogether.
We kicked off this year with a goal to buy nothing new. We’re now through our second month and it’s accountability time. Here’s a look at our finances for the month, our progress on the nothing new year goal, and how we’re doing on paying off our mortgage by 2020.
Greetings my Thrifty compadres! This week we’ve got a guest post from my good friend Adam at Crispy Cabbage. Adam’s a man of many talents - digging deep into ideas, cracking his readers up, and making awesome drawings on college-ruled paper. Today he’s going to do all three for you with a fun post about how he’d capitalize on the success of a gorilla-shaped Cheeto that sold for $100,000.
This week was a big milestone - I turned 35 last week Tuesday. As my birthday present to you all, I thought I could share the personal finance resources that have had the biggest impact on us in our financial journey. It’s a one-stop shop; I hope you find everything here as useful as we have!
I'm on a mission to get our family debt-free (including our mortgage) by 2020.
We're getting there through frugality, minimalism, and a whole bunch of awesome spreadsheets.