Our first financial update: starting at the beginning

Our first financial update: starting at the beginning

In the spirit of candor, I am presenting our financial goals and our progress towards those goals. My hope is that you will help keep us accountable, and on track.  We’re open to suggestions–indeed, asking for them–as we begin this journey towards greater freedom. Our first and main goal: financial independence Before the details, it’s helpful to state our goals.  First, we would like to become (more or less) financially independent.  We would love to be at a place where…

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How we saved almost $1,000 per year on insurance…while remaining well-insured

How we saved almost $1,000 per year on insurance…while remaining well-insured

We have always thought of ourselves as responsible, and maybe even frugal insurance customers.  We don’t buy things we don’t plan to use, and, following Dave Ramsey’s advice, we made sure we were reasonably well-insured. But we were wrong.  And it had cost us money.  Now, we are saving almost $1,000/year more – without losing any of the insurance we need.  And we’re receiving a bonus check to boot!  Here’s what we did….

9 Vital Ways To Repay $200,000 In Student Loans

9 Vital Ways To Repay $200,000 In Student Loans

Want to know how to find thousands of dollars to pay off student loans?  Free money abounds!  Yes, you heard me: it’s amazing how much you can repay – or reduce – your own debts with simple habits and these key tactics. How do I know?  I did it.  I graduated with a high-price degree…and a mortgage on it.  But within a few years, I was easing towards freedom, and just under five years, I was debt-free.  Before it was over,…

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to Finances With Purpose

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Finances With Purpose

Welcome to Finances With Purpose!  This is where it begins…financial independence, saving, investing, knocking out debt, and focusing on the more important things in life. I’m excited to start this blog since it will help me pursue my own goals in life — pursuing relationships and exiting the rat race — while joining the conversation with others who may share an interest. For more on my goals, purpose, and background, see the About Me page. A new beginning…with a lot already on the…

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