Finishing the Basement


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This is only the beginning. This is not a complete story. It’s a work in progress and a learning experience all in one. Aren’t the best projects always like that? We didn’t buy the cabin up north, but that same weekend we decided to improve the home we own. It was a part whim, part […]

June 13, 2018

The Cabin Up North


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In Wisconsin everyone knows someone who has a cabin up north. It’s a part of your childhood. What did you do this summer? I spent two weeks at the cabin up north. For those of us who didn’t have a cabin up north, we’d usually get invited by a friend for the vacation. My family […]

May 30, 2018

Saving Energy to lower monthly bills


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A month ago I received an unpleasant piece of mail. The energy bill arrived and it was $30 more than it had been. And its graph highlighted that the price of the bill was increasing a little each month, though never $30 all at once. It was a shock to the system, something needed to […]

September 27, 2017

I can’t believe I forgot to talk about Student Loans


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I’ve been talking about my student loans for years. It seems like it’s been a very slow process of whittling away at them to the point where they’re manageable. And what I consider slow is probably blazing fast for the average person. I mean, I rarely paid the minimum due each month and there would […]

July 10, 2017

Raises


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I’m no stranger to getting a raise. Part of that stems from the fact that I haven’t really been at a job more than two years. It’s easy to start someone low and then bump them up early on. I’m guessing if I stick around any place long enough, the raises would taper off. Presently, […]

December 28, 2016

Frustration


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I’ve been so frustrated lately with everything. I don’t like it. The worst part is, I can’t really pinpoint what is making me frustrated. And that just makes me more frustrated. I’m usually pretty good at knowing what’s going on in my head. I can explain my actions easily. But this business of not knowing […]

December 8, 2016

Holiday Spending


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December is a rough month. Every year it’s the same. I promise myself I’m going to be reasonable and not buy tons of gifts and only get one gift per person. But December comes and goes and I end up having spent a small fortune on gifts. How do I stop? Why do I do […]

December 7, 2016

Taxes Have Been Paid Off


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Yesterday was a big day for me. Yesterday, I paid off the government. You might recall, I had a bit of an issue with taxes earlier this year. Due to my correctly filling out a tax form, my paycheck did not have any taxes taken out of it. It resulted in me owing more than […]

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