2020: Step Into My Office

2020: Step Into My Office

Welcome to the next decade January 1st marked not only a new year this year, but a new decade as well.  So much has happened in the last ten years! Ten years ago I was a single ensign in the Navy, living in Jacksonville Beach, FL.  Today I’m a married civilian...
Two Thousand Nineteen In Review

Two Thousand Nineteen In Review

Where did this year go?  I know I’m not the only one who is sitting here wondering where the heck did 2019 go.   I’m sure there are plenty of people who think this past year went by at a snail’s pace; but I’m equally sure there are another...
Emergency Binder Review

Emergency Binder Review

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosure policy here. Do I really need an ICE binder? Whether you’re married or single, a parent or not, have a big nest egg or a mountain of debt, blah blah blah, you need an in case of...
Do I Need An Emergency Binder?

Do I Need An Emergency Binder?

This post may contain affiliate links.  For more information, see my disclosure policy here. Around the beginning of the year, my other half and I were talking about how we need to update our will, review at our life insurance policies, and some other things. You...
Why You Need F-You Money: Govt Shutdown Edition

Why You Need F-You Money: Govt Shutdown Edition

First and foremost: I need to make very clear that this article is ZERO PERCENT about politics and 100% about your personal financial security (or potential lack thereof). This is a no politics zone It matters not what side of the aisle you fall on right now. It...
Farewell to Personal Finance Legend Jack Bogle

Farewell to Personal Finance Legend Jack Bogle

Jack Bogle, the founder of Vanguard, passed away last week, at 89 years old. If you’ve been around the financial independence space for more than a few minutes, you’ve probably come across his name once or twice. Mr. Bogle invented the low-cost index...
Jungle Resolutions: 2019 Edition

Jungle Resolutions: 2019 Edition

Happy New Year! Hopefully, you had a lovely holiday season filled with the Goldilocks amount of family, cookies, and booze.  If that’s not how the past few weeks went down for you, then I’m sorry and your silver lining is that it’s over now. A...
Why We Started Budgeting, And You Should Too

Why We Started Budgeting, And You Should Too

Before you cringe at the four-letter word “budget”, hear me out. Some people may relate better to “track your spending” instead of “budget”. There is a difference, but if you’re not budgeting or tracking your spending in any...

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