Author Archives: frugalmathteacher

Spending Report – December ’13: Closing the Year in the Red

A little late on the spending report for Fiscal December – the return of school (and basketball) has meant the return of work days spanning anywhere between 10 hours if we just have practice to 16 hours if we have … Continue reading

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I Have an Emergency Fund Problem

I have an emergency fund problem.  That problem being that I don’t really have an emergency fund. Well, I kinda do. My emergency fund is big enough that I’m comfortable and growing I’m by the month.  The problem, is I’m … Continue reading

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Friday OscarQuest #4

It was a crazy week, so OscarQuest is a little late.  With two snow days this week, I was able to get back into some classic movies… Until my DVR failed and I lost a good 4 movies I had … Continue reading

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I Challenge YOU to Cut a Benjamin

Ok, personal finance peeps.  It’s a new year and we’re all looking for ways to have a great 2014.  A measly 8 months ago I thought I was living month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck.  Then I tracked my spending for a month and … Continue reading

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State of the Paydown – 2014

Day 258 | $17,274.17 paid | $54,801.41 to freedom It’s time to analyze exactly where I am at and what needs to happen in order to get to the finish line. $55,231.08 left in principal to go (prior a $500 … Continue reading

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Friday OscarQuest #3

I decided to simplify my OscarQuest posts as well as put them on Friday, because why not!  It’s been a while since I’ve updated, so this will just be a quick post where I list what I’ve seen recently. Amour … Continue reading

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More Resolutions, and That Special Little White Space…

Do you see it?  No?  Let me zoom in for you… That little white space is crucial.  The purple line represents the value of my 401k.  The blue line represents the contributions I’ve (my employer) made to my 401k.  That … Continue reading

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