Archives 2016: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2015: Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec July 2016 Do You Suffer from Just One More Year Syndrome? How the Number 5 is playing a big role in our lives June 2016 Remodeling: We completed our kitchen! What if our future expectations are completely wrong? High School Graduation: A father’s letter to his daughter May 2016 What if One of Your Big Goals is Misguided? Financial Preparedness: Creating Your Resignation Letter Celebrating Our Blog’s One Year Anniversary Numerous Tasks and Too Little Time: A Quick Update April 2016 Hey, I Pick Up Pennies, Too! There is a Story in Every Campsite Today’s Article is Brought to You by My Hands My Finely Tuned Spending Justification System March 2016 Remember When Filling the Gasoline Tank Was a Budget Buster? What Is a Mortgage, Really, and How Do I Get One? Goodbye Old Buddy; Say Hello to My New Friend Health: The last few weeks have been tough How We Upsized Our Cruising Experience (Hint: On the Cheap!) February 2016 A Picture Can Be Worth More than a Thousand Words Guest post at Angry Retail Banker: Welcome new readers and subscribers! Who Is “The Man” and Do You Work for Him? Three Things at a Time Leaving it all behind: Cruising into our Vacation Do You Have the Travel Urge? Here’s $25K. Now Go Spend It! January 2016 Update: Finding Some Unexpected Downsizing Benefit Retirement Dream of Not Working on Monday Do we have a case of the New Year Blahs? Slow Travel: Giving Me Time to Reflect We’re Debt Free: The Dave Ramsey Interview Challenges with a Remodel: Our Experience with the Downsized Home December 2015 Happy New Year’s Day and a Successful New Year Selling our Home: Taking care of Inspection Items Merry Christmas to our “Just One More Year” Readers! Downsizing the Amount of our Stuff Early Retirement: Lessons to Learn from People who Achieved It Drumroll please: Our Decision to Downsize our Home PhoenCon15: Creating our own local blogger hookup Decision Crossroad: To Downsize, Stay, or Upsize Our Home November 2015 Lake Pleasant: The Name Says It All Thanksgiving and what it means to be Thankful Rental Property 101: 10 Steps to Setting Up Your Business Talking About Priorities with My Pal, Buck Got Goals? A Bright Future is Only Four Months Away The Secret to Happiness: Drink Wine The Beginning of The Banker's Battle October 2015 We Turned 50 Today! A Quick Update: The world keeps moving on Rental Properties: How I Got Started What is your Return on Happiness (ROH)? Amtrak: Traveling in the Moment Simplicity: Considerations for downsizing our home The future is uncertain: Save every penny Financial Considerations for downsizing our home The Costs of Divorce September 2015 Eliminating Our Debt Interest in 2016 Marriage: A father’s letter to his daughter Jet-setting Frugal Style to Las Vegas Step 7: Retirement RV Solar: The Circle of Light Step 6: Achieve Financial Independence The Arizona Trail: A Path Less Traveled How I Retired Early- Steve Miller A Tale of Two Employees’ Finances: “Boot” August 2015 Step 5: Become Debt-free and Celebrate Freedom 4 Significant Lifestyle Changes in the Past 40 Years Step 4: Test drive living on less income YOLO: You Only Live Once Step 3: Take Into Account Replacement Costs for Big-ticket Items Welcome new readers and subscribers Discovering new adventures in Williams Arizona Step 2: Create a Passive Income Stream Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination On priorities: Our friend “Buck” stops here July 2015 Step 1: Budget for Financial Independence Should you rent or buy your home? A Tale of Two Employees’ Finances - "Billy" Ask "Why" 5 Times Are we there yet? Save money: visit the desert in the summer! 26 Different Ways to Buy Stuff 2 Secrets to an Aggressive Savings Strategy Celebrating Independence and Personal Freedom July 4th June 2015 Create Specific Savings Goals with “Funding” We have lived as a one car family for years How Does it Feel to Pay Off a Mortgage? Part 2: Is Debt good, bad, or just something we can’t live without? (Like oxygen and water) The “Reverse Latte Factor” I have a case of “The Mondays” How Liquid is your Real Estate? Emotional Biases that Affect Money Decisions May 2015 Want a Travel & Location Independent Lifestyle? 3 Ways to jump start your savings now? Do you want to retire at age 50? Is Debt Good, Bad, or Just Something We Can’t Live Without (Like Oxygen and Water)? My First Blog Post and PF topics to Discuss!