April to November

In April I posted on my DollarMeister blog. In May my wife had a baby. In June I was promoted to store manager. In July we had a big garage sale. In August my wife and I celebrated our one … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks!

Welcome Back J-Money! The reason I stopped writing: Cancer. My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 abdominal cancer on May 2nd, which happened to be my daughter’s birthday. (“Happy Birthday sweetie, Grandma’s gonna die!”) It has now been only 5 … Continue reading

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Terrible Emergency Advice From Everyone

Well, it’s been a little while since we last put anything up on the Dollarmeister board. I will explain more in my next post. But for now, let me start by asking a question. What would you think of me … Continue reading

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Starbucks Update

One of our readers mentioned to my wife the other day that I must hate Starbucks.  After careful deliberation, I must admit that there is some evidence to support this claim. I have written about the wanton un-thriftiness of daily … Continue reading

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Sleep Deprivation

SLEEP? Congratulations to Meister Jim and Mrs. Meister on the birth of their little Babymeister! Since they are going to be otherwise engaged, I guess I’ll keep the blog going. Today’s topic: Sleep vs. Money. There is no doubt in … Continue reading

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Full House

Full House AARP Style The American Association of Retired Persons focuses on the lifestyles and needs of Americans 50 years and older. The AARP magazine comes to my mother, who rarely reads it. I, however, find some of the articles … Continue reading

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Off the Wagon

When I first started reading Early Retirement Extreme I was blown away by how big of a concept frugality is. It’s a lifestyle. It’s what happens when you break the work/spend cycle, when you find ways to enjoy yourself, fix … Continue reading

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Minimum Payment Calculator

The other day I was helping my sister sort out her income and expenses to create a financial plan that will allow her to get free of debt and build a healthy financial future. After I said goodnight and headed … Continue reading

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Another Start Up Business – The Story of Thunk

There are so many euphemisms which come to mind that describe the kind of strategy I’ve employed to make more money, one of them involves throwing feces at the wall.  My dad always says something like, “another arrow in my … Continue reading

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Stop-Shopping-Update

It’s time for the Stop-Shopping-Update! Ok, I know it’s only been a few weeks since I challenged myself to give up clothes shopping for a year, but I wanted to post an update now, while I’m feeling positive about it … Continue reading

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