Nearly three years ago, I wrote, College Planning is Impossible (But Do It Anyway!). At the time My kids were just 2 and 3. The idea behind the article is that college costs vary so much, that there's no easy way to plan for them. If you want to be aggressive you could save a ton of money in a 529 Plan. That's assuming you have a ton of money... which most people don't. The downside to that (other than the lack of a ton of money) is that … [Read More...]
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It's almost the middle of the month, which means that the tenants have finally got their rent checks in and we've got all of our mortgages paid off. July was, quite simply, the best month I've had in years financially. It's a little surprising, because we've been trying to maximize the most amount of family and fun time possible. Living in Newport, RI that's the focus for these short summer months. As you'll see from the pictures, we … [Read More...]
This past weekend, my wife and I participated in a church yard sale. By "my wife and I", I mostly mean my wife as she ran the show. I usually have strong feelings about everything. It's just in my nature to lean towards everything being either black or white. I know there's lots of gray. I'm trying to get more comfortable with that as I get older, but it just isn't natural to me. Yard sales baffle me. They are one of the few things … [Read More...]