Happy Earth Day! It's hard to believe, but this month is exactly four years since we got solar panels installed and activated. I was nervous about taking the plunge. We got a $16,000 Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) to pay for the panels. That's a lot of money. And though I thought I understood everything about solar panels, you never truly know what you don't know. Finally, I never know if I can trust local contractors that I'll save … [Read More...]
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It's past the middle of the month and that means I have the numbers (and time to process them) for last month's alternative income. This month I'm doing something a little different. The software engineer in me extracted 90% of the 2500 words that give background information each month and put them in a FAQ. For now, I'm including the FAQ in the beginning of the article. However, in future months, it will probably be a separate page... or … [Read More...]
Everyone has tried to figure out how much they should spend on a car at one point or another. We bought our last car around 5 years ago. We're hoping to keep it another 8 to 10 more years, so hopefully, I won't have to ask about it again for awhile. We bought a Subaru Forester because it was cheap and perfect for a growing family, New England snow, a muddy dog, and the beach sand. We bought an Acura MDX, because the family grew bigger, my … [Read More...]