It’s not that I hate summer, I just seem to feel better when it’s not around. Ms. Life Simply Frugal sums it up well here. We went right from bitter April cold to hot as hell and humid to top it all off. Being no dummy (as far as you know) I expect a certain amount of this every year but I swear it’s been hot and nasty about 6 straight weeks now. Even Banjo! our beloved and mighty boxer dog doesn’t want to walk/run any more than two miles and that’s not doing much for our exercise regimen.
You saved 143% of your income and did everything right. What happens when you get old?
I stated that I want to draw down 100% of our stock assets in retirement in What’s Your End Game? I’m Selling! Now I’m fixin’ to explain why I want to work that strategy. It all has to do with the outrageous cost of end of life care.
Wine is for everybody – some just don’t know it yet!
I know a lot of you Smidlappers are craft beer people and I respect that and also respect those who don’t drink alcohol but you can take this trip without drinking. Hell, offer up your best designated driver services to me and Mrs. Smidlap and we’ll pay for your lunch!
Money is useless until you use it to buy something.
I hope to own zero stocks near my end of life (that includes index funds). The reason we didn’t spend all the precious cash we generated from employment was to grow those funds but with the real intention to grow them and sell them.
Have you ever wanted to own or just live in a big charming stone house like this one? I did too and got lucky that my spicy pepper pot had already bought it when we met or I would have talked her out of it.
I always enjoy Kate’s wisdom and input on a variety of subjects and she describes herself as : “I’m a wife, mom, podcaster, frugal finance writer, runner, photographer, and academic librarian!” She was kind enough to let me post my thoughts and hers as we try and stay fit while life happens.
That’s not a rhetorical question. I really want to know. Mine was pretty darned productive so I figured I would get all up in your grill with positivity today. After last week’s rant about how your former favorite ice cream now sucks all three of my readers will welcome the change.