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20/20 Posts of the Week- Dark Ages Edition

It was an interesting week here as our internet went down on Tuesday and was down for over 24 hours. The outage affected the entire area. I tried the library and even McDonald’s without luck. Speedy technical repair is not a perk of living in a small town. Even after everyone was back online, our house was not. After two hours on the phone with technical support, (They actually suggested that I check their website for troubleshooting tips) we got it up and running again. I have to give a big shout out to my good friend John at Frugal Rules. He might rant and rave sometimes, but he really helped me out with some scheduling stuff that I needed to do before the internet came back. Without the web and no TV, I read a little and went to bed at 9:00. A good eight hours of sleep does a body good. In other news, the weather is fantastic right now. We got to do the Petroglyph Point hike in Mesa Verde National Park last weekend, and we have a camping trip coming up at the end of next week. I’m determined to squeeze every moment I can out ...

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Eyes On The Dollar 20/20 Roundup#34-Being Normal

With tragic events happening, like those this week in Boston,it’s hard to go about my normal routine without seeming callous or pointless. I really feel like I should be doing something meaningful, but in a way maybe going about my routine is meaningful? Life goes on, whether evil people do bad things or not, so maybe the way to win is to appreciate each day, but not to let things beyond our control take take too much away from our normal everyday lives. Regardless, my thoughts and prayers are with all the victims of this week, and I hope they can find a way to find hope and peace. In some lighter and happier news, Jim did get the new job he interviewed for earlier this week. It will be a 57% increase in salary but a 100% decrease in job security. Can’t have everything right? We are very excited for this new chapter in our lives. This week also marked a huge milestone in our journey to financial independence as we paid off all of our student loans. Jim’s payment has varied over the years, but I’ve been sending $302/month for almost 13 years, and while it was hard ...

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Can’t Take My Eyes Off These Blogs #13-Veteran’s Edition

Happy Saturday everyone. We got our first taste of winter last night, and it’s supposed to be colder tomorrow. It’s time, but I will miss the warm fall weather we’ve been having. This weekend, I’m very happy the election is over, and I’m incredibly grateful to all the men and women who serve or have served in our armed forces to make sure we continue to have the right to vote and express our opinions. Please take a moment to remember and thank them this upcoming Veteran’s Day. I was fortunate enough to blog swap with the lovely Pauline from Reach Financial Independence. Her guest post for his week was about Having a Cheap European Holiday and she shared my post about Caring for Your Eyes On Holiday: 5 Tips From  a Pro at Reach Financial Independence. (Pauline added the part about the pro!) Aso this week: Check out this giveaway Michelle at Making Sense of Cents is hosting with a bunch of other bloggers. You could win an iPad Mini! Funny search terms this week included: Can you incorporate many rentals and take out out a sep plan on the income-Holy crap, I have no idea, but that’s a lot of words. hate school ...

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