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After a job change around 6 months ago, Mrs. AE FINALLY got access to her new companies 401K! Some people look forward to Christmas or vacations, I was looking forward to that magic date where we could start contributing more cash to a pre-tax bucket. It was seriously stressing me out and I’m sure that […]

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As the snow finally melts (hopefully for the last time this year) people are flooding into the neighborhood car washes to get all the excess salt taken off their beauties. I considered jumping in line with the rest of the herd last week as I was doing my monthly fill up at the gas station…..Partially […]

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I have been thinking about the ever-blurring line between Needs and Wants and how that plays into Financial Independence. What wants should we sacrifice, which ones are non-negotiable, can we afford to mix in a little luxury, why do we own 4 car seats for 1 child For a long time, I felt we had struck […]

The post One Need to Rule Them All appeared first on Apathy Ends.

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As I was sitting on the bus on my way to work last week I glanced over at the young man sitting next to me and had a flashback to my freshmen year of college. This poor soul* was reading a giant geology textbook, more than likely trying to ingest enough useless igneous rock knowledge […]

The post Less Rocks, More Stocks. How College Failed Me appeared first on Apathy Ends.

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What? Everything doesn’t always go up and to the right at a steep incline? This is Bull Bear S**T Investing joke For.The.Win. So we hit a few bumps in the road…….Turns out paying for childcare and family health insurance has a way of catching up to ya. And sometimes the stock market goes down over a […]

The post A Few Bumps in the Road – Q1 2018 Net Worth Update appeared first on Apathy Ends.

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I have been waiting to write this post for a looooooooong time. Pretty much since I realized how big of a mistake I made in my college years and got my financial act together. Its time to claim victory over the biggest financial mistake I have EVER made. WE ARE OFFICIALLY 100% STUDENT LOAN DEBT FREE […]

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Oh hey everyone, I have been AWOL for a month and some change now. Just want to give a quick update on what is going on, why I have been MIA and what to expect moving forward. WTH have I been doing??? I can break this down into a few different categories Work is kicking […]

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I have written about my disdain for the power/control dynamic between employer and employee before but I was recently reminded (Twice, unfortunately) just how jacked up this relationship can be. Employers speak softly until the bottom line is threatened, then it’s time for the bigger stick.  It doesn’t seem to matter if… You are a […]

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I can’t count how many times I have been asked if Mrs. AE is going back to work after maternity leave. It is one of the first 3 questions people ask me after I tell them we have a baby on the way*. Two pregnancies, same questions. I figured since so many people that I normally […]

The post Can we afford to be a single income family? appeared first on Apathy Ends.

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In under 5 years, our family and finances have expanded from DINKs (dual income no kids) to DINKWADs (dual income no kids with a dog) and we are currently living out a pretty short stint as a DIK household (dual income kid). If you missed my tweet earlier this week (I added it below, so don’t […]

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