Tax Planning: 2019 Free Money!

July of 2018: Cherries Were Everywhere in Polson, Montana Greetings to all my Free Money! tax-planning brothers and sisters.  With 2018 almost over, it's now time to take a look at our 2019 Free Money! amounts.  (This is by far my most anticipated post every year; it amazes me how many inquiries I get about … Continue reading

Tax Planning: 2019 Free Money!

How We’ll Save $130k in 2019

If you live long enough, you'll see many unimaginable and "impossible" things.  Over the course of my lifetime, I've seen:  the Patty film, the discovery of the giant squid, the Braves, Cubs, and Red Sox win the World Series, the Saints and Buccaneers win Super Bowls, and even my Davidson Wildcats made a serious run … Continue reading

How We’ll Save $130k in 2019

How to FIRE on
Two Teaching Salaries
in 7 Years or Less

August 3rd, 2018: A Rainbow on the First Day of School! Long overdue greetings to all my loyal readers.  For the record, I missed you too.  In case you missed it, we're now back in Georgia after our one-year adventure in Merida, Mexico.  We have a new house, new jobs, and a new school for … Continue reading

How to FIRE on
Two Teaching Salaries
in 7 Years or Less

Tax Planning: 2018 Free Money!
(Final Version)

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; Belated Merry Christmas and Happy 2018 Tax Planning to all my millionaire readers.  Well, it finally happened--on December 22rd, 2017 President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 setting off a number of changes to the U.S. tax code.  This … Continue reading

Tax Planning: 2018 Free Money!
(Final Version)

80 Thoughts on 500+ Days of Jogging

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; In July of 2016, I noticed that my physical conditioning was not what it should have been.  I had just finished two years of teaching at Coffee High School in Douglas, Georgia, and I realized that I needed to start exercising seriously again.  … Continue reading

80 Thoughts on 500+ Days of Jogging

10 Reasons We’re Not “Real” Millionaires

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; ¡Saludos a todos!  For most people, the word "millionaire" conjures up a mental image of a hot shot living a flashy lifestyle with big cars, bigger homes, fancy gourmet meals, endless travel, and pockets hemorrhaging $100 bills.  As crazy as that image might … Continue reading

10 Reasons We’re Not “Real” Millionaires

Frugal Living: How We Cut
Our Mexican Burger Bill in Half

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; What's more American than hamburgers?  Not much.  Most of the world considers the humble burger THE typical American meal.  Sure, it's not haute cuisine, but I'd wager that half the world (excluding India) enjoys a good burger now and then.  Well, if the … Continue reading

Frugal Living: How We Cut
Our Mexican Burger Bill in Half

Tax Planning: 2018 Trump Free Money!

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; Like it or not, there's a new administration with big plans in Washington, D.C.  The Trump administration finally released their tax-plan proposal, and if the experts are correct, it has a good chance of passing.  After finishing my Free Money! 2018 post, I … Continue reading

Tax Planning: 2018 Trump Free Money!

Tax Planning: 2018 Free Money!

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; Cool and breezy Yucatan greetings to my dozens of readers around the globe.  These days we're enjoying the mild November weather here in Merida.  After a blazing hot summer (and fall), it's a relief to have daily highs of "only" 85 to 90 … Continue reading

Tax Planning: 2018 Free Money!

How We Avoided over
$24,000 of Investment Fees in 2017

medianet_width = "728"; medianet_height = "20"; medianet_crid = "866507633"; medianet_versionId = "3111299"; Warm Yucatan greetings to all my trillionaire readers!  This week I was poking around on my Personal Capital account and found something that I have to share with the world.  As most of you know, I'm usually a pretty easy-going guy, but there … Continue reading

How We Avoided over
$24,000 of Investment Fees in 2017