Our Family Adventure in Cancun, Mexico

Mexico or Bust! Greetings from Cancun, Mexico to all my loyal Millionaire Educator readers (Mom and Honest Abe)!  Two weeks ago I bought one-way airline tickets from AirTran for the Atlanta to Cancun flight.  Two days later my wife, son and I landed in Cancun and began our family adventure.   We decided to come … [Read more…]

We’re Done with Credit Card Debt

Credit Card Debt…Be Gone! This post will be brief…I just wanted to share some good news.  This week we paid off the last $500 balance on our Visa credit card.  We had carried a balance on a number of 0% rollover cards since 2009.  At its peak, the balance was $10,000.  By rolling our credit card debt … [Read more…]

2013 Accomplishments and 2014 Goals

Happy New Year to all; may 2014 be your year!  Okay, it’s time to see how we did with our 2013 goals.  Let me start by saying my wife and I only worked five months each this year, so we came up short on most of our financial goals.  Nonetheless, 2013 was still a great … [Read more…]

10 Happy Years with a Couple of Old Nags

  Swayback #1 December 26th, 2013 marked the 10-year anniversary of a very special relationship.  The old girl in question has been so good to me and my family.  She’s reliable, hard-working, and still a little pretty in spite of her advanced age.  Sure, she often has a “rode-hard-and-put-up-wet” look to her, but I don’t … [Read more…]

Jekyll Island Camping Trip

Coming to a Tent Near You In mid-October we attended our niece’s wedding in Tifton, Georgia.  We all enjoyed ourselves at the wedding, and since we’re not working these days, we decided to spend a few days catching up with friends and relatives.  My wife and I really enjoyed the fact that we didn’t have … [Read more…]

Questions from an Awestruck Reader

Melanie writes:    “Hi! I discovered your blog thru a comment you left on another blog. I have been crunching numbers and reading for the past day. I love your concept of never exceeding the 10% tax bracket! I had never heard of that. I do have a question though. I know you have been at … [Read more…]

Your Questions Answered

Alright, questions from readers!  The first set of questions come from Laura: 1.)  How in the world do you live on $1,500 a month? (I thought I read that you pulled $18k from your $457.) At this point, we don’t live on $1,500 a month ($18,000 a year).  Our goal this year is to live … [Read more…]

How I Saved $33,212 by Teaching 4.5 Months

View Larger Map Happy Summer Greetings  to my billions of Millionaire Educator readers out there!  Most of you are unaware that in mid-January of this year, I took a job teaching Spanish at a high school in a neighboring county.  Naturally, I had to weigh the pros and cons of the opportunity before I could … [Read more…]

How We’re Saving $20,000 by Kickin’ Cable to the Curb

  Before we accepted fabulous teaching jobs in Echols County, Georgia, we worked and lived in LaGrange, Georgia for seven years.  Like most people we blindly subscribed to cable television and internet from our local provider, Charter Communications.  Over the years we started feeling a general dissatisfaction with the service; there were frequent internet outages, … [Read more…]