HOW TO GET YOUR SPENDING UNDER CONTROL #2 or HOW TO USE THE ENVELOPE METHOD OF BUDGETING

In keeping with living below your means there are multiple ways to go about it.  I think the easiest to start with is to buy purchases using cash whenever possible. Think about it.  When you use your ATM or credit card do you really “think” about the money coming out of your checking account or […]

PAYING OFF MY HOME ONE MONTH AT A TIME (post #8)

Well here it is again, almost Christmas time and I managed to eek out another $600 and some odd dollars to put towards the principal only on my mortgage.  Actually it was exactly $635.04 which put my new balance down to $129,842.88! I am almost a full 4 years ahead of my mortgage.  Dave Ramsey […]

LIVING LIFE

Well, well, what to do, what to do.  You know that sometimes you really need to live life.   BUT ONLY WHEN YOU CAN AFFORD IT!!! I don’t go out often, and don’t go out to eat often.  But one of my biggest downfalls is going to McDonald’s and getting a regular Ice Tea with lemon.  […]

PAYING OFF MY HOME ONE MONTH AT A TIME (post #6)

I am trying to catch my blog posts up to where I am at on my amortization chart.  So here is another update, this time for October. And the 2nd chart, which shows I am now down to $131k. What would you give up to pay extra to your principal in order to pay off […]

WHY YOU CAN AFFORD TO RETIRE IN CALIFORNIA

Do you ever wonder why seniors in California leave the state when they retire?  There are a couple of reasons, but one is because they think they can’t afford the housing.  But do some research and you will find that just not may be the case. Enter California’s Prop 60 and Prop 90.  These are […]