January 2013

I Screwed Up My Taxes Again!

Things were much simpler when I was young – I definitely wasn’t thinking about taxes! Being the nerd that I am, I have been working on my 2012 taxes for the last few weeks. I haven’t received all the information to complete them, but I’m filling in as much as possible, and just guessing the […]

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The (House) Hunt Is On!

It’s amazing how much better this house looks in the picture vs real life… but it’s one we drove by on our initial search! With Mrs AB’s  acceptance letter to her PhD program (hopefully) on it’s way, we have turned our thoughts towards where we are going to live for the 2-4 years she will […]

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Dreaming of Early Retirement

I took this picture on my way to work a couple of weeks ago – Early Retirement would mean not going to work when it’s cold and snowing – I mean, I live in Texas!!! I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about early retirement. Mr Money Mustache paints an amazing picture of early […]

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No Spending Challenge and a $100 Giveaway!

Let’s be honest, most of us LOVE to spend money. While I’m a pretty frugal person (just ask my wife!), when I see an Apple product or a new gadget, I start to drool! For Mrs AB and I, spending here and there on extravagant purchases isn’t a huge deal as we’ve got the income […]

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Goals for 2013

As promised, here are my goals for 2013 (if you want, you can ignore the cheesy goal humor in the picture above)! I know you’ve all been holding your breath and waiting for these, so here they are. I’ve put down some blog goals, financial goals, and then a personal goal – just to keep […]

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Net Worth Update – December 2012

If I’m 100% honest, I’ve been looking forward to this end of the year net worth report for a while. It’s awesome to keep track on a month-to-month basis, but I really wanted to see where we’d end the year. By the middle of the year I was hoping for and end of year number […]

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