February 2013

Running Out of Steam

I am tired… …both mentally and physically. Work has really picked up the pace recently so I’m back to working 50+ hour weeks and trying to play catchup on the weekends. I’m traveling sporadically which plays havoc with everything else in life it seems. For instance – tomorrow I’m going out of town but just […]

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Let The Spending Begin!

Well, after a lot of discussion and holding of breath we finally found out – Mrs AB was accepted into the PhD program!!!!!! WOOOHOOO!!! So, what does this mean for our plan? First and foremost, we need to find a place to live. As we discussed previously, we are planning on purchasing a home and […]

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Create a Blog Carnival in 6 Easy Steps!

I used to regularly submit articles to blog carnivals with the hope that people would read my articles and become regular visitors to this site. While I did generate some meaningful traffic from my efforts, it took a lot of effort and time to track my submissions and follow up with the whole process. I […]

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Net Worth Update – January 2013

Welcome to the first net worth update of 2013. For the first time since we sold our house (before I began reporting these numbers) our assets are almost over $200k again. Make sure you check out my finances page where I’ve created a nice graph showing you our net worth since the end of 2011. It took […]

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Income and Expense Report – January 2013

Welcome to the first installment of my income and expense (net income) report for 2013! As you’ll go through you may notice some slightly revised categories. Mrs Aspiring Blogger and I sat down at the beginning of the year and did a major purge of superfluous budget categories. We went from 28 down to 12, […]

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10 Money-Saving Shopping Tips!

I’m a pretty frugal guy, so when I decide to spend money on something I want to ensure I’m getting a great deal on it. After I’ve done all my research and decided what I’m going to buy, the next step is figuring out how to get the best deal on whatever it is I’m […]

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