Net Worth Update – September 2013

What can I say? You are looking at the best month in the Aspiring Blogger household in a long time. Our net worth increased more than this in February – but that was due to a $10k check from Mrs AB’s family as a “you’re awesome for going back to school”. This is the biggest […]

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Guilty Vacations

I read a CNN article a couple of days ago about people feeling guilty for taking time off. This article was specifically talking about taking unpaid time off as part of the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) and how many people either don’t know about this benefit or feel guilty when they have […]

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Back From Vacation – Thinking of Early Retirement

As some of my regular commenters noticed – I’ve been slow to approve and respond to comments the last couple of weeks. I was on vacation for 10 days and made a conscious effort to unplug from the majority of my email, so I’m sorry if any of you felt neglected! After getting up at […]

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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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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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I Just Turned Down $15,000!

No, $15,000 isn’t quite as much money as you can see in this picture, but it sure does feel like it sometimes! Some Background As I may have mentioned before, I don’t really enjoy my job. Because of that I’ve been searching on and off for a new one for a while now. About a […]

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