Why I’m Going for a Hike … Again

April 1, 2016

On April 12th I will return to the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey and hike to the terminus of the trail at Katahdin in Maine. Despite the fact that I’ve cut my previous hikes short I once again am returning to the trail. This decision may not be entirely logical since history suggests that I […]

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March 28, 2016

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’ll have a more substantive post tomorrow. Today I want to share a couple of deals that will be ending soon. The online cash back shopping portal is offering double cashback until the end of the month. If you sign up through my referral link we will […]

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Going for a Hike

March 11, 2016

I will be heading out for a hike starting tomorrow. I’ll be hiking in Shenandoah National Park to make up some of the section of the Appalachian Trail that I missed when hiking in Shenandoah. It is a 13.5 hour drive to Virginia from here. A few years ago I could make that drive straight […]

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March 2016 Net Worth Update

March 3, 2016

In order to keep track of my financial progress or lack of progress I have decided to calculate my net worth each month. My net worth as of today (3/2/2016) is as follows. Assets Cash – $2885.97 IRA – $21,491.86 Roth IRA – $9501.39 Loan – $450 Car/Stuff – $5000 Liabilities Credit Card – $522 […]

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February Income – $4654.62

March 2, 2016

Here is a breakdown of my income for February. Online Income $40 Interest $0.77 Uber $128.64 Amazon FBA $1048.32 Cash Back $355.89 Tax Refunds $3081 Total $4654.52 February was a great income month.  The big source of income was my state and federal tax refunds. I was happily surprised to get such a big refund. […]

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February Expenses – $1131.16

March 1, 2016

Here is a breakdown of my expenses for February. Household $408.87 Entertainment $77.77 Transportation $95 Food $180.99 Student Loan $37.71 Travel $95 Phone $36.79 Health $199.03 Total $1131.16 My February expenses were about the same as my January expenses. My goal is to keep my monthly expenses under $1000.  Although I usually miss that goal […]

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