Average Joe’s Friday Read-Along: Documents and Plans Edition
Apr19

Average Joe’s Friday Read-Along: Documents and Plans Edition

A sad reminder of the times: Cheryl wanted to have a meeting this weekend to review “where everything is kept.” She wants us both to be clear about where we keep account passwords, insurance policies, estate documents, and to establish who we call first in the event of needing help after a severe disability or death. It’s sickening why we need to have this meeting, but we’ll have it. On a better note, we have some huge news coming up...

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Average Joe’s Friday Read-Along
Apr05

Average Joe’s Friday Read-Along

There are few feelings better than knowing you have a whole flippin’ weekend with absolutely nothing to do. Nothing! It’s been a long time coming, so this weekend I promise to put my feet up and do…well….. 1)   There’s a clean up day on local trails. I will be doing that BUT I’ll be outside enjoying the spring weather in Texas. This is the best time of year here. If you think differently, stick it in your ear. (I’m even beginning to...

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Average Joe’s Friday Read-along: 3 Times the Charm Edition
Mar15

Average Joe’s Friday Read-along: 3 Times the Charm Edition

How many times in a row do you have to be right before people catch on? In our little year-in-a-half existence, we’ve only tried to make a few points: -       Stop making bone-headed financial moves -       Good advisors often win NOT because they make brilliant decisions but because they stop clients from making moves that wreck their financial plan -       And, oh yeah, it might be a good idea to have a strategy in writing We do all...

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Average Joe’s Saturday Read-Along
Mar02

Average Joe’s Saturday Read-Along

Wow! So how long has it been since I’ve done one of these, huh? I know. I’ve been waiting, too. It’s always good to throw down a few shout outs (but never as many as I’d really like…by the time I get these posts done I’ve read a bajillion great pieces).   The Diary   Thanks to everyone who responded to my last Diary post. It’s awesome to get so many words of encouragement. Pauline at Reach Financial Independence gave me...

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Average Joe’s Friday Read-a-Long
Jan25

Average Joe’s Friday Read-a-Long

Mission partly accomplished! I filled out two FAFSA applications this week. That means that I’m halfway to finding out that the total cost my twin’s college is roughly double what I’ve saved. You may not know this, but contrary to my post about expected family contributions, the formula is simple: EFC = Everything You Have + ($several thousand more) Thank you to Lance at Money Life & More, who planted the seed for that equation...

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Average Joe’s Friday Read-a-Long
Jan11

Average Joe’s Friday Read-a-Long

….in which our intrepid hero, Average Joe, takes you through some of his favorite reads. This post is published whenever the hell Joe gets around to it. Today’s your lucky day. Happy Friday, read-a-long peeps. It’s been quite a few weeks since this groundhog popped his head out of the hole and said “I’m not sick anymore!” but now’s that time. Of course, that means I was sick over the entire holiday and only recovered in time to...

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