Finance Friday: Are We Saving Enough?

Finance Friday: Are We Saving Enough?

What is a good savings rate? Most financial advisors and experts say 10-15% of your income is a great amount to save. But that’s for a normal retirement age of 65 and we aren’t normal, are we? Our goal is to be financially independent by age 40 (if not earlier). I...
Why Retire Early?

Why Retire Early?

Thinking about retirement in your early 30s is NOT normal. Reading finance books for fun is NOT normal. Getting excited to pay off debts is NOT normal. I’m quite certain people in our everyday life think we are total weirdos. When I told friends and family about our...
Finance Friday: Gift Giving-Yes or No?

Finance Friday: Gift Giving-Yes or No?

It’s that time of year again! The holiday spirit is in the air, the TV and radio have a gazillion ads for the latest and greatest “it” item of the season, and Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a flurry of sales to entice one and all to part with their hard -earned...
Travel Tuesday: Mr. Bug’s Homeland- Hamburg, Germany

Travel Tuesday: Mr. Bug’s Homeland- Hamburg, Germany

Deutschland! Mr. Bug was born and raised in Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany. We try to get back to visit family and friends about once a year. Hamburg is an amazing city and I wanted to share some fun facts and some of our favorite things to do while we’re...
Finance Friday: Buying a House at 22- What I Learned

Finance Friday: Buying a House at 22- What I Learned

Have you ever done something so incredibly stupid that years later you STILL can’t get over how absolutely ridiculous it was? I did said stupid thing right after college graduation. I was 22 and had just gotten my first real job. I was “all grown up now” and thought...

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