Drive to orlando

How We Survived Our Drive To Orlando Florida

Last summer we had planned to take a family vacation to Universal Studios in Orlando Florida, but when we gained custody of our nephews in March of 2015 who were 1 and 3 at the time, this put the adventure on hold.  Now, a little over a year later they …

Income Growth Savings

Is It Crazy To Think I Could Retire At 40?

For the most part people in this country would classify retiring at age 45 to be extreme. The “normal” retirement age is 65, and age 55 is seen as early retirement.  Retiring at age 40 means that I will have worked for 23 years.  My current long term goal is …

Emergency Fund Odyssey 2007

How An Emergency Fund Made Life Easier

For years Mrs. C. and I have kept a fairly sizable emergency fund, because you never know what is going to happen.  During the last 4 years we have had to pay for 2 unexpected furnace replacements, 3 beater car replacements, a few medical expenses, and a funeral.  Early this …