My 1K car

Why I Won’t Buy A New Car

Newsflash; I will not buy a new car this year, or next year, and probably not the year after that.  I most likely won’t ever buy a “new” car, and I will delay replacing my current car as long as possible. My current car is worth around $1,000. As a …

credit cards

How To Start Credit Card Point Hacking

  I’m all about maximizing the utility of my money, the bang for my buck so to speak.  I started out trying to cut every little expense I could find, then I worked on buying the right house with 20% down, increasing my income and savings rate, and maximizing my …

2017 Quarter 2 Investment Chart

Quarter 2 2017 Financial Update

This quarter has been intense.  I was working upwards of 80 hours a week for a good chunk of the quarter and finished up my spring nuclear outage season in mid May.  Since then I have been hanging out with the kids and Mrs. C. has been working more hours. …

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Being Thankful For Plenty

I can’t tell you how many times a day I have a thought cross my mind that I don’t have enough.  I don’t have enough cash in savings. I certainly don’t have enough in retirement funds.  I don’t have enough to pay off my house…etc.  It’s so easy to focus …