Life Update for the Last Two Weeks

Hey everyone, I thought I’d do a quick life update to give you an idea of what’s going on in my world for the past couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy!

Family Trip in Washington D.C.

We went to D.C. last week, and we had a great time. Alison and I like to say that a trip with the kids isn’t “vacation”, it’s a “family trip”.

Taking kids can be very stressful because you have to organize all of your travel, tours, food, other hanging out around the kids’ needs. Things like nap time, meals, and just getting kids ready to go can all take up significant amounts of time. I think we spend like 4-5 hours on all of that stuff daily.

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Calculate Your Net Worth in 30 Minutes

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A new reader requested this post topic, so I know this will be useful to someone. That makes it instantly worth the time of writing, documenting processes, and editing, etc. What’s even better, is this post comes with its very own spreadsheet tool that you can use!! Phat lootz.

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September 2017 Net Worth Update: $477,185 (+$8,891)

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It’s time to review that number that never seems to go quite high enough, but it sure is fun to watch it climb, isn’t it?

I hope you find something useful in my report, whether you are looking for new ways to build your own wealth, or just looking for some inspiration while paying off your debt.

I did the latter many times while I was on my debt payoff journey. For me, it was extremely encouraging to see someone else’s success (with a similar mindset/approach), and to think and dream about how I might have success as well.

And I did. I paid off over $150,000 in debt (including my home), and life has never been the same.

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Zero Day Challenge: Issues, Results, Mods, Pizza!

SO. I took the Zero Day Challenge in August, and now I’m sharing my results with you guys. Yes, everyone likes results. Results party.

If you aren’t familiar with it, this is a monthly challenge where the goal is to rack up as many “zero days” as you can.

A zero day occurs when you go an entire day without spending any money. The less money you spend, well…the more you’ll have leftover to spend next month when you’re not doing the challenge, right?

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How to Become a USAA Member Even If You Aren’t in the Military

USAA is a fantastic financial institution with so many upsides, such as outstanding customer service and an unparalleled online platform.

I highly recommend you check them out for investments, insurance, or banking in general.

Unfortunately, USAA doesn’t do a stellar job of clarifying membership eligibility requirements. So I have taken the time to outline them here and provide my insight as a USAA member.

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