Boys Lessons from Others

The boys were not as excited the other day as we were when talking with two kids about their life paths. Logan turned 17 last week and Seth turns 13 this Sunday. They are growing up way too fast. Mrs. RE and myself have been working with the boys for years on things we feel […]

November 2018 and Financial and Goals

When I think of November, I think of putting up Christmas Decorations and Thanksgiving Day. It is another fun family month for sure. It is a different month in Arizona then we had in the Midwest since we don’t have the leaves turn fall colors and we don’t have Snow where we live. But I […]

November Stock Market Thoughts

October was a ugly month and I am sure a lot of people sold when stocks were down. People like to panic when things are going bad but for me if I had the cash I would have been buying. With the elections tomorrow, I figured it would be a crazy ride till things wash […]

October 2018 and Financial and Goals

October is an exciting month each year with Fall weather kicking in, football and Halloween. In Arizona we had another fun month with great weather. Wish our family back in the Midwest could say the same. They saw some pretty bad storms and a lot of people lost power to their homes for a while […]

The Best Places to Live

Where you consider the best place to live can be a personal issue. I grew up in Iowa and Minnesota most of my life. I have enjoyed living everywhere I have lived. We have lived in Arizona the last four years and I wish we would have moved sooner. It was nice the other day […]

Do you really Want to Retire Someday

So many people say they want to retire someday but they don’t see how they will ever retire. When my kids say they want to do something I ask them how bad do they want it? I also ask them what will they do to get it? Then I have them list out what they […]

October Stock Market Thoughts

Mrs. RE and myself know that thee will be good months and down months so we don’t get excited when things are down. We both feel good about the Stock Markets future and we aren’t planning on selling any stocks this month. When it comes to our Stock Market monthly thoughts, I like to read […]

September 2018 Financials

September was a busy and expensive month for sure. But also, it is High School Football time here in Arizona. We took the boys to one game and then Logan went to Home Coming game with friends the following week. September marks the last month of cheap golf rates also here in Arizona until next […]

Teenager Driving Costs

Each state has different costs and rules in general for getting your drivers license as a teenager. When I grew up in Iowa we could get a driver permit at the age of 14. Then we took Drivers Ed class in High School and then once we turned age 16 we could go down and […]

Our Kids Motivation Update

School is back in for the year and we have had a fun ride for the last four weeks so far. I know schools’ back home may not be starting till this week in some towns. Our boys are now in 7th grade and 11th grade. Both are facing new challenges this year that will […]