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 […]

Moving While Retired Pros and Cons

If you are retired now it may be a great time to move. Moving can be costly and can be a stressful time if you let it be or it can be a new and exciting time of your life. I have moved over 14 moves and enjoyed every place I have moved to. If […]

August 2018 and Financial and Goals

School time is here in Arizona. The Boys started school on the 8th. They still wish they didn’t start till September like their cousins do back in Minnesota. Seth starts school later this year so our schedules are way different than before. Now Logan gets out of school an hour earlier than Seth. Seth is […]

Could you Retire on 3.5 Million

Many people think having a Million dollars in their retirement accounts that they are set. But are they? How much do they really need? That is the true Million Dollar question. Our goal is 3.5 Million for both of us to be retired on our current lifestyle. What is our current lifestyle have to do […]

July 2018 and Financial and Goals

Last year we were in Minnesota for a few weeks. This year we were traveling with to California with Mom, Katrina and Abbie down for part of the month. I keep hearing from friends that don’t live in Arizona that say “The Heat down there looks terrible”. I still say the Arizona Dry Heat of […]