Christmas Budget and Planning

I know you may be not wanting to talk about Christmas yet but it is a fun time of the year and needs some planning to not go broke. Stores down here in Arizona are starting to get Christmas decorations out and we are still 73 days till the big day. It is easy to […]

Low Cost Arizona Fun

Today I saw on the news that an average date in Arizona costs $102. That’s expensive for most people. If you are spending that on your fun nights out then possibly you are either really wealthy or not saving for retirement. Even if you are married and have kids it is easy to spend a […]

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 […]

Golf Tips for September

If you are a golfer you know you will probably get golf tips from so many different people. If you are hitting balls on the range you may have two to three people give you tips. You play golf with three people and someone may give you tips. If you subscribe to Golf tips on […]

Social Security Future

Will Social Security be around for your retirement years has been a question that many people have debated over the years. In my early years I was planning on it not being around and trying to save enough money so that if I did get any money from Social Security that it would be a […]

Stop Worrying

Some people seem to never have a worry and others seem to worry about everything in their lives. How much do you worry each day? What things do you worry about? Do you have any control over those things? A friend of mine always give me a hard time if I say something I worry […]

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 […]