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 […]

Do you have Real Friends or Social Friends

What is a true friend? What is a real friend? With social media it can seem like a person has a lot of friends. Just think of the friends or followers you have on Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr and Linkedln. I know if I would add them all up I would be over […]

Money VS Experiences

Money VS Experiences can be a hot topic for some people. But it is something to think about especially if you are not set to retire by age 60 with your retirement savings or you are in your 50’s and have a ton of debt. Try to imagine a couple that is all about how […]

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 […]

Happy Mind = Happy Life – 10 thoughts

Shift your Mind to Happiness. Worry or negative influences won’t make a challenge go away. Life happens whether you like it or not. You can’t control life but you can control your own happiness. You can go crazy trying to entertain others so they are happy, but yet that is their job. Most people don’t […]

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 […]

Girls Visit 2018

—- The last two weeks have gone bye so fast. It was great to have Mom and the girls come visit us from Minnesota. It will be hard to see them leave in a couple of days. We have had a busy two weeks and tried to show the girls some exciting parts of Arizona […]

June 2018 and Financial and Goals

June was a memorable month for sure. We took our best vacation yet and also had Mom, Katrina and Abbie down for part of the month. I don’t have any exact data to give you on the Arizona heat but I would guess this was the hottest month of the year so far. The girls […]