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The Trauma of Retirement

By Keith Schroeder / April 21, 2017 / 8 Comments

Over the years I have retired many times. So have you. The demographic of this blog leans heavily toward early retirement. This has always bothered me. I always feel like I have to be an apologist for all the folks enjoying their work. Life would be less bright for me and my brethren if we…

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The Dangers of a Side Gig

By Keith Schroeder / April 19, 2017 / 2 Comments

Tax season is officially over and not a moment too soon. As much as I love the work, when months go by without a day off it begins to wear on me. The worst part is the sitting. Too many hours planted in a chair coupled with sleep deprivation and health is not getting the…

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Crime and Punishment

By Keith Schroeder / April 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Tax season is racing toward the finish line. There are 5 days left, including today. I’ll work every day, even Easter Sunday to get as many returns out before the due date. The stack of tax returns on my desk is taller than I hoped by this time. Incomplete files are put to the side…

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Spending versus Cash Flow Meets the Debt Bomb

By Keith Schroeder / April 7, 2017 / 2 Comments

“It’s not working.” A long time client started reading this blog and subscribed wholeheartedly into the idea of saving half her income. She discovered the blog early so she had nearly a year of effort under her belt. Student loans were the worst part of her debt, but credit cards and a mortgage also weighed…

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How I Get Everything from Amazon for Free

By Keith Schroeder / March 29, 2017 / 11 Comments

A few years ago Mrs. Accountant and I attended our first Camp Mustache in Seattle. It was my epiphany to the personal finance community. Sure, I had decades of experience under my belt and a history of writing on the subject, but never before did I have such a platform to spread the gospel. It…

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Tax Deductible, Low Cost, High Speed Internet You Can Take Anywhere

By Keith Schroeder / March 24, 2017 / 22 Comments

Internet service in the U.S. can be spotty for people living out in the boondocks, like your favorite accountant. Travelers need to hunt for an open Wi-Fi hotspot to stay in touch. Even worse, internet is frequently bundled with cable, forcing you to buy both or face wildly overpriced stand-alone internet service. They got you…

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Thriving on Minimum Wage

By Keith Schroeder / March 15, 2017 / 17 Comments

Complaints about wages are rampant in the current news. The common wisdom is wages are too low for people to save for retirement or even pay for basic needs. Today I will dispel this common wisdom and prove 1.) Minimum wage, while not very much, is more than enough to live on; 2.) You can…

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What the Wealthy Accountant Owns and Why

By Keith Schroeder / March 13, 2017 / 20 Comments

In my last post I discussed how difficult it is for personal finance bloggers to find fresh material. There are a few areas where fresh material is always available: spending reports, net worth reports, and investment reports. My spending is boringly low so I rarely share those numbers. Net worth reports are fun to watch…

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