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About coffeebythewindow

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Trying to grow a mustache

I am an obsessive new fan of the mustache.  I read blogs every day, just a few to limit my computer time to 1 hour per day.  I just found mrmoneymustache.com and I love it so far.   We are … Continue reading

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Is there ever enough money?

We bought this house in May of this year.  In July of this year we had a windstorm rip across the prairie at 100+ mph.  Our neighbor’s brand new 5th wheel camper blew over and was a total loss.  Another … Continue reading

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Online shopping and my debt reduction plan

Today is my mom’s 64th birthday.  As financial role models go, it doesn’t get much better than my parents.  They are both newly retired and have been debt free for years.  They have a substantial savings, money in stocks, bonds … Continue reading

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Family life

All I’ve ever wanted to be is a mom.  As a kid I didn’t really know what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I would usually say a teacher if asked.  Mostly because my mom was a teacher. … Continue reading

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Garden

 Back of house on left and front of house on right. We recently moved from a tiny house in the middle of town to a big house on 15 acres.  The closest town is considerably smaller than anywhere we have … Continue reading

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Simple living

I read a lot of simple living blogs.  I read a lot of minimalist blogs.  Most offer nothing new.  I have read countless blog posts on ways to save money that all say the same thing: Shop in the thrift … Continue reading

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