I Am Not A Generous Person (and The Case Against A Donor Advised Fund)

My sister is extremely generous. As a kid, she delighted in pretending to take the family’s orders one-by-one, then carefully carrying out miscellaneous items from the kitchen meant to represent our hamburgers (me), filet mignon (dad), and lobster a la carte (mom). Every gift she gives is carefully considered and tailored to the recipient. Once, […]

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The Sunday Sharies: Volume 7

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Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this new series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. FIRE Articles We Bought a $90,000 House. And Yes, We’re Moving In. […]

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The Sunday Sharies: Volume 6

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Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this new series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles Traditional Wedding Gifts Can Burn in Hell Where They Belong […]

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The Sunday Sharies: Volume 5

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Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this new series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles Have I really got enough funds to retire (Ms ZiYou) […]

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Money Diaries: A Week in Portland, OR

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Originally posted on : November 1, 2018 Occupation: Software Engineer Age: 25 Location: Portland, OR Monthly Expenses Rent: $930 Living: ~$570 401(k): Maxed out HSA: Max out on Jan 1 Roth IRA: Max out on Jan 1 Dear Money Diaries… Day One – Sunday: 9:30am – In the morning we had a nice breakfast and a coffee at Mr. Mechanic’s family’s house outside of Portland […]

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