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Map to 1,000,000 Doubloons – October 2015 Update

Ahoy mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss finance!

Everyone knows that to the best pirate around, you need to have a big pile of coins to hide!

-Why have the coins if you’re just going to hide them?

Because it’s fun! It’s the pirates’ way!

-I will never understand pirates.

Well I will never understand parrots so that makes us even.

Now, the amount of coins desired by each pirate varies, some want a little pile to call their own, others want to own Fort Knox. Myself, I have set a fairly reasonable goal to get to a Net Worth of $1,000,000 simply because it’s a nice round number.

As of the 1st of this month, I have a net worth of 150,502.60 doubloons!

Last month my net worth was 148,546.92 doubloons! That means I have increased by 1,955.68!

This is pretty darn sweet considering I’ve knocked my car’s worth out of calculations!

-Eh.

Here’s how it breaks down:

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I Bought a Car

Ahoy Mateys!

This is the Captain here to talk about life!

Back in this post, I described my reasons for wanting to sell my car and getting a new one. (Well, a used one. A “new to me” one. Y’all know what I mean.

Funny enough, I wrote that post on Friday, and wound up buying a car on Saturday. So by the time the post came out on Sunday, I had already made my decision and signed the paperwork.

The internet is weird that way.

Anyway, Saturday morning, I woke up with a spring in my step and determination in my heart and headed to the dealership.

Mistake #1.

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Decisions, Decisions

Ahoy Mateys!

The Captain here to discuss finance and life!

I’m buying a house currently and have been learning a lot on the process.

#1 thing I have learned?

HOUSES ARE FREAKING EXPENSIVE!!!!

I haven’t even bought the darn thing yet and I’m already out 2 grand, with promise of another 20 grand at closing.

*queue heavy breathing into paper bag*

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Map to 1,000,000 Doubloons – September 2015 Update

Ahoy mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss finance!

Everyone knows that to the best pirate around, you need to have a big pile of coins to hide!

-Why have the coins if you’re just going to hide them?

Because it’s fun! It’s the pirates’ way!

-I will never understand pirates.

Well I will never understand parrots so that makes us even.

Now, the amount of coins desired by each pirate varies, some want a little pile to call their own, others want to own Fort Knox. Myself, I have set a fairly reasonable goal to get to a Net Worth of $1,000,000 simply because it’s a nice round number.

As of the 1st of this month, I have a net worth of 148,546.92 doubloons!

Last month my net worth was 150,008.27 doubloons! That means I have decreased by 1,461.35!

Not the best month I’ve had, but better than last month’s decrease.

-Eh.

Here’s how it breaks down:

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Free Money! – September 2015 Update

Ahoy Mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss finance!

Welcome to another month of money (and life)…and other things!

-Why are we posting? Everyone knows the answer is 42.

No no no, that’s the answer to “life, the universe, and everything.”

Our blog is about “money (and life)… and other things!” It’s in the tagline.

-We have a tagline?

Yes we have a tagline, it’s up…over…left….WHERE IS THE TAGLINE???

-Should these people really be coming to you for advice?

Probably not, I hope they come to be entertained at least. I gotta figure out how to put the tagline up…

BUT I shall not fix that today! Today we shall be talking about dividend income!

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Credit Cards Can Save You Money

Ahoy mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss finance!

-And lie to you!

What?! No! We are not going to lie to our friends!

-But you said we were going to discuss finance.

…and we are…

-No! The title says “Credit Cards Can Save You Money.” Obviously we are either lying to our friends or this is going to be one of those parody articles where you give good advise disguised as bad advice.

Ok, you have a point, but I really am being honest!

Let me explain.

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Stopping Donations…For Now

Ahoy mateys!

This is the Captain speaking with my feathery companion Norry to discuss life!…with a dash of finance as well.

-Wow Captain. I’d say you were being generous but from the title it looks like the opposite.

I agree, but there is a reason behind the madness which I am going to share!

-Oh goody.

Oh hush you.

For any who have seen my last budget or read this post, you know I enjoy giving to charity and have done so for awhile.

Somewhat sadly, I have made the decision to temporarily stop my charitable giving for now.

-“Sadly”? You get an extra 400 doubloons a month and you are sad!?

Yes! Donating is very important to me!

-Well then, why are you stopping?

Two reasons: paperwork and a new year.

-…you lost me.

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