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kelvan80

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  1. Do you have anyone you could do skype or messenger calls with? I talked to three people yesterday and a spouse group of 14 ladies.
  2. I feel this. I'd give up my husband's yearly salary to keep him home for the next year. The money means nothing to me right now.
  3. Have you returned???

    1. xMoonBabyx

      xMoonBabyx

      Yep :) Just wish it was under better circumstances lol

  4. kelvan80

    Vacation Plans

    We went to Disneyland on our first debt free vacation. Kiddos were 3 and 5 and I remember it like it was yesterday! Congratulations!
  5. Welcome Helen! What step are you on? How did you hear about LLNOE?

  6. kelvan80

    Living...

    Wow! I can't wait to join you!
  7. Your net worth is going to start to skyrocket!
  8. That's a good chunk of change! We use the interest from the money market to pay bills randomly or HOA at the end of year.
  9. Welcome to LLNOE!

  10. I just wanted to tell you how instrumental you have been in my spouse and I reaching our financial goals.  I truly hope you are able to make a full recovery and able to continue influencing others going forward. 

  11. kelvan80

    Life After Divorce

    Wow honey just so much going on. I agree with Vanguard recommendation or Fidelity if you can use their lowest cost index funds. You have until mid April to get those funded for 2017. Don't let that timeline slip by. I'm glad to see you didn't slip back into BS2. Time for some progress!!!
  12. I'm so glad I checked the blogs. Who would've thought? That's just so awesome.
  13. To help pick the funds and understand retirement a little better read Bogleheads Guide to Investing. Most people are intelligent enough to do this in their own without paying a fee to an ELP. Vanguard and Fidelity both gave low cost index funds that with for most people. Feel free to pm me with questions! You and your spouse crack me up! :-)
  14. We just had baby girl this morning while the site was down. I call that getting things done!!!

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    2. gmarie

      gmarie

      Congrats!!

    3. Plinda

      Plinda

      Congratulations!  Hope you all are doing well.

    4. kelvan80

      kelvan80

      Thanks guys! Already home from the hospital. We are doing great. Tired of course, but she's amazing. 6 lbs 13 oz even right before 37 weeks

  15. kelvan80

    Divorce & Downsize

    Tiny houses are definitely becoming very popular. Sounds like with your equity you might be able to get one of those after a time. I doubt that market will go dowh in the next six months. Use that time to prioritize what you want to keep, purge, store if desired. We watch those shows all the time. I'm glad things are going amicably but it does concern me that you guys still share a banking account.
  16. I'm just so proud of you guys. My dad is in the same place he was. I hope to never walk this path knowing what I know. Both maternal grandmother and my father have type II. Hoping my will is strong enough. I already know what I need to know. Thanks for sharing your entire story. I still say you need to write a book. I'd read anything and everything you write. :-)
  17. Good to see you Gelly. He can just sign up for a roth ira online with vanguard or fidelity. Probably cheaper than whoever you set up an appointment with. Then setup Ayn automatic bank account withdrawal to hit once a month or twice a month to coincide with his paychecks.
  18. kelvan80

    Three weeks in

    Give yourself a goal for your next debt and then try to beat it! Great job so far :-)
  19. I love reading your blog. Prese let me know if you write a book someday. I love your voice and optimism! And i would love that store. I think Carrie would too! Congrats on your hubby's numbers. You guys have worked so hard. It's inspiring for sure.
  20. It's looking good. I love the landscaping rocks with the dark mulch
  21. Nice! Are you guys going to trim the bushes back already?
  22. I like your idea with the pavers and river rock in between
  23. I was following a thread over at bogleheads and the overwhelming response was to use pavers instead of pea gravel especially with the kids. They will get it everywhere
  24. Have you checked out pinterest for colors
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