Monthly Archive: February 2016

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Getting Paid To Buy a House

Two years ago we bought a house for the first time. When the process was done, our real estate agency paid us nearly $3, 500. If we had done things slightly differently, we might have got almost twice that amount back. Buying a home can be expensive and daunting, but getting money back at the end makes it a bit sweeter. When someone sells their home with a real estate agent,...

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January 2016 Expenses

Happy 2016 everyone! It’s been a great start to the year for the Freedom35 family. Here is a quick recap of the first month of the year: It’s been one year since we started the blog. We’ve had a lot of fun writing, keeping our selves accountable, learning new things, and meeting like minded people. The Little Man celebrated his first birthday, which we used...

Bringing up Baby: Year One Costs

How much does raising a child cost in the first year? Would you believe me if I said all the baby stuff you need for the first year doesn’t cost that much? We had no idea what expenses to expect as we started our child-rearing experiment, but being numbers and spreadsheet nerds, we documented everything along the way and can share our experience. Good news: there wasn’t that much expensive stuff to buy, less...

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