Updated Thoughts On Zillow

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Gratuitous cat picture.

Back in October I had the pleasure of attending FinCon, the financial bloggers conference. While all of the keynotes and smaller presentations were excellent, one of the best parts about FinCon was simply getting a chance to meet a variety of people across the financial blogosphere. And one of my [...]

FPL On Call – Discounts On Our Utility Bill

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Over the last year, our electric bill has averaged $120/month. There are no residential natural gas lines running to our area, so this covers all of our energy needs. But I’m not going to complain if I can shrink it without effort on our part.

We know we’re not particularly light on [...]

What You Need To Know About Flood Insurance Rate Changes – Part 2

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Welcome back to Part 2 of our mini-series on flood insurance and recent changes to NFIP.

In this series, we’re trying to answer some questions that came up after particularly hyperbolic news articles about changes to the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program).

If you’re just joining in, feel free to start at the beginning

Unravel [...]

Really, I’m Not Kidding – Move To Florida!

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This guy loves living in FL!

One of my friends who lives in DC loves to complain about paying federal income taxes every year – ironically he’s a federal government employee so his salary is paid out of federal taxes. Nonetheless it’s pretty predictable that at least once or twice around March or April [...]

Home Value Update – How To Use Market Comps

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How much is this view worth?

Like we mentioned in our recent balance sheet post, we booked an increase in the value of the PoP homestead, our primary residence. This is the second increase we’ve booked since we originally wrote our original series on determining a home’s value, so I thought I’d do a [...]