Recently, Mrs. Frugalwoods of the amazing blog, Frugalwoods, released a novel of their story towards Financial Independence called Meet the Frugalwoods. There have been many mixed reviews of this book. One response article in particular that I would like to address is called "Bring Frugal is for the Rich." The premise of the article is … Continue reading Pursuing FI is a Privilege
I've mentioned before that Kayla and I are in the process of buying our first rental property. I won't go into this much detail on the property until everything is final, but I will say that it is a 2 family and we are planning to live in one unit and rent the other. Therefore, … Continue reading We All Have Too Much Shit
A couple of weeks ago, I was trying to help a friend go through and organize her finances. We've chatted about FI before and she's been fairly interested so she started to read several of the blogs that I have recommended to her. However, when I went over to talk to her, what she asked … Continue reading The Roadmap to FI Series: Part One
Now that the Frugal February Challenge has come to it's natural end, how did we do? Better yet, did we learn anything? Well, our goal for this month was to stay under a $3000/month spend of total living expenses. How Did We Do? We did it!! Let's compare how much we spent in January vs. … Continue reading Frugal February Challenge: Takeaways
Happy belated Valentine's Day everyone!! We're now officially halfway through our Frugal February Challenge and so far our spending has been FAR less than what we spent in January. Just take a look at this chart from our Personal Capital account. This chart may be from the end of last week, but the trend still … Continue reading Frugal February Challenge Check-in
This is the true story of my former coworker, John. John is a car guy. I also love cars so we talk about them all the time. John also recently reached mortgage free life (yay!!) at age 57 and will be beefing up his retirement savings for the next 8 years or so since he … Continue reading Crappy Salad or Aston Martin?
Pursuing Financial Independence (FI) proves to need a completely different mindset in relation to spending money and time than most. I don't want to make the broad statement that it is better, it is just different. A different set of choices, based on different options that most of today's working class may not even know … Continue reading How to Talk about FI