Before getting into my topic today, I just wanted to take a second to reflect and wish everyone a Happy belated Thanksgiving! This year has been an absolute whirlwind for me with getting married, getting Lasik, starting this blog and all the little things that have happened in between. So, cheers to my wife, family … Continue reading Savings Rate vs Investment Rate
When I was a kid, money was something that I used for Pokemon cards and Pogs. It meant that if I did enough chores (above my usual chores), I could get a couple of dollars together to get a fresh pack of Pokemon cards. Even then, I was a consumer - trading my time for … Continue reading The Value(s) of Money
Frugal. Over the course of the 20th century, frugal has become a dirty word synonymous with the word cheap. Once upon a time, being frugal was a revered skill set that almost all families needed to survive. Poor families on one income needed frugality to be able to feed their kids and pay the rent/mortgage. … Continue reading Let’s talk about the F word.
In the FI community there are many people who focus on cutting spending and championing frugality. Conversely, there are many that focus on growing your income and earning potential. The whole point of both arguments is to have a large percentage of your income to devote to saving/investing. The way that I see it is … Continue reading Should I Focus on Spending Less or Earning?
We've all made financial mistakes, whether we realize them or not. Many financial bloggers only detail their successes so I wanted to just put it all out there and tell everyone about the times that I truly screwed up financially. And you know what? It's okay. I've learned from the experiences and become better at … Continue reading Whoops! There Goes My Money
Everyone has a story that explains a bit why they are the person they came to be over their lifetime. Mine has lead me to a path of pursuing FI. My story is no more remarkable than anyone else's, but with some minor changes I've been able to change not only my life, but the … Continue reading My FIstory
Welcome to the FIERbird blog! This blog is for those of us who are sick of the 9-5 and are looking for “something more”. That something more could be the freedom to take a lower paying job that’s more fulfilling, spending more time with family, or travelling the world. Whatever your “something more” may be, … Continue reading Welcome to FIERbird!