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
So far on the blog, I've spoken a lot about pursuing Financial Independence (FI) and how important it can be to living a happy and fulfilling life, but what does it really even mean? Financial Freedom The best way to describe Financial Independence is being in a state of freedom from financial stresses. This can … Continue reading What is FI Anyway?
In keeping with my New Year's resolutions, I have been trying to read at least one book every 2 weeks. The first book of the year was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen spends a year putting into action different ideas and philosophies with the goal of being a happier person by the end of the … Continue reading Living a Life of Happine$$
A big (and traditionally expensive) part of getting married is going on a luxurious honeymoon. Personally, I was looking more forward to this than the wedding itself as it was hard for me to stop associating the wedding with frustrating, minute decisions like what napkin colors we wanted. The honeymoon, on the other hand, was … Continue reading Honeymoon Savings and Credit Card Hacking
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