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. February: How did … Continue reading Frugal February Challenge: Takeaways
Tag: Financial Independence
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 the spirit of keeping our expenses down to reach Financial Independence, Kayla and I have decided to challenge ourselves for "Frugal February." I'm not sure if that's actually a thing, but I'm deeming it one now. In all honesty though, we went out a bit more than usual seeing friends after getting back from our honeymoon … Continue reading Frugal February Challenge!
Happy 2018 Everyone!! Congratulations on another successful trip around the sun! I hope that you were all able to welcome the new year with joyful celebrations and a renewed outlook on life. We spent the midnight hour fast asleep in Germany prior to catching our early morning flight back home to the Northeastern USA. We … Continue reading Cheers to New Year’s Resolutions!
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
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!