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Back on the FI horse – getting financially back on track

Back on the FI horse – getting financially back on track

My last update was March 23, a couple weeks into Covid madness. After that, with the exception of a couple of posts linked to other blogs, I went into a Covid fog. While I was always writing posts in my mind, I could not find […]

My “Why FI” featured on the Minted Latte Blog!

My “Why FI” featured on the Minted Latte Blog!

Boy this pandemic has thrown me for a loop to say the least. Like a weeble-wobble it has knocked me back and forth and it’s taken a lot of effort to stabilize from day to day. Slowly though as I adjust to the new normal […]

What Am I Gonna Do With All These Beans? How COVID-19 Changed My Frugal Behavior

What Am I Gonna Do With All These Beans? How COVID-19 Changed My Frugal Behavior

My last post was my first monthly review. It was the last day of February but I wrote about how we did in January. That same day I did something unusual for me since having found the Financial Independence movement (FI) just over a year […]

Status Check On Our Progress Towards Financial Independence – January 2020 Recap

Status Check On Our Progress Towards Financial Independence – January 2020 Recap

Let’s talk about money. Something I really enjoy about the FI community is that they talk about money! I think it’s important to talk about and not treat it like a taboo subject. To be honest, I feel a wee bit queasy as I write […]

Our First Year on our Journey to Financial Independence – How Did We Do?

Our First Year on our Journey to Financial Independence – How Did We Do?

One of the reasons I started this blog was to hold myself accountable and measure our progress on our journey to FI. I am a fan of J. Money’s blog Budgets Are Sexy. A recent post of his got me thinking of what we have accomplished […]

Why I’m FIred Up About Driving a 10 Year Old Car

Why I’m FIred Up About Driving a 10 Year Old Car

I had an epiphany that Financial Independence = a shift in mindset. Like I said, “shift happens“. This shift in mindset saved me $37,656 dollars. Yep, here’s how.   HOW MY TOTALLY RELIABLE 10 YEAR OLD CAR CAME INTO MY LIFE In my Pre-FI, zombie-hamster-wheel, head-in-the-sand life […]

SHIFT HAPPENS – How To Find Money By Changing Your Mindset

SHIFT HAPPENS – How To Find Money By Changing Your Mindset

Here’s my big take away from learning about Financial Independence: it’s a SHIFT IN MINDSET. This shift was the catalyst for our plan and our drive to start taking action. Here’s what we have done so far since January of this year. CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND […]

HOW TO GET FROM FINANCIALLY CLUELESS TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

HOW TO GET FROM FINANCIALLY CLUELESS TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE

Financial Independence (FI)  rocked my world. Since being illuminated with FI the next step was to make an assessment of our current situation so I could come up with a plan on how to get us there. Here’s a snap shot of our financial situation […]