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Financial Independence

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 […]

My FI Story on the Late Starter to FI Series!

My FI Story on the Late Starter to FI Series!

One of my favorite Financial Independence blogs is LateStarterFire. Late Starter is a 40 something woman from Australia who writes about her journey to Financial Independence. She’s a great writer and I can really identify with her story being a “late starter” myself. Also I […]

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 […]

When Decluttering and Financial Independence Cross Paths

When Decluttering and Financial Independence Cross Paths

A few years ago I saw Marie Kondo, the author of “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” on a morning news show. It was a brief interview but had an immediate impact on me. She demonstrated how to […]

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 Frugality and Zero-waste Can Be Best Friends

Why Frugality and Zero-waste Can Be Best Friends

Back in 2014 I read the book Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson. If you haven’t heard of it she’s known for making her home and life as close to zero-waste as possible. She thought up ways to reduce how much trash she and her […]

FRUGAL FOODIE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY

FRUGAL FOODIE WAYS TO SAVE MONEY

I went from being a spendy gourmet to a frugal foodie after finding the Financial Independence (FI) movement. What I learned from the FI community is that there are three main categories of expenses that typically eat up people’s budgets the most: housing, transportation, and […]

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 […]