I really thought I had something here, a random note about a phenomenon in a spiral notebook from 15 years ago. A capital 'L' lead that would translate into a solid post that was relevant to two different threads on my blog. I personally do not blog posts like "Top 10 Most Common Currency Denominations". … Continue reading All For Naught
Do you know what happens to the guy who spends his whole paycheck on state of the art body armor from his neck to his toes so that when the end of the world comes he is ready? Yeah, that guy gets shot in the head on Day One. FIRE is a lifestyle. I love … Continue reading My Wish List
Discipline is the MOST IMPORTANT factor in the FIRE ideology. It is not simply a matter of income or frugality. One without the other will not lead to the promise land. Plenty of times we have seen the high income earner go down in flames because they lack the ability to control their impulse spending … Continue reading Where Does Discipline Come From?
It's 2005 and we have just moved to a new state. We have new jobs. A pile of money from the sale of our first house and a baby due in 5 months. (Part 2 of 4 - Personal backstory) Once we zeroed in on the area/school district where we wanted to live, we needed … Continue reading So We Built a House
All told, we sunk $ 58,000 into the cottage once we got it solely into our possession. Not only did we want to make some permanent changes and upgrades, but we knew if we were going to list it as a vacation rental it needed to be remodeled. Personally, I could watch HGTV all day … Continue reading The Cottage Renovation