A question as old as time. Handiness vs Frugality and When Do You Call The Guy? The answer varies from 'never' to "before anything actually goes wrong....just in case." Like most of the FIRE community, I hate parting with money. I usually don't unless I have to, or at least when it feels like I … Continue reading When Do You Call The Guy?
Remembering The Good Old Days There are many things I used to do that I no longer do. Some things I no longer do are because they are stupid things to do. Other things I don't do because I just can't actually do them anymore (is break-dancing still happening somewhere?) I keep thinking about the … Continue reading The Good Old Days
As I hit my First Blogaversary, I have noticed how complicated this 'running a blog' thing can really be. I also noticed that I have developed little tricks to make my blogging life easier. Why not share, right? After all, the general consensus is that we here in the FIRE niche do not openly compete … Continue reading Blogger Help and Hints
This chart is of the fund rates I pay in my retirement portfolio. My 401k charges me 0.35% per fund to use an outside brokerage. This sucks, but otherwise I am stuck with the choices available at the 401k site and they all have at least a 0.4% base. Generally, I do not like to … Continue reading Fund Rates
Starting Off The New Year Right! We went up over $30,000 this month. Part of that was a continuing great market, but I also decided to pay off a bunch of debt over the last month or two. You guys with all of your debt hate have rubbed off on me and I decided to … Continue reading Kicking Off 2018 Net Worth