If you say that someone is whistling in the dark, you mean that they are trying to remain brave and convince themselves that the situation is not as bad as it seems. What are you afraid of? Whether you are worried about income deficiency, financial distress or investment peril, the method to overcome or at least withstand the immediate danger is probably based off of the … Continue reading Whistling In The Dark
I have published a post recently that was full of advice, but perhaps vague advice. It is one thing to outline the solution to a hypothetical with a proposed solution. It is quite another thing to lay out a real world example. I thought it was time to introduce a real life example of what I … Continue reading Flying To FinCon for FREE
A question as old as time. 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 am going to get some value in return. Project Scale, … Continue reading When Do You Call The Guy?
I know you are scared, money problems are scary. Whether it was fretting about being over 40 and having no plan for retirement or just coming to the realization that you have a pretty good job but still can't seem to pay all the bills. Maybe anxiety at night over ever finding a career after … Continue reading Don’t Worry Little Donkey
We all have our crosses to bear, mine is an in-law problem named Maria. My wife is a lovely, intelligent, emotionally balanced, funny, kind woman, her older sister is a train-wreck. Since their parents are both deceased, Maria has become my wife's family problem and therefore my in-law problem. Maria chose to divorce her husband … Continue reading A Problem Like Maria