Even a casual exploration into the career choices of the people drawn to FIRE will expose the more common categories of doctor, lawyer, engineer, and the ubiquitous, I.T. I ended up a lawyer. I did not have the math for engineering, nor the memorization skills for a doctor. I do think I could have made … Continue reading Did I come close to I.T.?
All large expenses should be measured against a cost–value comparison as part of the decision making process. I agree with that. The FIRE niche is a tough crowd when it comes to convincing people to spend money on intangible outcomes. However this post argues that those who would disparage spending money on college education are … Continue reading You are Wrong About College
My very first car was a 1978 red Plymouth Volare Station Wagon that I bought with my own money for $500. I was about to be 16 and about to get my license, at least that was the plan. That car sat in the driveway while I went over every inch of her, tightening bolts … Continue reading Cars I have loved, Part 1
We bought a new car. FLASHING SIGN, STUPID MOVE! My wife was able to get a decent deal through GM's A-1 plan for family members of GM workers. We still paid over $19,000 for a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. I proceeded to get into a one car accident with a post at a Popeye's restaurant … Continue reading Cars I have loved – Part 2
I read a depressing stat today on CNN; The average cost of a wedding was $33,391 last year. This is according to The Knot's Real Weddings study. Every 6 months or so, my wife and I high five each other and reaffirm that NOT having a wedding was one of the best ideas we ever … Continue reading Weddings are for Suckers