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
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
My First Jobs, So after you start to read enough Net Worth Blogs you start to notice certain similarities that pop up in this niche scene. The frequency of lawyers, engineers or computer types. The compulsive frugality and thinly veiled narcissism that makes people want to not only leer at each others intimate numbers, but … Continue reading FIRST JOBS