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?
There is a new Budget Graphing tool that is very popular on Reddit's Financial Independence thread right now. It is from SankeyMATIC. I was very drawn to the way it looked so I decided to check it out for myself. After tinkering around with the basic model for a few minutes, I was able to … Continue reading Monthly Budget with SanKey
We learn more from our money mistakes than we do from our money victories. This is exactly what AJourneytoFI and ChroniclesofaFatherwithCents are trying to do with this new chain gang. What money mistakes did you make and how can the rest of us learn from your errors? A noble endeavor and one to which I … Continue reading Budget Bungles, Money Muddles, and Fiscal Flubs
I hemmed and hawed about posting this one. I have kept this list for years just to lament over some of the serious money I have spent over the years. Plenty of these entries can be justified as a good allocation of resources. Heck, splurging for Lasik surgery was the best $2,700 I ever spent. … Continue reading Crying Over Spilt Money
Risk tolerance is a question everyone involved with personal finance has to ask themselves at some point or another. While I dream and scheme of level 8's, I will probably only ever pull off 7's. My wife has nightmares about 4's. Call it the Bilbo Baggins problem. You can play it nice and safe and … Continue reading Fortune Favors the Bold