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?
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
I was living what the Romans called Mos Maiorum or 'The Way of Our Ancestors'. To be a good citizen meant a career, or at least in my case, a stint in the Military, Politics, and the Law or Civil Service. "No-one could be so unimaginative, so intellectually idle that he would not be fascinated to know how … Continue reading Mos Maiorum
One of my favorite weeks in coming up soon. My kid's school does a 'SCREEN FREE WEEK' in early Spring. No Technology. The first day or so hurts because we have become so entwined with our various gadgets. It's like my kids are little junior Borgs, my wife is 'Seven of Nine' and I am … Continue reading Unplug and Unwind
I just noticed that it has been a few weeks since I have worn my watch and I am OK with that. Let me stop you Millennials right there from rolling your eyes and explain this a little more. I have worn a watch everyday for 20+ years. I would look at this watch 30 … Continue reading I Don’t Wear A Watch Anymore