Black Friday and Cyber Monday: shopping days that millions of people anxiously wait all year for. As you might imagine, these shopping “holidays” aren’t really our cup of tea. Literally a day after everyone gathers and expresses what they’re thankful for, they’re fighting old women and small children for shit they don’t need that’s only… Continue reading Why People Love Black Friday
Written by Jared Casazza, PT, DPT of FifthWheelPT.com The Goal of Reaching FIRE There is a persistent focus in the financial independence community on reaching FIRE as quickly as possible. This is definitely warranted since a large proportion of the population seems to be very unsatisfied with their profession. Working a job 40+ hours… Continue reading Financial Independence: The End or Just the Beginning?
Well, we’ve taken a major step back in our mortgage payoff goal that we talked about in our article about our Monthly Mortgage Goals. Like a $98,595 step back. Like an alcoholic who just wants to sit in a bar, it was only a matter of time before we fell off the wagon. Well, maybe our… Continue reading Buying Rental Number 10
A couple of weeks ago I began preparing a presentation I was going to give at our second ChooseFI Alabama meetup. I took to the group and crowd-sourced what my topic was going to be. After a number of choices were thrown out, frugality is what most people had voted for. Perfect, one of the… Continue reading How Frugality Saved us $644k
If anyone has ever traveled with me, they know that I tend to overpack…like full-sized luggage bulging at the seams for a weekend trip overpacking. Just look at my article about Unintentional Minimalism, and you can probably get a good idea about how I’d pack based on how hard it is for me to get… Continue reading How to Survive Two Weeks Abroad with Only a Carry-On
Close your eyes and imagine you have more than enough money to meet all your needs. The paid-off house you live in has a fridge and pantry full of food, you have a reliable car with a full tank of gas, and you have two trips abroad planned and paid for. You are easily in… Continue reading How to Win the Lottery
To get that brain matter flowing and get you thinking about your answer throughout the article, we’re going to start this off by asking you a question. How much do you spend a week on food, namely groceries? The big three monthly expenses everyone has are: housing; transportation; and food. Well, we’ve covered housing with: The… Continue reading Our $160 Monthly Food Bill