unsplash-logoShot by Cerqueira This started out with me trying to think of a way to convince a family member to start saving more (anything at all) without being too invasive. Thankfully my better half smacked me straight before I embarked on that plan. Something about how nobody likes being told how they should save money … Read moreHow We First Started Saving
Part 2: Reigning in Spending This post is the second part in a series about steps that someone new to pursuing FI might take during the first year. Here is where you can find Part I: Assess Your Situation. Reigning in your spending is definitely the next step that I would advise someone who is … Read moreThe First Year of Pursuing FI – Part 2
This really shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is to me. For the last 7 years, the lights on my garage have been on. The previous owner either installed them himself or had a friend put them in. They were on a circuit that couldn’t be turned off and on. So, they were on, … Read moreFWOTW
Part 1: Assess Your Situation This post consists of three main topics: Figuring Out Your Net Worth Tracking Your Spending Calculating Your Savings Rate Side note on goals for spending, savings rate, and net worth: I am not discussing these goals here because they are so specific to each person/family. If you have not figured … Read moreThe First Year of Pursuing FI – Part 1
In July, I decided it would be fun to tally up how much we’ve saved this last year since we’ve really been putting our minds to it. I’m finally getting around to posting the results. I will share the total and details below. First, here are some rules I used to decide what to count … Read moreA Year of Intentional Saving
FI: technically, the letters mean Financially Independent. However, we use FI as a word all the time, with a different meaning. A good example would be me saying something like this: “Look babe, we just took a 10-day vacation using credit card bonus points, we are FI as shit!” What I realized after thinking about … Read moreFinancial Independence: Make it Part of Your Vocabulary
What exactly does this mean? It relates to how we are tackling the route to financial independence (FI). When we first started down this path a year ago. Every little change we made was exciting and celebrated. If only between the two of us. That trend of keeping it between the two of us has … Read moreQuietly Seeking Financial Independence
This is where we found ourselves on our twentieth wedding anniversary. Sitting on a beach in Puerto Vallarta and wondering about our next twenty years. We want more of this. Not necessarily Mexican beaches, but the freedom that this represents. That is, the freedom to do what we want with our time. We can do … Read moreWe made it twenty years! Now what?