Bike Ride Part V – Subrogation & Spite


To the typical rebuttal to the frugal way of life, and working toward our FI plans: But, what if you get hit by a bus? Well… I did, only it was a car.  This is Part 5.  You can catch up on Part 1, Part 2,  Part 3 & Part 4. Recap So, I’m sure you’re just as shocked as I am that there…

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Wandering with the Wows: Cambodia By Bike


Finding Inspiration The other weekend we had a grand ole time in Portland, Oregon, with lots of running around town, drinking delicious beers, and stuffing our faces with incredible food (see below).  But the best part of it was hanging out with a few awesome peeps.  And not the ones that Mr. 1500 dunked in his beer; the ones who are also…

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Half Marathon – Only Half Crazy!


So, there we were, standing there in the cold.  Waiting for the gun to go off and start the race of our lives.  It’s hard to fathom all the time and effort that went into simply reaching this moment.  We’re in the crowd, shoulder to shoulder with people.  BANG!  The gun goes off and the crowd surges forward spilling through…

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The World Through the Lens of FI- Rap Edition


Today we wanted to share a little game we play in the Kingdom of Waffles.  Ever since we have been on the path to FI, we tend to interpret things from the outside world as if they were referencing parts of the FI mindset. We find that this happens especially with songs.  We’ll hear a lyric and automatically assume that…

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Whose idea was this Half Marathon Anyway?


At some point in the end of last year, I mentioned to Mr 1500 that we should do a half-marathon as round 2 of our fitness challenge.  It seemed like a great idea.  I was kind of shocked that he actually agreed to it. So, while I have actually been running and training for this thing, I haven’t actually been…

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From Renting to ‘Rents and Back (Part 2)


In my last post I set the stage for how Mr.Wow and I decided to move back in with my parents. Today I’m going to hash out how it went and what the take-aways were.  I think it is also time for a change from Mr. Wow’s dense and lengthy informative small business series to something (hopefully) a little more amusing. …

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Executing the Elusive Mega Backdoor Roth


Welcome to Part 5 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional before…

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Setting Up a Big Boy 401k


Welcome to Part 4 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional before…

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WTH is a Distribution?


Welcome to Part 3 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional before…

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From Renting to ‘Rents


Two years ago, Mr. Wow and I did something crazy!  Something neither one of us ever thought we would do, especially within our adult and married life. We were in an interesting spot in life.  A few big changes had already occurred and we were looking to make a few more. During and after college, we had both lived with…

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