Author Archives : Mrs WoW

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…

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…

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. …

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…

Becoming My Own Boss


In my last post, I discussed the ever present side hustle.  I also presented my plans to incorporate a new beside hustle into my already established business.  But I’d like to take a minute and rewind a bit.  I want to tell you how I got to where I am in the first place.  Here’s how I became my own…

Crawling Into Savings


 A Day in the Life of Mrs.Wow The other day I witnessed something really cool. I was in the middle of re-evaluating one of my kiddos, when all of the sudden she started crawling.  It was the very first time she had ever moved forward on her hands and knees (something her mother had been waiting patiently for a few…

Rethinking the Thought That Counts


The holidays are upon us.  There are decorations in the stores, holiday music on the radio and ads popping up around every corner telling you what you need in order to have a memorable holiday. The further I get down the rabbit hole of financial independence and frugality, the further away I get from materialism and consumer goods. And if…

FinCon 2017: Better Late Than Never


Alright, I must admit that we are a little late to the FinCon wrap-up post party.  My apologies! But like the saying goes, better late than never. FinCon was amazing! Mr. Wow and I had the best time.  It was amazing to meet so many more people in this community and get to hear their stories firsthand.  Now we have…