Author Archives : Mrs WoW

A Tale of Two Races


The Beginning   Before I jump in, I wanted to give a shout out to the Happy Philosopher, since this post was born out of a chat I had with him at last year’s FinCon. It’s funny how a simple mention of a story while talking with a friend can lead into a full on discussion about life. Thanks HP for…

Staying in Shape Without a Fancy Gym Membership


Changes on the Path the FI   Since starting on the path to financial independence, there have been a lot of changes in the waffle household. Fortunately for you, most of these changes I have already written about. These changes include how I: reduced my phone bill learned to compost started decluttering cut back on my carbon footprint started a…

Ode to Merc


Let’s just say that the last 4-6 weeks have been a little rough over here in the waffle household.  I don’t know if Mr. Wow felt it, but I sure did. So many things were just out of control.  Sleep, eating, stress, beer consumption, lack of working out, poor work productivity.  I felt as if my life was in a…

MythBusters: Composting Edition


Five lessons we have learned since starting to compost.  Let’s bust some myths.   Guys, I have an announcement to make. We have been legit composters for 1 1/2 years now. Can you believe it?   And not only are we legit, we have actually been successful too.  Damn, it feels good to be a ganster composter.     For people…

Happy (Financial) Independence Day!


Hey Wafflers and Happy Financial Independence Day!   Regardless if you are already FI, close to it, or still grinding away, today is a great day to celebrate where you are on your journey. Take a minute to reflect and smile because of everything you have done so far. We wanted to personally thank you for taking time out of…

OT on FIRE


Wandering the Path to Financial Independence as an Occupational Therapist   The longer I wander down the path to financial independence, the more I find people from various different professions.  Many of which are in tech or software development, accounting or finance, or are lawyers, doctors, or physicians. I’ve even found a bunch of physical therapists who are pursuing FI. But…