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Well That Wasn’t What I Was Expecting


Ahh travel… We have a saying in this house. No one remembers when things go exactly as to plan. I mean seriously, who likes a travel story  that goes like this: We showed up and breezed through security.  Then we boarded a flight that was completely uneventful and comfortable.  Then we got to our destination, and the hotel was exactly…

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…

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. …

Wisdom from Years of Bike Commuting


Given the time of year, I want to approach a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Commuting on a bike, not that kind, like the good old-fashioned pedal kind. I figure there are plenty of you that either just got a new bike, or are preparing to undertake a resolution to start commuting to work on your…

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…