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Adventures in Anony-Blogging


We’ve Been Outed   As you could tell from Mr. Wow’s latest post, we are wandering again.  Because of this, today’s post will be a short, but fun one.  It all happened a few months back.   Tales of Being an Anonymous Blogger   Like many others in this blogosphere, the Mr and I have chosen to remain anonymous.  While…

Lessons from One Night in Amsterdam


So, I’m sitting here writing this in the Priority Lounge in Amsterdam.  We’re enjoying a free breakfast, and a free cup of coffee in the airport.  (Thanks Chase Sapphire Reserve Card!!)  But I’m not writing this to talk about all the perks that come from having a great credit card.  Yeah, TSA precheck is nice, priority pass (depending on the…

Happy Cinco De Mayo – Podcast Episode!!


For Cinco De Mayo this year, we celebrated by going on another great podcast.  We love the Countdown To FI podcast, they’re fantastic folks and it was a ton of fun. Be fair warned, it was Cinco De Mayo, there drinks involved.  It’s been described as crass and crude, but that’s what makes it so much fun!! There’s also a…

I’m weird, You should be too


Weirdo. Freak. Misfit. Oddity. All these words have been used to describe me at some point in my life. I don’t know that it’s something to be proud of, and I certainly know that when I was younger it wasn’t something that made puberty any easier. I was always the kid with the big ears that sat in the back…

FI-iku Haiku


A post on a Monday? It’s like waffled french toast- different, but just as good!   So apparently today is a very special day.  It is FI-iku Day aka Financial Independence Haiku Day!   Now, I just learned about this special occasion this morning while reading the brilliant work of My Son’s Father.   I thought to myself. I like poetry.…

Wandering With the Wows: Our Favorite Travel Hacks


As Mr. Wow and I prepare for our upcoming trip to South Africa, I decided to take a moment to highlight the travel hacks we’ve discovered to be extremely helpful throughout all of our travels.  If you are looking for a post about credit card hacking and reaping the rewards, this is not the post for you.  Instead, I’m going…

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…

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…

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…

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…