Browsing Category : Life

Busy is No Longer an Excuse


I wish I had time for that, but I’m too busy When I get some more free time, I’ll do [insert activity here] Or when someone asks how I am and I respond, “I’m good, just busy!” I have been saying these phrases all too often.  Quite frankly, I am sick of hearing myself say them. And I’m sure that…

Happy National Waffle Day!!!!


Today, August 24th, is National Waffle Day!!  At least here in the US, March 25th is National Waffle Day in Sweden. According to the Smithsonian: On this day in 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, N.Y. patented his invention, the stove-top waffle iron. While waffles irons of sorts have existed since the 1300s, Swarthout intended to perfect the design by adding a handle…

How Hypothermia Taught Me to Always Trust My Gut


You ever have that feeling when you know something is wrong, but you convince yourself that it isn’t? Maybe you’re doing something new and you don’t quite know what to expect, so you keep telling yourself that everything is ok.  Or, maybe you bring up your discomfort to a friend only to have them shoot you down and tell you…

Guest Post on 1500 Days: The Bigger Picture


Hey friends, today’s post is an extra special post for me.  This week I was fortunate enough to get to guest post on 1500 Days.  Being that this blog was one of the very first FI blogs I started reading, I can not be more honored by this. In addition, this post gives you glimpse of something I am super…

Random Questions With MySonsFather


So, our buddy over at MySonsFather asked us a bunch of random questions.  We returned the favor and gave him a bunch of random answers. He does a lot of great stuff, from killing off debt, to fathering two young sons.  We’re honored to be a part of his random questions series.   You might find something informative, or even entertaining…

Maybe Retirement is the Wrong Term


Retirement is such a loaded word.  When I hear it, and most people hear it, they think of those stupid commercials with the geriatrics sitting on the beach, hobbling after their grand kids. I don’t know that retirement is the word I want to use for what our goal is.  Maybe financial independence?  That’s a good way to put it.…

The Quest for 1,000,000 UR Points


Credit Card churning is something that goes hand-in-hand with the whole FIRE and slow travel mentality.  If you are going to be traveling around and there’s a company out there that will give you a handsome sum to do something you are doing anyway, why not?  At the moment we’re approaching 1 Million Chase Ultimate Rewards points, and here’s some…

Going For a Bike Ride- Part 3


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, sort of.  This is Part 3.  You can catch up on Part 1 & Part 2. Here’s a brief update on what’s happened since the last installment: There’s been no movement on the…

Going For Bike Ride – Part 2


When it comes to the arguments against FI most people always resort back to the tried and true: But, what if you get hit by a bus? Well, I did (er, a car, but still). This is a continuation of Part 1. Before we go further, I want to make it clear. I never intended to sue the girl that hit me,…

Not all Detours Are Created Equal


Today’s post happens to be a guest post I did for our friend Tonya over at Budget and the Beach. Here’s a glimpse: I’ll begin by telling you a story. It was before we fully went down the FIRE rabbit hole.  At this time we were still somewhat thrifty and attempted to keep costs down, but I digress: Story Time…