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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…

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…

Whose idea was this Half Marathon Anyway?


At some point in the end of last year, I mentioned to Mr 1500 that we should do a half-marathon as round 2 of our fitness challenge.  It seemed like a great idea.  I was kind of shocked that he actually agreed to it. So, while I have actually been running and training for this thing, I haven’t actually been…

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…

V-Day Special!!! A PodCast Just For You!!!


Since we love you all soo much, we decided to give you a very special Valentine’s Day present:  The Wow’s !!! We were interviewed on the Bigger Pockets Money Podcast. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a fantastic show where they interview all sorts of people with interesting stories about money.  And they get the heavy hitters, Mr. Money…

The Very Best & Worst Mentor Ever


The other night I cooked dinner for BF & GF.  They’re both younger and just starting in their careers.  I hate to say it, but I’m old.  I’ve been doing the whole career thing for more than a decade, while I’m not yet 40, I’m old.  I feel it. The conversation shifted to how work was going.  Everyone went around…