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.  I used to write it all the time in high school.  I can so do this.


That was at 9:27am this morning.


Then life happened.


I got home from work, wrote reports, scheduled clients, chatted with my employee, responded to emails and phone calls, you get the picture.  Even though I wanted to do a FIi-iku, I convinced myself I just didn’t have time.


Enter Guy On Fire’s timely post about limiting beliefs. It’s now 8:26pm 9:19pm 9:47pm and here I am getting it done. Thanks GOF, you’re words have already inspired a change in my mindset.


Hope you enjoy the short post today! And shout out to Crispy Doc for spearheading this whole thing!!



A unique mindset
Valuing time and freedom
Breaking the cycle


Hustle, hack, invest. Repeat
Down the rabbit hole


And one I wrote previously for MSF’s 10 Questions:


FI life is the best
To do what one wants, no buts
Waffles are good too


  • My Sons Father May 1, 2018 at 3:44 am

    Love these! You’ve done the FI-iku series proud!
    My Sons Father recently posted…Poetry of Financial Independence

    • Mrs WoW May 1, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      Glad I got my act together and did it. It was super fun!

  • Poetry of Financial Independence - My Sons Father May 1, 2018 at 4:17 am

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  • Fritz @ The Retirement Manifesto May 1, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Who knew!?

  • FIRECracker May 1, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    FI poetry! So fun!

    • Mrs WoW May 1, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      FI + poetry = FI-etry?

  • wendy May 2, 2018 at 8:00 am

    No self promoting, eh? But your name is 5 syllables…

    Waffles on Wednesday
    Mr. Money Mustache guy
    Who are these people?

    Jim C. Simple Path
    Mind the gap ‘tween in and out
    Watch out for high fees

    Millennial Rev
    Geographic arbitrage
    No horny house peeps

    Is FIRE alone enough?
    Mr. 1500 Days
    Works on happiness

    One year no buying
    Happy Philosopher says
    Except for skivvies

    Afford Anything
    But not all at the same time
    Mindfulness is all

    • Mrs WoW May 2, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      This is AMAZING! Totally made my day


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