Hey there. How are you doing? I hope you’re well. While you’re here, I’m going to talk about my relationship to the things and ideas that will set me free on my journey into FI. I have been thinking about it a lot and, well I guess I could sum up my goals into “No … Continue reading On Me… Dude, Who Are You?
FI, and more specifically FIRE, can really make people uncomfortable. I mean, people who don't understand it might feel uncomfortable. FI sounds like a scam when you first here it. It's a deviation from the norm and people are all like "BUT HOW WILL YOU LIVE WITHOUT GOING TO WORK??" So it feels a little … Continue reading 5 Ways To Come Out To Your Family As F.I.
The story of how I got a $44,000/year office job without a bachelor's degree. I was on my way to getting a 4-year degree like everyone else. I had an AA already and I was attending the University of Central Florida. At this point, I was working at a grocery making minimum wage and my … Continue reading My Story Of Slithering Up the Work Ladder
I was thinking a while ago about how this journey started out for us. We have a pretty good cushion now... Something like 8 1/2 years worth of F@#k you money saved up. But I can remember a time when I was frantically trying to find more work so we could keep saving money, or … Continue reading How We Invested $15,000 With Entry Level Jobs
When Ms. Up and I bought the house we are currently living in, we knew it needed a ton of work. As you can read in my introductory post, this house was cheap and dirty, which was fine with us because we wanted to put in the time and effort to fix it up … Continue reading Are You Going To Hire Someone To Do That?
So maybe you're younger, like me, just getting started with your journey of a "financially responsible life". Great! Maybe you want a lot of money, a nice house, a nice car because that's what financially savvy people do... Okay, I get it. What kid doesn't want that? But maybe you also want free time for … Continue reading Choose Your Life First
As Mr. Up alluded to in his introduction, we entered the world of extreme frugality with a bang. Literally, we were in a head-on collision that completely uprooted our lives, and this indirectly led us down the path of FI. There’s a lot to discuss on the financial side of this equation, but since my … Continue reading On Trama… Written By Ms. Up!
I think most people remember a time when they didn't have very much money, even if you have saved money since you were a little kid. Maybe a time where freedom from a 9 to 5 job seemed like a distant dream. The other day, I stopped to get gas on my way to work … Continue reading On Poverty… Dude, Why Do You Care?