Just like the fire that you have at your camp site or the kind that starts an inferno on the side of the road, no two are exactly alike. Fire has been described as having a mind of its own and being unpredictable. Just like the FIRE in the financial community each is unique and as much as you plan and try to control your fire, you never know what will truly happen until its time. Continue reading
Let’s do the side hustle!
If you know the song then I’m sorry in advance because it is so catchy and will be stuck in your head the whole day! But it is a happy song and I am happy that we have set up some side hustles. In the beginning of the year we set a few goals for 2018 and starting a side hustle by April was one of them. Continue reading
Things I have learned as a new blogger
As a new blogger the biggest contributor to actually getting this blog up and going was ProBlogger’s course called The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Blog. I am a serious researcher, I research just about everything we do. The course saved me a lot of research time and second guessing myself. Continue reading
They say what doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger! A lot of strong, successful people are where they are today because of something that ‘made them stronger’. Possibly from a traumatic event or even just their lifestyle growing up. But is it really the things that didn’t kill us, that makes us stronger? Continue reading
Earlier this week marked the halfway point for our 40 Day Frugal/Financial challenge. I have to admit that I like this financial challenge a lot better then some other things I have given up for 40 days! I tried to give up coffee one year and didn’t even make it halfway through. Now looking back I should have chose not to buy coffee outside of the house and just drink my home brewed coffee. Continue reading
We have all heard people say that if you love your job, then it isn’t really work. Or if you do what you love then you’ll never work a day in your life. What does that even really mean?!?!
Does that mean that if you don’t LOVE your job then you cannot be happy at work?
Do you have to LOVE your “work” in order to want get up in the morning? Continue reading
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Choosing the right person to spend the rest of your life with (and share money) is no easy task! Marriage is a big commitment and isn’t something that should be taken lightly. I remember when I was growing up I had poster on my wall titled 21 Suggestions for Success and the number one suggestion was to Marry the right person, this one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. I believe that to be 100% correct! Continue reading
F.I.R.E. is an acronym used for Financial Independence/Retire Early. This can also be shortened down to just FI, some people don’t like to mention the retire part. Perhaps because when you think of retired you’re not picturing a 30 or 40 year old. Whatever the reason, its still the same general idea. For the purpose of this post we will just stick to the basics and keep it sweet and simple. Continue reading
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Each month we all have a certain number of reoccurring bills that we cannot avoid; utilities, cable, insurance . . etc. Even for those who are debt free, retired, have financial freedom or independence, they still have to pay for the basics. Here are some ways we save on our monthly bills. Continue reading
Recently we came across a post from Adventure Rich on Twitter and it seems they were inspired by a post from 99to1percent about a 40 Day Frugal/Financial Lent Challenge. We have always loved a good challenge and decided to accept the challenge as well! Today we will join them and many others as we challenge ourselves to do something frugal starting today Wednesday February 14th until Saturday March 31st, about 40 days.
Believe it or not choosing what to do for the challenge was a little hard to narrow down. It was hard to come up with ideas that we could do constantly for the entire 40 days that would save us money. There were a few we could knock out in a day or so, but we felt that wouldn’t be appropriate for this challenge. So over the next 40 days we have decided on two things that we feel we could successfully commit to and would save us money.