A practice that is helping me not spend money on stuff is to think through the ultimate end that I’m trying to achieve through the purchase of stuff and deciding if there are other ways to achieve that end.
Come relive with us the cash hemorrhage that was June 2017!
I have been thinking about documenting our unspending phase for some time and as I got into it I realized I need to turn this into a series. So here’s Part 1 of my series on the unspending phase.
We didn’t beat April’s record low for spending but we still ended up well within range of our non-mortgage spending goal – even with a few surprises thrown in.
Doing the April Expense report made me realize I hadn’t yet gone into our overall FI goals and how we hope to get there.
My first foray into writing a monthly expense report and guess what: April was a new record low for us in non-mortgage spending!
This post is a deeper dive into the third element of my rationale for starting this blog – how the pursuit of FI for me is about discovering gratifying work and making a bigger contribution to the world.
This is the follow up to my initial post about our cabin in the mountains. I thought of titling this post “Solving My First World Problem” because we are incredibly fortunate to be faced with the “dilemma” of figuring out how the cabin fits in our journey towards FI.
As I mentioned in my first post there would be more to come on the story of the cabin. This is the first part of a two-part post on how it came to be and how we’re making it fit in to our plans for FI.
Remember when you were a kid and you heard adults talking about becoming financially independent or retiring early? Yeah, I don’t either. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s I think the only time I ever heard anyone mention early retirement was in the context of disability or layoff. Early retirement wasn’t something that people […]