Budgets. It's funny how they have such a bad reputation. Even among FI bloggers, it's not uncommon for people to say things like, "I don’t budget; I just bank 50% of what I make and do whatever I want with the rest." I've had other people tell me they don't have a budget, because once … Continue reading The B-word
One of the easiest ways to save money is by cooking as much from scratch as possible. It can be hard to do that when you're working full time, though. I know that when I get home at 6 in the evening and know I only have a few hours of relaxation time, I don't … Continue reading Cheap Eats
So, starting with the amount I listed in my last post hardly makes my goal sound impressive, does it? I can already imagine a typical response: "If I had $350k to start with, I could figure out how to retire early too. Typical privileged trust fund idiot." Let's rewind a little. I grew up in … Continue reading How I got here
As I alluded to previously, I'm not exactly starting from scratch here. I'm in my mid-thirties, have been working continuously my whole adult life (and then some), am married to another working professional, we don't have kids, and we have never spent our money recklessly. However, if you asked me a month ago how much … Continue reading State of the Union
I've always thought I was great with money. Turns out I made a lot of stupid decisions.