There are 3 philosophies on money that I used to get to F.I. Here is my take on the philosophies and how I used them in my life. Your Money or Your Life This book came out in the 1990’s, but the first time I had heard of the concept of financial independence, it was … More Three Financial Independence (F.I.) money philosophies
We had lots of good conversations at the MMM gathering, but towards the end we had a debate about the effects of inflation. I thought I would do some antidotal comparisons based on my mothers recurring expense journal that she kept from 1959 to 1977 and my own sporadic expense records. I’m not going to … More Inflation
Before Financial Independence, free was a side hustle for me. I always worked on increasing my income by asking for raises every year, but I wasn’t committed to taking the extra time from my life to work another job. So free was the way I ensured the money I made, stayed in my pocket. I … More The value of free before and after F.I.
I recently left my job (8 weeks ago) because I could (yeah!). I’m 54 (now 55) and many people did ask me what was I going to do? Would I look for another job? Was a I retiring? Since I worked in a higher education setting I tried to give them answers they could … More Talking about Money
Beginning week 3 of being unemployed, semi-retired, vagabond. The first two weeks were very busy, I had lists of things I wanted to accomplished. A friend and I held a Garage Sale the very next weekend, a Saturday and Sunday Garage Sale, which for Corvallis is unusual. My garage is cleaner yet again (purge number … More Week 3 of FI
I’m trying to build a rhythm to my day, trying to imagine how it will be without steady job to go to every day. I’m thinking a morning cup of tea, walk to the river to practice my meditation and then home to write for a few minutes. I think I have a lot to … More How long do you want to live?
When tracking your expenses and trying to determine the value of the money spent and the time that took to earn the money, it can be very confusing. How to you measure the value of a college admissions application versus a tank full of gas? (approximately the same dollars left my pocket). Both seemed like … More More about enoughness