The Cheat Codes of FI

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For those of you following along, you know I’ve been a bit busy lately. In addition to my own music, podcast, and software projects, I’ve also been popping up on other people’s podcasts. A few weeks back I sang a few bars of Michael Bublé on The FI Show with Justin and Cody, and I … Continue reading The Cheat Codes of FI

Misconceptions of FI

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This past weekend The Wife and I went to see Crazy Rich Asians, and really enjoyed it! (Featured image credit: Entertainment Weekly) Having been on the FIRE journey for a few years now, it was fun taking in all the over-the-top luxury on the screen. Of course, this wasn’t the focus of the movie, but … Continue reading Misconceptions of FI

Our Savings Snowball

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In our last few posts, we discussed our financial 180, and our strategies for saving money on food, shopping, and monthly recurring bills. So far, we’ve shown how we uncovered $3000 per month, and used that cash flow to douse the fire on our mortgage from hell. But even with these extra principal payments, the mortgage … Continue reading Our Savings Snowball

Monthly Savings: Food

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There’s no way to sugar coat this. Before our turnaround, we spent a ton of money on food- well over $1000 a month. Coffee shops, bars with friends, eating at restaurants twice a day, convenience foods from luxury supermarkets… if the game was spending money, we were winning. Every weekend was another celebration, and most … Continue reading Monthly Savings: Food

Monthly Savings: Shopping

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In our last post, we showed how we found an extra $1000 per month hiding in our budget. While that was a great start for us, most of these savings were in bills, utilities, automotive, and other miscellaneous areas. This doesn’t give a complete picture of our spending. To better understand this, let’s look at … Continue reading Monthly Savings: Shopping