Month: July 2019

The Financial Seasons of Life

“This too shall pass” are words of wisdom and especially comforting when we are in a tough season. Everything, in this life, must come to an end. Fritz at The Retirement Manifesto wrote a great post about the biggest lesson from his first year in retirement. In this post, Fritz talks about milestones and while …

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A Review of Playing with FIRE

Maybe you’ve heard there is a documentary out about the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement. It’s called Playing with FIRE. I’ve seen it a couple of times now and so I thought I’d write a review. I was a backer of the film which meant I was emailed a link to watch an early …

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Pay Attention to The Pivotal Moment

In recovery, pivotal events are often referred to as moments of clarity. These are the moments in your life when you recognize you are on a dead-end road and change courses. Additionally, these are the moments when everything is crystal clear and you distinctly know why you are here. The problem is we get busy …

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What if Financial Independence is Not for You?

The concept of financial independence may be daunting for some people. The more I write about it, the more I recognize that. Additionally, while I’d love to believe anyone can achieve it if they want, that may not be realistic. Actually, what I think is most important is for anyone to be able to achieve …

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Frugal Summertime Tips

We are in the full swing of summer when the living is easy, kids (and teachers) are off school, and the days are almost endless. I simply love the summertime and would spend the entire thing outside if I could. I’ve discovered there are so many free and/or affordable things to do outside in the …

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