Monthly Archives: May 2018
Over the Holiday weekend we went camping in the mountains. I’ll be honest camping is not really my thing, but it’s a cheap way to get away for a day or two. For people on a more frugal budget it’s … Continue reading
The average American family spends around $3000 a year on entertainment. This is of course just the average’ for upper middle class families (say $100,000 a year income) the number is closer to $6000 a year. For us we would … Continue reading
Most financial blogs are not political. That’s not what they are there for, but certain parts of political philosophy and policy will naturally become entangled with the way any FIRE oriented person might think.
Our daughter is 15, so she is at an age when music and friends are the two of the most important things in her life. There is a big concert in town in over a years time (!) so she … Continue reading
Just like in sports, to be successful in the journey to financial independence you need stability and a long term plan in place. In celebration of the end of the English football season on Sunday here are some comparisons between … Continue reading
As we work through our budget there are some days when we spend nothing all day, these are the great days. It was something we try and plan for during the week; if we’ve had an expensive day say with … Continue reading
Over the last hundred years we have obviously come a long way in terms of labor saving devices from microwaves to washing machines to fridges. We have come to take these things for granted and they have freed up a … Continue reading
April seemed like an odd month with the markets veering up 1% one day and down 1% the next. In the end everything stayed fairly level.