Tag Archives: FI

Four Phases of FI

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. –Mark Twain I think a lot about my life. Probably too much… Phase 1: Normal life Dates: 1973 to October 2012 Money: $0 … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Why FI?

Why FI??!!! Really Mr. 1500, what a crap title! Can’t you come up with anything better? Yes, that is another horrible title. What I’m really asking is this: Why do you strive for Financial Independence? As crazy as it sounds, … Continue reading

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$1,120,000! FI!! (and a bad case of Sphenopalatine Ganglioneuralgia)

All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives, Choosing the shiny ones instead. –Thumbing my Way, Pearl Jam   $1,120,000! Whoah, last week was interesting. If you’ve been paying close attention, you know that I made my goal*,**: And … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Do you take FI too Far? (I have)

Early in my pseudo-career as a blogger, a friend (thanks Wayne!) gave me the best writing advice: Write for yourself. So I have. This explains all of the fart jokes and related silliness. My writing is a reflection of my … Continue reading

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Thursday Rant: One Week is Weak

I had an amazing and disturbing thought the other day. First, I must give you some background. Work, work and work As long as I can remember, I’ve always worked and worked hard. Before I was 14, I mowed lawns, … Continue reading

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Yo ho, yo ho, an FI life for me!

Colorado summers are pretty great. The climate is dry, so the humidity doesn’t overwhelm you. The other thing I enjoy are the huge temperature swings. Even if the mercury climbs to 100 on a cloudless afternoon in mid-July, it isn’t unusual for the … Continue reading

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