Like many financial independence (FI) bloggers, I consider myself to be an introvert. Meeting people for the first or second or eighth time can often be an awkward experience. This was a problem for me most of my life, but recently I figured out what the issue is.
I find that I just don’t have a lot in common with most people. If all you want to talk about is sports, TV shows or celebrity gossip, the conversation is going to run out of steam quickly. However, I can talk endlessly about topics such as architecture, personal finance (ok that one is a given), software development, technology, books, travel, plastic dinosaurs or motorcycles. I find that frugal folks and those on the FI journey tend to have a lot in common and appreciate the same stuff.
So, my problem was that I was looking for friends in all the wrong places. As soon as I realized what I was doing wrong, my friend making skills got a lot better:
- Sports bars: bad
- FI meetups: good
- Fancy parties: bad
- Bicycle events: good
I’ve compiled my best tips in a guest post I wrote for my 2- and 4- legged friends over at Frugalwoods. Please click over to read…
- Why the dinosaurs are playing Scrabble in the picture above
- Why frugal folks aren’t as dangerous as badgers, but why you still need to approach with caution
- Why frugal friends are more loyal than a greyhound (and can help you fix your toilet)
- How I made $10,000/week working from home
OK, I made that last one up, but the rest are all true. Bonus: Click over in the next 30 minutes and we’ll throw in a KISS t-shirt. Wait, no we won’t. Why on earth would we do that?!?
OK, sometimes I can’t stop talking. See, I told you. Put me around frugal people and I can’t shut up. But I will now. Meet you over at Frugalwoods.
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