At the age of 45, I'm healthier than I've been in decades. My weight is about 155, a two-decade low. Yesterday I ran a 5k faster than I've ever run one before. It's all because of FIRE. About The Time A Friend Said FIRE Would Kill Me When I first discovered FIRE way back in 2012, I embraced it almost immediately. I say "almost" because I thought Mr. Money Mustache was … [Read more...] about Fitness, Frugality, and FIRE
I had this conversation with Mrs. 1500 on Saturday: Me: Why do we have a million boxes of cereal? Mrs. 1500: When I see it on sale, I stock up. Me: But we don't have a huge kitchen. We should just buy what we need for the next couple of weeks. I don't care if it costs more. Mrs. 1500: Mrs. 1500 note [after she saw this image]: "You're sleeping on the couch … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Frugality versus Minimalism
If you think money is the goal of us FI bloggers, you'd be wrong. Well, I concede that there may be some of us who have a shallow goal, like accumulating a certain amount of money in a certain amount of days. ***looks in mirror, shakes head, sighs*** On the surface, money is the goal. But deep down, living right is really what we're trying to accomplish. And Ms. Montana is … [Read more...] about Living Right with Montana Money Adventures
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 back to recap last week's question, How much do you spend on haircuts? If you recall, I got an amazing haircut, but I paid a lot for it. Mr. 1500 was surprised at the cost, and I asked you for your opinion. (I'll pass the baton to Mr. 1500 for today's question after our review.) Many of you agreed that $152 isn't all that much for a really great cut, and … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Is Early Retirement an All or Nothing Proposition?
In the name of frugality, sometimes I go overboard. How far will you go? So the dishwasher saga is over. Here's what happened: The problems all started when the dishwasher stopped draining last week. I took it apart and found nothing. I tested the motors and they were fine as well. Frustrated, I swore loudly. Mrs. 1500, thinking much more logically than … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Fuss and Cuss at Dishwashers ‘R’ Us