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My Week Ending April 6, 2018: Allergies, Fever, Root Canal

My Early Retirement Journey This Week: Monday – I started the workday relatively fine. Today was a 9.5 hour shift. I despise it, but it affords me the opportunity to do my side hustle so I have to remember to be thankful for them accommodating me. I was fine when I got there. I helped …

Spring into Success: 5 Bible-Based Steps To Develop a Life Management Plan!

Happy Easter! My original title was Happy Easter: 5 Steps to Develop a Life Management Plan and Resurrect Your Life! That was a bit long. I am openly Christian and if that takes away from my readership, then so be it! So I was listening to the sermon this week online, of course.  Pastor Dale …

Housing for Profit? An Update from Sandra Rinomato

I recently posited:  Is it worth it to get a larger mortgage to increase your potential resale value? As you know from my Budget Struggles, housing is my biggest expense and one I hope to cut down to fuel momentum in My Early Retirement Journey.  After binge watching Buy Herself on Netflix, I thought I …

How the Hysterectomy I Ordered Online Helped Save $70,000 for Early Retirement

I am day 5 post op and the blog post of just how I ordered a hysterectomy online just won’t leave me. After some recent GI achievements, I feel a bit rejuvenated. That combined with the fact that I can finally sit up for more than a few minutes without nausea makes this is a …

Season 1, Episode 4 How I Negotiated Down My Rent

BACKGROUND. As I mentioned in my early  budgeting struggles, housing is my biggest expense and almost caused me to give up on My Early Retirement Journey altogether.  Before my light bulb moment to make my budget work for me instead of the other way around, housing costs really threw a wrench in my 2018 outlook. …

Season 1, Episode 3 The Case for Geoarbitrage

So one of the initial stressors of budgeting was finding an affordable place to live. Therapeutically unsound, my thoughts exist in an all or nothing world. In my proposed spending budget of $2,500/ month, the recommended spending on housing (30%) was $750/month, all in. At my current spending, I was spending about $1,000/ mon on …

Spotlight on: My Early Retirement Journey

Remember the ‘old days’ when online chat rooms were still the thing and people would list and ask for stats upon entering a chat room? I thought that might be a quaint idea to utilize as I browsed and shared other FIRE blogs of interest. As this blog grows, there might be other blogs that …