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Dylan | Trail to FI

July 2017 Spending

Tracking spending is a good way to stay on track for FI and make sure nothing gets out of control. It’s a way to evaluate your decisions and make adjustments for the next month, as necessary. I like to ask myself each month: “Did this purchase bring me […]

The Value of Rest

I felt like taking a break from the FI Fundamentals series to talk about the retirement side of FIRE. This past week I played in the orchestra for a local community theater production of the musical Annie. I had a great time and met a bunch of awesome, […]

FI Fundamental #1: Minimize Spending

This is the first post of a series I’m calling “FI Fundamentals” where I introduce important practices involved to achieve financial independence. I will be publishing each one (six total) throughout the coming days. This is the first FI Fundamental for a reason. Most FI’ers will say that […]

Money and Freedom

I thought it would be fitting for my first blog post to be published on Independence Day, even if I don’t have any readers yet to appreciate its significance. I never thought I would have a blog. I used to think that blogs were either for 1) conceited […]