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Felicity

Blog Info

Name:
Fetching Financial Freedom
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
financial freedom, financial independence, minimalism, budgeting, happiness, food, adhd, real estate, dog, analysis, visualization, calculators, engineer, boston, frugal, mindful spending, mindfulness, travel
Start Year:
2015

Blogger Bio

Location:
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Age:
20s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Engineer

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Latest Blog Posts

First off, can we all agree that “How to Be Everything” is an amazing title for a book? If you read enough self-help or management books, after a while they all seem to be just the same message repackaged over and over again (Not that anything can be totally original, but you know what I mean). I watched Emilie Wapnick’s TED talk about “multipotentiality” close to a year ago on the ...
Posted: Oct 14 2017 @ 5:09 PM
My condolences. Seriously, car shopping sucks. Here are a few lessons we picked up to make it less sucky, mostly focused on buying from a dealership (for Craigslist shopping, LifeHacker has you covered). [This is a continuation of our previous article, Why Did We Just Spend $1150 Repairing Our $500 Car?, which you should totally check out if you haven’t already read it.] Get a Burner Phone & Spammy Email We love to ...
Posted: Jul 20 2017 @ 1:24 PM
So we just spent $1150 on car repairs… oh, and the trade-in value for our car is roughly $500 (from a dealer; we could surely get quite a lot more selling it ourselves, but probably still less than $1150). When does spending more money on repairs than the value of the car make sense financially? Let’s explore [cue evil laugh]. This article is in no way sponsored by anyone, nor do ...
Posted: Jun 04 2017 @ 12:37 PM
Hey, all! Felicity here, announcing a guest post from Troy of Market History. Troy’s site is a treasure trove of detailed, historical market data. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more comprehensive source, short of paying Bloomberg half of an average household’s income. Additionally, Troy explains historic market actions for those of us who are a little more clueless. Ever wonder why the dollar peaked in 2001 and 2002? Or a ...
Posted: Apr 18 2017 @ 7:30 AM
In my freshman engineering seminar, there was one phrase forever drilled into my head: “Engineers Solve Problems (ESP™).” ESP was the one thing that brought all the disciplines together – from six sigma-ing industrial engineers to code monkey computer engineers (engineers can be super cliquey). So how can you be like an engineer? You guessed it – by solving problems. Why would you want to? Oh, man, because engineering is cool? No? Okay, how ...
Posted: Apr 04 2017 @ 9:29 AM
Happy International Happiness Day! This is a preamble into an upcoming article on hacking happiness with actual numbers and charts and graphs. And, as always, this is also an excuse to show off adorable dog pictures: Fluffster is the embodiment of happiness; his life exists in caps locks. Every new person he meets is AMAZING and his NEW BEST FRIEND. Each new toy is his new FAVORITEST TOY IN THE WHOLE WIDE ...
Posted: Mar 20 2017 @ 5:56 AM
Recently I’ve had the pleasure of corresponding with an absolutely lovely young couple that wanted some advice. For anonymity’s sake, let’s call them…Amelia and George. Amelia and George are wonderful savers, partially due to necessity right now, as George is a full time student and Amelia is the current breadwinner with a small salary at a nonprofit. They both have sizeable side-hustles that are bulking up their income, but money ...
Posted: Mar 14 2017 @ 5:00 AM
In this post, we’ll cover what SSL Certification is (short answer: that “https” thing), why bloggers should care about it (short answer: don’t freak out if you don’t have it), and how to get it entirely free (Fergus did it in roughly half an hour!). Steve from Think, Save, Retire wrote a great piece on what SSL is, why it matters, and why it generally does not matter much to blogs. ...
Posted: Feb 20 2017 @ 8:29 PM
It’s not like we have never donated to charities before. We’ve sent the Red Cross the odd donation, and we’ve donated on behalf of coworkers running for charity. We’ve even pitched in for a couple Go Fund Me’s for friends in tough situations. It was just never a lot – $200-$300 a year at the most. This year, we’re 10Xing that. I’m not going to beat around the bush; the political climate right ...
Posted: Feb 05 2017 @ 9:43 PM
Last Saturday there was a ten alarm fire in Cambridge, MA, the largest fire in the area since the 80s. Thankfully, no one was seriously injured, but still – holy shit. Eleven buildings, over 60 people affected, multiple fire departments on the scene, and now that area looks unrecognizable. It started scarily close to Fergus’s grad school apartment, making me even more thankful nothing similar happened to that fire trap of a ...
Posted: Dec 08 2016 @ 1:27 PM

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