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I Dream of FIRE
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lifestyle, early retirement, budgeting, kids, children, frugality
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Higher Education
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For almost three decades, top performers have used the time-management matrix Stephen R. Covey introduced in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to maximize the time spent on meaningful work and minimize the time spent on distractions. It is among the book’s most memorable and effective tools. What if we apply the same concept […] The post The highly effective money management matrix appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. ...
Posted: Oct 19 2017 @ 8:00 AM
At the beginning of October, I decided to kick off my experiment series by committing to 30 days of nightly journaling. I’ve heard from so many people of all different types that they consider journaling a key component of success. It’s never been my thing, but with so many proponents I decided to give it […] The post 30-day experiment update: Journaling appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. ...
Posted: Oct 17 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Would you stay at a hotel where every room could be opened with the same key? Or would you smile at the desk agent, get back in your car and drive to an inn with at least a basic sense of security where you could feel safe staying the night? If you’re like most people, […] The post Forget Equifax, you should be worried about your craptastic passwords appeared first on ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 8:32 AM
It was the third call for a tow truck that month that finally snuffed out any hope of selling the cursed piece of crap. “Buy an older car and drive it into the ground,” many frugal and FIRE bloggers say. I not only found the ground — I kept digging. The plan all along was […] The post Put your piece of junk car out of its misery — donate it ...
Posted: Oct 03 2017 @ 8:26 AM
I’m going to begin a new feature, inspired (for me) by Matt Cutts in this TED talk, to try something new for 30 days. At the beginning of each month, I’ll pick something that I’ve been meaning to try or that others suggest I should try — hint, hint readers — and document my experience. […] The post I Dream of FIRE 30-day experiment #1: Journaling appeared first on I Dream ...
Posted: Sep 28 2017 @ 10:30 AM
Here are 16 things you can do as fall approaches to save energy (and money) over the chilly season. Many of these are free or inexpensive, while others will more than pay for themselves over time. Adjust your sprinkler timer When the sun stops beating down on your grass and plants, it’s time to dial […] The post 16 ways to lower fall energy bills appeared first on I Dream of ...
Posted: Sep 26 2017 @ 10:15 AM
Have you ever had those days where you just don’t have the energy or concentration to get done what you know you need to get done? I sometimes find myself gravitating toward distraction or busywork — the simple things that maybe need to get done, but aren’t the top thing requiring my attention. It’s frustrating […] The post 2 simple rules that jump-start your productivity appeared first on I Dream of ...
Posted: Sep 21 2017 @ 9:25 AM
It wasn’t my proudest moment. Shortly after graduating college, I packed up my SUV with everything I thought I would need for the next three months and made my way to Chapel Hill, N.C. I was lucky enough to score a prestigious internship that would send me to a copy-editing boot camp for two weeks […] The post Retirement is like a freeway exit — once you get there, you’re gonna ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 8:29 AM
A while ago, I did a different take on the money map concept by making a visual representation of how much of my money went to each expense. Since then, several bloggers have jumped on the money map chain gang inspired by Apathy Ends, Budget on a Stick and The Luxe Strategist, so I thought […] The post The I Dream of FIRE money map appeared first on I Dream of ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 8:21 AM
  Where can you go for a huge selection of name-brand clothing, kitchenware, tools, electronics, toys, home décor, antiques and more at obscenely low prices, all without wading through page after page of Amazon listings? Head on over to Apathy Ends, where I have a guest post with all the awesome details! The post Guest post on Apathy Ends: This store has the lowest prices on everything appeared first on I ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 8:28 AM


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