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Apathy Ends
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Investing, Early Retirement/FIRE
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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I have debated back and forth on including Net Worth in the FI Action Series and made the executive decision that it should be tracked. Done properly, with the right expectations, it *can* validate the decisions you are making and give you a one-stop look at your overall financial situation. Why the hesitation' There are potential […] The post FI Action Series: Tracking Your Net Worth appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Tracking your Savings Rate is a hotly contested topic in the personal finance space, the arguments have escalated beyond polite disagreement (barely). Which for PF bloggers is the equivalent of a bare-knuckle boxing cage match with no rules against crotch shots. Personally, I love using a savings rate. It shows how you are allocating your income […] The post FI Action Series: Tracking Your Savings Rate appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Get the match. Get the match. For all that is good in this world, Get. The. Effing. Match. I see this advice at LEAST 5 times per week, and it’s good great advice. Please do GET THE MATCH. But I think it is putting an unusually large focus on one of the (if not THE) […] The post The 401K Sundae appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 5:00 AM
A common question that kept coming up at FinCon is “Why am I pursuing the FIRE lifestyle.” Great question, tough answer. There is the easy answer of “I don’t want to go to work anymore” but that doesn’t quite do my thoughts on the matter justice. I have a Hate/Love/Hate relationship with work Hate letting someone […] The post 3,000 Bus Rides appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 08 2017 @ 5:00 AM
I don’t even know how to start this…… I have been to my fair share of “conferences” over the last 5 years, but I have never been excited to actually attend one. That changed a few weeks ago as I packed my bags for FinCon in Dallas. Hanging out with like-minded people that love to talk […] The post FinCon 2017: Putting Faces to Blogs, Beer and Take-Aways appeared first on Apathy ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Remember when you were just starting out your career and were making next to no money but still somehow managed to get by? Probably rocking that college lifestyle of cheap food, cheap beer, and a crappy car. Living paycheck to paycheck, patiently (or not so much) waiting for it to get a bit easier. I […] The post FI Action Series: Identifying Lifestyle Inflation appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Nov 01 2017 @ 5:00 AM
Now that we have set the baseline on Spending, Income, Debt, and Saving, I want to flip this over to some motivation for change. A quick story on why this post is particularly important to me. In the not so distant past (about 6.5 years ago, damn I am getting old) I graduated from college. […] The post FI Action Series: What is your Debt Costing You? appeared first on Apathy ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Excited to have a guest post sandwiched between two FI Action Series posts! Lily is a very creative, energetic writer and puts my money mapping skills to shame. Be sure to check out her site –  Take it away Lily! Dedicated readers of Apathy Ends, you have good taste. I’m Lily over at The Frugal […] The post Is Withholding Investing Knowledge a Form of Protection? appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 6:00 AM
I know what you are thinking……Looking at spending is going to be a terribly painful exercise. I promise to make it as easy as possible, because frankly. I don’t enjoy tracking our spending either. Especially if I had to do it down to the dollar or penny. Before getting too far into this post, I […] The post FI Action Series: Where does your Money Go Today? appeared first on Apathy ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 4:00 AM
Welcome to the first post in the FI Action Series! Before we get into a bunch of forward-looking and technical aspects of your Financial Independence pursuit we need to look at where you are today. “What gets measured gets managed” – Peter Drucker Love that quote. Outside of having a blast running Apathy Ends and […] The post FI Action Series: Where Are You Today? appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 5:00 AM


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