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Mr. AE

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Apathy Ends
General Finance
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 written about my disdain for the power/control dynamic between employer and employee before but I was recently reminded (Twice, unfortunately) just how jacked up this relationship can be. Employers speak softly until the bottom line is threatened, then it’s time for the bigger stick.  It doesn’t seem to matter if… You are a […] The post Your Employer Carries the Bigger Stick appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Feb 02 2018 @ 11:00 AM
I can’t count how many times I have been asked if Mrs. AE is going back to work after maternity leave. It is one of the first 3 questions people ask me after I tell them we have a baby on the way*. Two pregnancies, same questions. I figured since so many people that I normally […] The post Can we afford to be a single income family' appeared first on Apathy ...
Posted: Jan 26 2018 @ 11:00 AM
In under 5 years, our family and finances have expanded from DINKs (dual income no kids) to DINKWADs (dual income no kids with a dog) and we are currently living out a pretty short stint as a DIK household (dual income kid). If you missed my tweet earlier this week (I added it below, so don’t […] The post From DINKs to DINKWADs to DIK to DIK(s) appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Jan 19 2018 @ 11:00 AM
It’s check-in time! Holy hell, has it been cold in MN. We hit the lakes for some ice fishing this past weekend with air temps between -13 and -19 out on the ice.   Some Random updates from the AE household Basement finishing has stalled for the most part. I am planning on getting back […] The post Record Year – Q4 2017 Net Worth Update appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Jan 03 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Hope everyone had an amazing holiday season with tons of time with family and very little (if any) work! We did 4 family Christmas parties, celebrated our daughters first Christmas, I got the flu (Boo), watched the Vikings secure a first-round bye (YAY) and have not had a full week of work in 3 weeks. […] The post Most Popular Posts of 2017 appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Jan 01 2018 @ 4:21 PM
Humans are weird. We know what we should be doing. With all the information constantly smashed into our face its hard not to. We also know how to do it, or at least find the resources we need to make it happen (A.K.A. Google). But we still procrastinate and ignore the common sense voice in […] The post Dude, Just Effing Do It appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 29 2017 @ 11:20 AM
I love the FIRE concept and am 100% bought into the future benefits of what we are pursuing. I can get on board with sacrifices we need to make today for a better tomorrow Ten Years from now. Buying back 30+ extra years of doing what I want to do sounds just peachy. But. I want […] The post I Want It Now…..and Later appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 22 2017 @ 11:00 AM
There are many strategies that can propel your Financial Independence journey that I am not an expert in. Without that insight, the FI Action Series would be incomplete so I have asked some of my friends in the FIRE (Financial Independence – Retire Early) space to lend their knowledge to me and provide an intro […] The post FI Action Series: House Hacking and Financial Independence appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 20 2017 @ 11:00 AM
A few months ago, I did a Twitter poll asking the Personal Finance community if you should focus on Increasing Income or Cutting Costs. I purposefully left option C of “Both” off the survey because I wanted to know what people thought was MOST important. Thankfully they agreed with me (barely) and Increasing Income came […] The post FI Action Series: Increasing Income appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 13 2017 @ 11:00 AM
It’s time to admit that over the course of a year, our cable provider successfully lulled me to sleep and pillaged our bank account. I have to give credit where credit is due, they won the battle. By the time I canceled their service we were paying $180 per month for cable and internet. I […] The post Half-Assed Cord Cutting appeared first on Apathy Ends. ...
Posted: Dec 08 2017 @ 11:00 AM


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