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Some favorite/memorable moments from Navy Boot Camp; (This is part 2 of 2 , start here) LOW-KEY DROWNING. Almost right after we got off the bus, we had our big swim test. It was a one time deal, then never back in the water again. There were grown men huddled in the shallow end, petrified of … Continue reading At The Nut Bar Part 2 – Navy Boot Camp The post At ...
Posted: Dec 15 2017 @ 7:27 AM
Finished up 2017 STRONG! 9 out of 12 months moved UP for Assets. all 12 months moved DOWN for Debts. and all 12 months moved UP for Net Worth. Bought some Gold and Silver and paid down a fat chunk of the HELOC. I also got an account set up with RealtyShares to try out … Continue reading Net Worth: Last Month of 2017 The post Net Worth: Last Month of ...
Posted: Dec 08 2017 @ 7:45 AM
There is a new Budget Graphing tool that is very popular on Reddit’s Financial Independence thread right now. It is from SankeyMATIC. I was very drawn to the way it looked so I decided to check it out for myself. After tinkering around with the basic model for a few minutes, I was able to … Continue reading Monthly Budget with SanKey The post Monthly Budget with SanKey appeared first on ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 12:31 PM
Annapolis Here I come! Except that I am little better than a thuggish street urchin and have NO CLUE how to go about getting accepted to the Naval Academy. (You need a Senatorial or Congressional recommendation). OK then, Officer Candidate School (O.C.S.)! I at least saw these guys marching around campus. But alas, for this … Continue reading At the Nut Bar – Navy Boot Camp The post At the Nut ...
Posted: Dec 02 2017 @ 7:43 AM
Why I really decided to start a Blog. I have 4 real reasons why I started this blog and one fakish reason. The disingenuous one is that it keeps me motivated/honest with myself on my quest for FIRE. I have seen that reason floating around the blogosphere plenty and it sounded mostly true for me … Continue reading To Blog Or Not To Blog The post To Blog Or Not To ...
Posted: Nov 26 2017 @ 8:45 AM
He’s for personal transformation, but it’s a bitch What’s harder to change, habits, traits, or convictions' Let’s start with some definitions; Habit – a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Trait -a distinguishing quality or characteristic, typically one belonging to a person. Conviction – a firmly held belief or … Continue reading Thulsa Doom on Personal Transformation The post Thulsa Doom on Personal Transformation appeared ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 7:12 AM
No all posts have to be long, not all posts have to be worthy. Sometimes you just want to lament the bygone days of a different era. I am actually probable only a little bit smarter than the average Joe, but you know what, people think I am pretty smart. Because why' Because I think … Continue reading I Used to Be The Google The post I Used to Be The ...
Posted: Nov 14 2017 @ 5:18 PM
If you have never sat down and watched the old ‘Why We Fight‘, you should carve out some time and pop some popcorn. Heavy on the propaganda of wartime America, it is a fascinating look at our stance on involvement in World War II. I keep thinking of these videos and it inspired me to … Continue reading Why We Fight The post Why We Fight appeared first on OthalaFehu. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 7:00 AM
  Upward Trending Months are Awesome. This month I included 2 new graphs to track the month over month progress of both Assets and Liabilities for the year to date. We made some stock portfolio consolidations. The cottage is probably done for the season, but in the black for the first time ever!. Check out … Continue reading November Net Worth 2017 The post November Net Worth 2017 appeared first on ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 10:36 AM
Happy Samhain! Once again it is time to compile updates from the four corners of my blog. I submitted me Second Official Guest Post, this time on White Coat Investor. Here is the link for my post “Law School for the Rest of Us“. OthalaFehu is now permanently listed on Reddit’s Financial Independence blog list(right … Continue reading Fall Update 2017 – Samhain The post Fall Update 2017 – Samhain appeared ...
Posted: Oct 31 2017 @ 6:30 AM


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