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Mr WoW

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Waffles On Wednesday
Early Retirement
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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To the typical rebuttal to the frugal way of life, and working toward our FI plans: But, what if you get hit by a bus? Well… I did, only it was a car.  This is Part 4.  You can catch up on Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. Recap It’s been almost a year since I was run over by a car and I am still dealing with the process.  It’s been unbelievably frustrating to say ...
Posted: Sep 20 2017 @ 7:30 AM
Footprints Today, I want to talk about footprints.  Mine are about a size 6 1/2.  Most people tell me that I have small feet.  But of the women in my family I have the largest footprint.  My mother is a size 6 and my sister, a 5 1/2. Ok, but really, I am not here to talk about the actual imprints left behind while we walk.  What I really want to talk ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 10:02 AM
Accountability is the reason that many of us start this whole blogging thing.  It’s amazing the power of putting goals out into the world and seeing an interaction of people with them.  They hold you to it.  It’s so easy for you to just shy away from a difficult task if it’s just you.  But, once you tell someone else, and you have to answer to them about status and ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 7:00 AM
I wish I had time for that, but I’m too busy When I get some more free time, I’ll do [insert activity here] Or when someone asks how I am and I respond, “I’m good, just busy!” Yep, it’s my name now I have been saying these phrases all too often.  Quite frankly, I am sick of hearing myself say them. And I’m sure that I am not the only busy person on this ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Today, August 24th, is National Waffle Day!!  At least here in the US, March 25th is National Waffle Day in Sweden. According to the Smithsonian: On this day in 1869, Cornelius Swarthout of Troy, N.Y. patented his invention, the stove-top waffle iron. While waffles irons of sorts have existed since the 1300s, Swarthout intended to perfect the design by adding a handle and a clasp that would allow the waffle-maker to flip the iron ...
Posted: Aug 24 2017 @ 7:00 AM
A Marathon History Legend has it that Pheidippides ran from Marathon to Athens to spread word of the Greek victory over the Persians at the Battle of Marathon.    He ran the entire distance and busted into the assembly of the government, proclaimed, “Victory!” and promptly dropped dead on the scene. Pheidippides proclaiming victory and dying. Marathoners always have flabby, flat butts. Apparently, this distance between Marathon and Athens is precisely 26.2 miles. ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 7:00 AM
You ever have that feeling when you know something is wrong, but you convince yourself that it isn’t? Maybe you’re doing something new and you don’t quite know what to expect, so you keep telling yourself that everything is ok.  Or, maybe you bring up your discomfort to a friend only to have them shoot you down and tell you that everything is alright.  And still other times, you convince yourself ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Hey friends, today’s post is an extra special post for me.  This week I was fortunate enough to get to guest post on 1500 Days.  Being that this blog was one of the very first FI blogs I started reading, I can not be more honored by this. In addition, this post gives you glimpse of something I am super passionate about and more specifically, my why for FI. Thanks Mr.1500 for ...
Posted: Aug 02 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Debt is a 4 letter word in the personal finance community.  Rightfully so.  It’s a dangerous drug that can be extremely addictive.  You can get what ever you want with a simple swipe of a card, or a signed piece of paper at the bank. I mean think about this… You take out a 30 year mortgage and depending on your rate you can pay back the loan in multiples (table ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Enough.  It sounds like something my parents would say to my sister and I as we were driving down the road to our grandparents house.  Or something Mrs. Wow says to me as I’m trying to make her laugh by dancing in my speedo.  I never really put much thought into what that really meant until recently.  But really applying this to our life might actually help us understand where ...
Posted: Jul 19 2017 @ 10:00 AM


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