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AntiGroundhogDay

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Name:
AntiGroundhogDay
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Frugality, Minimalism
Start Year:
2016

Blogger Bio

Location:
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Age:
30s
Race:
White
Gender:
Male
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
IT / Manager
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Latest Blog Posts

Well folks April expenses went up quite a bit, and it hurts a little.  Some of these expenses I could control (but I did not), and others were “needed,” but just happened to fall in this month.  To start off the month I decided to live it up a bit and hit up a noodle bar with friends for $30, then go out drinking with friends for another $30 all ...
Posted: May 25 2017 @ 8:43 PM
Thus far my blog has been a bunch of motivational posts trying to get some of my friends to consider their spending habits and the possibilities of FIRE.  There were also some spending updates, and a general reflection of the relief I have that I’m finally comfortable enough with myself not to care what others think about my lifestyle.  I’ve convinced a few friends to make some changes, and I’ll count that ...
Posted: May 15 2017 @ 7:28 PM
March 2017 expenses, let’s get down to it.  The month kicked off with a trip with my MINI friends to Maine to visit two group members who were working there for a long-term project.  We rented out a large house via Airbnb and piled in there for a few days.  While it wasn’t as cheap as we had originally planned, it was about as cheap as a hotel if I were splitting it ...
Posted: Apr 21 2017 @ 11:00 AM
When people list out the steps to Financial Independence, they talk about setting a budget as a way to start.  While I agree knowing how to setup a budget is a good skill set to have in your journey to FIRE, the budget itself isn’t where to start.  Conscious spending should be at your core, but setting a budget and tracking your expenses are good tools to reinforce your awareness. I ...
Posted: Apr 16 2017 @ 5:00 PM
My apologies readers…a combination of work stress with a lack of motivation has me behind on posts, but I’m back to share a bit more of my life with you.  The cold month of February had me hibernating some more with my top expense categories being HOA fees plus a decent amount of gas burned for trips home to see my nieces.  I also had a trip from the NYC area with MINI ...
Posted: Apr 04 2017 @ 8:00 AM
Figuratively speaking that is.  Yesterday was President’s day and my services were not needed at work so I spent the day alone seeing what life would be like retired while others worked.  The night before I spontaneously organized a trip to Philadelphia for what is called a Philly Taco:   The trip involved wrestling up some MINI friends and bombing down to Philly for the night and getting back home at 4am. ...
Posted: Feb 21 2017 @ 10:00 AM
January was a pretty light month and tends to be tradition for me.  Recovering from the holidays combined with cold weather usually has me hibernating a bit and my expenses for the month are reflective of that … Continue reading Jan. 2017 Expenses → ...
Posted: Feb 17 2017 @ 10:00 AM
The definition of YOLO is: You only live once (expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment without worrying about the future, and often used as a rationale for impulsive … Continue reading “YOLO!” Yeah not so much. → ...
Posted: Feb 13 2017 @ 9:45 AM
In the category of “late but better than never” I present to you my expenses for 2016 and what I plan to tweak going forward for further savings.  I use Personal Capital to track all … Continue reading 2016 Expenses and Tweaks for 2017 → ...
Posted: Jan 26 2017 @ 11:50 AM
My good friend Benjamin Franklin always said “Time is Money.” His saying is often tossed around in the workplace but it can really add up at home as well.  Unless you are a contractor, doctor, lawyer, … Continue reading The cost of rushing → ...
Posted: Jan 17 2017 @ 7:54 PM

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