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Mr. Zero

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Name:
The Divide by Zero
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
Money, Early Retirement, Family, Frugality
Start Year:
2016

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Net worth:
Location:
South Carolina, United States
Age:
40s
Race:
White
Gender:
Team
Life stage:
SIK (Single Income, Kids)
Profession:
Engineer
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Latest Blog Posts

A relative of mine recently visited us in Asia for two weeks.  She works a normal kind of job.  Nothing fancy or high powered.  She is paid by the hour.  Dreads some aspects of work, loves other parts, but for the most part just does what she needs to do to bring home an income to keep the household going. About a week into her visit, she pulled me aside and ...
Posted: Nov 03 2017 @ 10:49 PM
Well, it’s been five months since my last post.  Rather than rattle off a litany of excuses, let me just say that my work has continued to expand in scope to the point that most days (and nights) there isn’t much of me left for anything else.    I have seen some posters on various FI blogs discuss their reluctance to pull the plug on a good paying, stable job. ...
Posted: Oct 29 2017 @ 8:57 PM
Tiananmen Square Beijing- Entrance to the Forbidden City.My marathon of travel has continued through May. One of the most enjoyable aspects of being an engineer is having the opportunity to solve problems. As I have moved up the ranks in my company, opportunities to personally lead difficult problem solving activities has decreased significantly, but on rare occasions, when the problem has large financial or customer implications, I get tapped on ...
Posted: Jun 02 2017 @ 7:24 PM
It’s been a slow month for posts but that’s because it’s been quite busy in other areas of my life.  After returning from our sailing trip to Thailand, I have been on a marathon of business travel.  In the last three weeks, I have been home with sweet Mrs. Zero a grand total of two days.  Mega-Bummer –  but my company doesn’t send me those paychecks every two weeks for ...
Posted: May 06 2017 @ 5:30 AM
Apologize for lack of posts, but we have been have been a little distracted with a sailing vacation and completion of another step towards our plans of early retirement and extended cruising aboard a sailboat.  I am also moving into a much busier time at work when I need to travel considerably more than the last few months.  I am writing this post from my hotel room overlooking the city of ...
Posted: Apr 15 2017 @ 5:25 AM
Today I am going to reveal a magic system that, if followed, will enable you to build financial wealth and lose weight!  Does that sound good?  You betcha! Full disclosure, the inspiration for this post came from a recent post on Club Thrifty that struck a nerve for me.  The author (who writes some pretty good stuff by the way), was arguing that the 50/20/30 budget that many advertise as being a ...
Posted: Mar 12 2017 @ 4:00 AM
As a kid from a middle class upbringing, I learned pretty quickly that I needed the right shoes-Reeboks, the right jeans-Guess Acid Wash, and the right church-the one’s where my friends went. Then my teen years hit and suddenly, all that conformity seemed really wrong. So I bucked that system-I got Birkenstocks and 2nd hand clothes. AND I started to believe that certain religions made people hypocrites. From then on, anything in my ...
Posted: Mar 04 2017 @ 11:43 PM
As I have mentioned in previous posts, the Zero’s path to financial independence has been driven by increasing our income, forming a lifestyle ceiling and having the patience to let compounding interest do its work.  In this post, I thought I would expound on what I have found to be the key factors for successfully growing income in my corporate job.  There are certainly many resources on this topic and ...
Posted: Mar 04 2017 @ 7:40 PM
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Posted: Feb 26 2017 @ 11:35 PM
Predictable, I know, but I couldn’t help myself.On February 25, 2017 the Zeroes achieved a milestone that seemed impossible just eight short years ago.  In fact, it was such an impossibility, that I am quite sure the idea of having a net worth of a million dollars only crossed my mind in the context of winning the lottery.  In 2009 our net worth had just crossed into the black.  That ...
Posted: Feb 26 2017 @ 11:35 PM

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