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I Dream of FIRE
General Finance
lifestyle, early retirement, budgeting, kids, children, frugality
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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
Higher Education
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There are hundreds of credit card options out there, and deciding which one to choose can be a tough task. There is no one best card. It’s all about picking the right credit card for your financial situation. With that in mind, here’s a guide to what you should look for based on your goals, […] The post How to find the best credit card for you appeared first on I ...
Posted: Nov 07 2018 @ 10:00 AM
I’ve spent thousands of dollars I hadn’t planned to spend this calendar year. I’ve broken out the credit card for several mastermind groups, purchased nutritional supplements, gotten extra massages, booked more travel, and begrudgingly bought shoes faster than I would like. Why? Well, I’m starting to better recognize when not paying for something actually costs […] The post Self-care is not an optional expense appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. ...
Posted: Oct 23 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Many of us have made financial mistakes. I’m certainly no exception. Mistakes are the currency of experience, and experience is the fertile ground in which better future decisions are based. So while I won’t say it’s all bad … I could have done these things better. I wish I would have: Bought a used car […] The post 9 things I wish I’d done differently in my financial past appeared first ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Last week, I did something I never thought I’d do: I climbed a 14,000-foot Colorado mountain with six friends. It was challenging, rewarding, exhausting, exhilarating, and symbolic on so many levels. It really was an experience of a lifetime. We all have mountains to climb. Some of them are difficult, some are terrifying, some are […] The post Life lessons learned on the climb to 14,265 feet appeared first on I ...
Posted: Sep 19 2018 @ 9:00 AM
The Devil controls 98 of every 100 people on Earth, coercing them not into a life of evil but one of malaise. He leads people to his command by instilling fear in them, which weakens their resolve to pursue a purposeful, meaningful life. “Think and Grow Rich” author Napoleon Hill wrote “Outwitting the Devil” in […] The post Mini-retirement book review: ‘Outwitting the Devil,’ by Napoleon Hill appeared first on I ...
Posted: Aug 21 2018 @ 9:00 AM
I recently spent a week at the all-inclusive Villa Del Palmar resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — my first time staying at an all-inclusive. There was much lounging, much swimming, much food and much drink. Also, being closer to the equator must do something strange to the body, because my scale doesn’t seem to […] The post All-inclusive vs. cruising: How they compare appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. ...
Posted: Aug 10 2018 @ 9:00 AM
My daughter turned six a few weeks ago, and it was like Christmas in June. Our household unintentionally invented a two-week holiday of consumer glory and wrapping paper. In the aftermath, my wife and I are genuinely concerned we’ve let things get out of control and it’s time for an intervention. Or maybe we just […] The post Is my kid turning into a mindless consumer, or just being a kid? ...
Posted: Jul 19 2018 @ 9:00 AM
I have a really important question for you. It’s morbid. It’s painful. And you’re not going to like it. But it’s possibly the most important personal finance question you can answer. If you die today, what does life look like financially for those you leave behind? Before you answer, I want you to consider some […] The post Life insurance may be the most important money you will ever spend appeared ...
Posted: Jul 03 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Gary John Bishop makes it clear in no uncertain terms: You are currently living the life you want to live, whether you like it or not. Bishop says our brains are wired to win, and so we naturally and subconsciously act in ways that support our view of ourselves, even if that view is negative […] The post Book review: “Unfu*k Yourself: Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life” ...
Posted: Jun 19 2018 @ 9:00 AM
The soggy wad of bills in my pocket had grown from $80 to over $300 in just a few minutes. Eight strangers were huddled under umbrellas in and around our rented UHaul yelling at me to tell them prices and then negotiate a deal. “How much?” “$20” “How about $15?” “$17” “No, $15” “Yeah, sure.” […] The post The $1,000 day at the flea market appeared first on I Dream of ...
Posted: Jun 14 2018 @ 9:00 AM


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