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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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I admit, I get a little overboard on categorizing our spending sometimes. We use Mint to keep track of all the moving parts of our finances, and I like to go in every couple weeks and review how our spending has been described to make sure it lines up with what it should be. This […] The post The great Uber heist appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. ...
Posted: Mar 15 2018 @ 8:00 AM
A glass of water sits on the table. On one side, a pessimist looks intently at the waterline halfway up the glass and proclaims it half-empty. On the other side, the optimist — hands in the air — insists it is half-full. An engineer walking by overhears the argument and stops to ask what’s going […] The post Glass half-full or half-empty' Maybe the glass is the problem appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 13 2018 @ 8:00 AM
I opened my first travel rewards credit card just six months ago with visions of free travel dancing in my head. Although I have yet to take my first points-purchased flight, I already have 10 booked for the next seven months. How much did that save me' A lot! The 10 flights would have cost […] The post How I got $4,000 in free flights in just six months appeared first ...
Posted: Feb 27 2018 @ 9:00 AM
I almost threw the card away. Almost everything I buy seems to come with one, and they’re never worth filling out. You’ve seen these countless times. They’re postcards for warranty registration or mailing lists or magazines at 98 percent off the newsstand price. They fall out of books and periodicals and catalogs and pretty much […] The post Lesson learned: Read the fine print appeared first on I Dream of FIRE. ...
Posted: Feb 22 2018 @ 9:00 AM
How many times have you walked into a store or restaurant with a whole page of deals out of the weekly mailer, bought your item, handed over the relevant coupon and walked out with a bunch of coupons that will only end up in the recycling bin' Instead of trashing the rest of those discounts, […] The post Sharing coupons is a simple way to bring a smile to someone’s face ...
Posted: Feb 20 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Do you know your credit card’s superpowers' Oh sure, you probably know about fraud protection and cash back or travel rewards. But did you know your credit card can reimburse you for something that was damaged, stolen or (possibly) just lost' Or that you automatically get an extended warranty beyond most manufacturer warranties just by […] The post The credit card superpowers you probably forgot about appeared first on I Dream ...
Posted: Feb 15 2018 @ 9:00 AM
This gigantic stack of black cases is my CD collection. It’s about 4 feet tall, weighs more than 30 pounds, numbers more than 2,000 CDs and takes up the better part of a heavy duty shelf in the basement. Those tiny things on the floor, a 160-gig iPod and a 1TB hard drive, each contain […] The post My CD collection is freakin’ enormous, and I won’t give it up appeared ...
Posted: Feb 08 2018 @ 9:00 AM
Many of you may already be familiar with Rockstar Finance, the aggregator site of all that is awesome in personal finance blogs. Every day, Rockstar posts three of the best recent articles from more than 1,000 blogs and shares them with the world. Right now there’s also a friendly contest going on, the Rockstar Rumble, […] The post Vote for the best personal finance posts of 2017 in the Rockstar Rumble ...
Posted: Feb 06 2018 @ 9:18 AM
My wife has an uncanny knack for winning prizes. Not the land-a-ring-on-the-bottle-and-win-a-giant-bear kind of prizes, but more like the enter-to-win kind. To be honest, it’s gotten to the point where we just expect to win something anymore. Last year, we entered a drawing in a small vacation town where we walked around to all the […] The post My wife’s a big winner (and you could be, too) appeared first on ...
Posted: Jan 30 2018 @ 2:00 PM
We go through life on a linear time scale, a logical rhythm of seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, years, decades. Time is orderly, and so we often group ourselves and others according to how much time we’ve spent on Earth. This is important to people in their 20s. This is what people in their 30s […] The post Can you recognize the seasons of your life' appeared first on I Dream ...
Posted: Jan 24 2018 @ 2:00 PM


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