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Kevin Drevik

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39 Months
General Finance
Budgeting, Investing, Healthcare, Frugality, Early Retirement, Financial Independence
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Moorestown, New Jersey, United States
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DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
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What do you do if you have reached FI, but are scared to “pull the trigger.” What do you do when you’ve been diagnosed with a terminal disease that might mean your death in the next 5 – 10 years – but you are still scared of leaving the workforce' Should you retire early if … Continue reading "Interesting philosophical question on Root of Good…" ...
Posted: Mar 18 2018 @ 8:38 PM
Sorry the posting has been a little late. I’ve been on the road traveling (11 hours in the car on Wed, 7 hours yesterday) so it was a little difficult to get posting up. I’m traveling down to North Carolina to take a woodworking class (You’ve got to have hobbies!) and took the opportunity to … Continue reading "Dealing with depressive thoughts as you close in on FIRE" ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 7:12 AM
A lot of folks are looking for things to do for fun that aren’t going to cost them an arm and a leg.  The amount typical Americans currently spend on dining out and entertainment  is something much talked about in the FIRE community, and many folks discuss ways to reduce their entertainment/dining out costs dramatically. … Continue reading "Frugal Tip – Bad Movie Night with Friends" ...
Posted: Mar 11 2018 @ 7:51 PM
I’ve talked before about hobbies, especially in terms of finding things to do once you achieve FI. One of my major interests in woodworking. Most hobbies or interests, no matter what, have some sort of professional/amateur show, where folks who are interested can gather, take classes, purchase materials, etc. Heck, even the FI community has … Continue reading "Ya Gotta Have Hobbies! Part 4" ...
Posted: Mar 08 2018 @ 9:12 PM
Working optional is starting to investigate doing crowd-funded real estate. Good intro and links Getting Started with Crowdfunded Real Estate Investments ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 10:16 AM
The Frugalwoods has been one of the blogs and stories that I have been following since I started researching FIRE a while ago. They’ve completed a book on their saga (to date) and its out now. My Book, “Meet the Frugalwoods: Achieving Financial Independence Through Simple Living,” Publishes Today! Congratulations! ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 11:50 AM
Many folks know of Rick Edelman. Noted financial advisor, owner of Edelman Financial, author of numerous books on finance (investing, saving, homes, etc.), he runs seminars all over the US, and hosts a weekly 2-hour radio talk show. His book “The Truth about Money” has been a bible for many people in the US, as … Continue reading "Post where I disagree with Ric Edelman" ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 3:18 PM
Well, that hurt a little! As with most of us in the US, the markets were not kind to us in February. I thought we’d have a dip and then push back up a little before the end of the month, but it went down a lot at the end as well.  I lost about … Continue reading "Status Update, Mar 1 2018 – OUCH!" ...
Posted: Mar 01 2018 @ 10:07 AM
Our Next Life has a good post with a lot of data on how people are doing once they retire early. A good read Death and Divorce and Unhappiness, Oh My! Might Early Retirement Actually Be Bad for Us'! ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 1:11 PM
One of the questions you often see from folks who just start is how far they should take their journey to financial independence. Most folks end up very quickly on Mr. Money Mustache or Early Retirement Extreme, and see a type of frugality that can be almost frightening. Getting by on $25,000/year (MMM) or $10,000/year … Continue reading "Does pursuing FI mean a life of deprivation and extreme frugality'" ...
Posted: Feb 24 2018 @ 2:44 PM


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