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Franklin Fox

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Name:
Family Finances for FIRE
Category:
Family
Tags:
family, early retirement, children, frugality
Start Year:
2017

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Location:
Virginia, United States
Age:
40s
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Unspecified
Gender:
Male
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Latest Blog Posts

“We’d get together. We had a ping-pong table and all my relatives would come for dinner and things and we’d all play ping-pong by the hour.” My family loves ping-pong.... The post The Gospel of Consumption appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Jul 03 2018 @ 6:29 PM
Omaha, Nebraska is the Midwestern city that is home to mega-investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. It’s also the city my father’s family moved to when he was a teenager.... The post Grandpa Fox, Warren Buffett, and a Million Bucks Lost to Fees appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Mar 26 2018 @ 5:29 AM
Do you remember when we used to hang phones on the wall in our kitchens' Growing up, ours was right next to the kitchen table. It had a ridiculously long... The post Is the “Home Phone” Obsolete' appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Feb 26 2018 @ 3:07 AM
“Hey, something’s wrong.  I can’t send text messages on my phone anymore.” Those were the words uttered by my frustrated 15-year old daughter, Fiona, as she held out the old... The post Teens, Texts, Ting, and $10,000 appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Feb 12 2018 @ 11:37 PM
It was just the sort of thing that irritated me. Convenience at the expense of saving money. Felicity had ordered Flora’s school supplies for the 5th grade from a company... The post School Supplies in 87 Seconds' appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Jan 29 2018 @ 5:58 AM
If you are under 10 years old or have a strong fixation about Santa Claus, please stop reading now. That means you, Flora. Oh, wait, you’re 10 now. Hmm. Well,... The post Paradigm Shift: Santa Claus, Stephen Covey, and FIRE appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Dec 18 2017 @ 9:08 PM
OK, I admit it. I’m that guy. The one who will turn away kids when they morph into door-to-door salesmen. Well, if the product is good and I need it,... The post Kids and a Door-to-Door Decision appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 11:50 PM
FarmersOnly.com Micro-apartments. Ladies’ night. There are a lot of products and services targeted at singles. As a family man, I often miss out on the love from all those marketing... The post An Extra $100k from a Family HSA appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Nov 21 2017 @ 12:50 AM
“Just when I think you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this . . . and totally redeem yourself.” Back in 1994, my closest friends... The post Are We Dumb and Dumber To' appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Nov 06 2017 @ 6:00 AM
Dang, $4.95. I wasn’t sure I had ever purchased a magazine from the grocery store checkout line, and I was reluctant to drop 5 bucks on the Washingtonian. But here,... The post Can You Afford to Live Here' appeared first on Family Finances for FIRE. ...
Posted: Oct 23 2017 @ 6:00 PM

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