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Ms. Fibidie

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FI Before I Die
General Finance
over 40, late start, mental health, encouragement, personal journey, irreverent, fun, humor, investing, debt, frugality, financial independence, retire early, anonymous
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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How often have you heard it' There is no such thing as a free lunch. Thanks, Uncle Bob, for your priceless pearls of wisdom. But you’re wrong. When you’re on your way to FI, then you start sniffing out all the free lunches you possibly can. Like, literally. Example #1: Free food in the break […] ...
Posted: Mar 19 2018 @ 4:00 AM
After discovering Rockstar Finance Directory, I spent some time sifting through all of the blogs there. I was interested in reading the experience of others in my age group who started from a position in debt and were working their way out. As I did this, I decided to post about personal finance blogs that I […] ...
Posted: Mar 16 2018 @ 4:00 AM
I was talking with my therapist the other day about starting this blog, and how it has helped me really get honest with myself about the financial damage hypomania has done in my life. Manic self-deception is a bitch. More than anything, this has left me feeling vulnerable because even if I try as hard as […] ...
Posted: Mar 14 2018 @ 4:00 AM
I love the FIRE blogging community, and something I’ve noticed is that many of them are using secret anonymous blogging identities. They give themselves clever names, and refer to themselves as Mr. this and Mrs. that. And they often have Little this or thats to round out the family. It makes complete sense to me […] ...
Posted: Mar 12 2018 @ 4:00 AM
Friends help you move. Real friends help you move books. Because I’m getting ready to move in a month, I’ve been using my weekends lately to go through boxes in the garage. Lucky me! I get to decide what stuff I can get rid of that I didn’t bother to unpack after the last move! […] ...
Posted: Mar 09 2018 @ 4:00 AM
Whoa, boy. This spending summary was a punch in the gut, let me tell you. So today I reckon with my spendypants ways. The ugly truth Yesterday I looked at the very annoying convenient spending summary for 2017 that was available for my Citi card on their website, and what I saw was cold, hard […] ...
Posted: Mar 07 2018 @ 4:00 AM
HOLY CATS!  Good news, everyone! I’m getting a tax refund! How did this magical, sparkly goodness happen, you ask' Please allow me to spin my tale of darkness, woe, a change of fortune and eventual triumph. It’s all pretty simple, really.  I lost SO MUCH MONEY on the business in 2017 that I got to […] ...
Posted: Mar 06 2018 @ 4:00 AM
Remember when I explained that I have two “extra” paychecks per year' One of them came in this week and I had been waiting eagerly to decide what to do with it. I could apply it to my scary 401(k) loans, or reduce my credit card balances, or add it to my savings for some […] ...
Posted: Mar 05 2018 @ 4:00 AM
Man, I am just full of idioms. I love them. I’m pretty sure I have one for every occasion. Today we will be working with the idiom “throwing good money after bad,” and I assure you, there are no orange trees involved.   I’ve written already about the fact that I struggle with Bipolar II […] ...
Posted: Mar 02 2018 @ 4:00 AM
The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time to plant a tree is now. — Chinese proverb   If ever there was a proverb to fit my situation, it is this one. Do I wish I had planted my passive income orange tree 20 years ago' Yes, without a […] ...
Posted: Feb 28 2018 @ 4:00 AM


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