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Samantha

Blog Info

Name:
Samantha on FIRE
Category:
General Finance
Tags:
Early Retirement
Start Year:
2017

Blogger Bio

Net worth:
$600,000.00
Location:
United States
Age:
30s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Female
Life stage:
DINK (Dual Income, No Kids)
Profession:
Cubicle Droid
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Latest Blog Posts

I started this blog to document our journey toward Financial Independence and Retiring Early (FIRE). I wanted to be able to look back and say, yeah, that’s how we did it, that’s how we felt, and it was totally worth it! I also wanted to have a place where I could point people (in real… ...
Posted: Oct 13 2018 @ 1:45 PM
Have you ever played the hypothetical game “What if I won the lottery?” Even though we don’t ever buy tickets, we’ve still had this conversation once or twice. It’s a fun What If game that sets you to dreaming. Another version of this game is “What would you do with a million dollars?” and usually… ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 6:57 PM
I stumbled upon a new idea this week and it really resonated with me. I heard a recovering alcoholic say that his mental disease had brought him so low that he was given the “gift of desperation”. He said that only when he reached this bottom was he able to completely let go of his… ...
Posted: Oct 07 2018 @ 9:44 PM
I have a theory about why talking about money is mostly taboo in our society. I feel like it’s kind of like sex, or religion. It’s a very personal issue. How much money we make, and what we spend it on, is highly variable from person to person and sometimes even our self-worth and identity… ...
Posted: Oct 04 2018 @ 10:40 PM
To get out of debt, you have to really want to. I know that sounds really simple, but its SO true. No one ever just wakes up one morning and is like “Oops – I’m debt free! How did that happen?” You have to be intentional, and focused, and really, really want to. It’s very… ...
Posted: Oct 03 2018 @ 11:09 AM
To get out of debt, you have to really want to. I know that sounds really simple, but its SO true. No one ever just wakes up one morning and is like “Oops – I’m debt free! How did that happen?” It’s really easy to get into debt but you have to create a plan… ...
Posted: Oct 02 2018 @ 7:18 PM
I wandered through life for quite a while, with no savings in the bank, no plan for future purchases, and no real goals (besides vague wishes). I put things on credit in the hopes for some magical future with more cash than I had today. I woke up one day with lots (and LOTS) of… ...
Posted: Oct 01 2018 @ 7:18 PM
I want to put out there that I’m not a professional, and so this is part disclosure and part reassurance of my motives. I’ve recently lost 25 lbs. Not a ton of weight by any stretch, and I’m taller than average so I guess I “carried it well”. But still, I felt kind of gross… ...
Posted: Sep 30 2018 @ 2:22 PM
We’ve just returned from another funeral. #cancersucks I held it together pretty well until they started talking about our departed friend’s biggest regret. Just shy of 60, he had not gotten to retire and travel and spend time with his wife and family. I realized at the funeral that many, many people will reach the… ...
Posted: Sep 28 2018 @ 11:02 PM
Hello Dear Frugal Readers! Does it annoy you when a friend, family member, or passing acquaintance hears about your frugality and says one of the following trite cliches? You can’t take it with you! You only live once! What if you get hit by a bus tomorrow? You’ve got to enjoy it today, tomorrow isn’t… ...
Posted: Sep 27 2018 @ 10:35 PM

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