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Ditch the Cave
FIRE, budgeting, happiness, early retirement, life hacking, contentment, financial independence
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I’ve been kicking around the financial independence space for a little while. You can’t do that without picking up a few things (like how if you rebrand laziness as idleness you can get away with a LOT). There are mysteries out there that you only can find out after the secret FIRE initiation. As a… The post Have I become… cheap? appeared first on Ditch the Cave. ...
Posted: Jul 18 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Do you feel like you work too hard? Spend too many hours in the office or commuting? You’re not alone. People on their deathbeds wish they hadn’t worked so hard. It’s a cliché isn’t it? I certainly find myself often saying or thinking: “No one says on their deathbed that they wished they had spent… The post Work less hard, you won’t regret it appeared first on Ditch the Cave. ...
Posted: Jul 11 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Does anyone else have a pang of regret that they didn’t stumble across the concept of financial independence sooner? I’ve certainly felt like that. It must be pretty common. A version of the fear of having missed out. So many of the poster children for Financial Independence retired in their 30s or at least by… The post Why your 30s and 40s are an optimal age to start towards Financial Independence ...
Posted: Jul 04 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Do any of us live life being true to ourselves? I have two questions I ask myself to test that when I struggle to make big decisions. What would 20-year-old Caveman say? And, will I regret it on my deathbed? Now I’m firmly middle-aged I seek wisdom from myself from the bookends of my life.… The post Living life true to yourself appeared first on Ditch the Cave. ...
Posted: Jun 27 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Hello everyone.  I’m a bit late with my update for May. Sorry about that.  I had a few other posts that I wanted to get out first, two of which had a ‘deadline’ of the 15th of June so I popped them out first. Overall though I had a pretty good month in May.  The… The post May 2019 update: Things are pretty good appeared first on Ditch the Cave. ...
Posted: Jun 20 2019 @ 5:20 AM
Well kids, it’s that time again when Saving Ninja launches another Thought Experiment.  Following on from the last one about what I want to do when I’m financially independent this Thought Experiment is about unpopular opinions. Specifically he asks: “What opinion do you have that most of your peers do not share?” Let’s get the… The post Unpopular opinions: Be beautiful and learn stuff appeared first on Ditch the Cave. ...
Posted: Jun 15 2019 @ 3:30 AM
This is my offering for Marc’s first microfiction challenge.  The challenge is this: “Write a microfiction story of max 350 words in a genre of your choice and use the word fire, one way or the other” Very different from my normal post so I won’t be offended if you pass this one by! Without further… The post Immolate – an act of microfiction appeared first on Ditch the Cave. ...
Posted: Jun 13 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Those who have been following my story will know I’m doing some serious thinking about what I want from life. As part of that I’ve been contemplating what, exactly, is holding me back from making big changes. Fear is part of that, but that’s too generic to work with. Breaking down my thinking I have… The post Break the routine: The destructive power of unthinking repetition appeared first on Ditch the ...
Posted: Jun 07 2019 @ 3:45 AM
I love my job. There you go. I’ve said it. I don’t care who knows it. This is my Tom-Cruise-on-Oprah moment. That was amazing. Of course we all know how THAT went, right? …sorry let me just take this call… “Hello…Yes….Yes…What?…They’ve WHAT?!?!?…When??!?!?…Oh….Oh, I see. OK Bye” Um. Anyway. Maybe ignore that last bit. But you… The post Love your job: Why I love my job and you should love yours appeared ...
Posted: May 23 2019 @ 3:45 AM
Investing in rental property. Easy money, right? Put down a deposit. Get someone else to pay off your mortgage. Enjoy a steady income of effortless income every month. That’s even before you think about the returns from the property rising in value. That’s been the narrative for years. While the dream may have been tarnished… The post Investing in rental property. Why I hate the idea. appeared first on Ditch the ...
Posted: May 16 2019 @ 3:45 AM


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