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Financial Mechanic

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Name:
Financial Mechanic
Category:
Early Retirement
Tags:
intentional living, psychology, finance, personal finance, investing, expenses
Start Year:
2018

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Net worth:
$250,000.00
Location:
Portland, Oregon, United States
Age:
20s
Race:
Unspecified
Gender:
Unspecified
Life stage:
SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
Profession:
IT / Software
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Latest Blog Posts

Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. FIRE Articles I love me more than I love my job, so I […] The post The Sunday Sharies: Volume 18 appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Feb 23 2020 @ 9:13 AM
Recent developments in economics have increased retirement balances by an estimated $30 billion, increased organ donor enrollment by 40% and helped establishments reduce ‘spillage’ by improving men’s aim when using urinals. The post The Psychology of Money, Part 2: Nudges appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Feb 19 2020 @ 8:41 AM
Wow, I just realized that I completely forgot to write up my expense report for January. I had to wrack my brain a bit to remember what we did! Mr. Mechanic had a rotation in surgery which meant that I didn’t see him much. I didn’t see much at all, really, as it started getting […] The post Ringing In The New Year By Spending $777 – January 2020 Expenses appeared ...
Posted: Feb 12 2020 @ 1:32 PM
Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America (The Atlantic) In one of […] The post The Sunday Sharies: Volume 17 appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Feb 09 2020 @ 8:50 AM
As a renter, I haven't had the opportunity to sign up to be a host on Airbnb, so I thought I would ask someone close to me who has-- my parents! After three years of hosting, they have a lot to say about their experience. The post We Were Airbnb Hosts For 3 Years– Here’s What We Learned (and Earned!) appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Feb 07 2020 @ 10:07 AM
Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles 4 Topics Finance Experts Always Disagree On (The Financial Diet) Financial […] The post The Sunday Sharies: Volume 16 appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Jan 26 2020 @ 1:25 PM
I thought I understood the equation. Work Hard = Go To Dream School I thought I had done everything right, but when it came down to it, my parents told me I couldn’t go to my dream university.  We Couldn’t Afford It I grew up in a middle class, one-income family. My parents had stashed […] The post I’m Glad My Parents Crushed My College Dreams appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Jan 20 2020 @ 9:21 AM
I was sitting at the table, pencilling out fluid dynamics equations as rain pattered down outside. It was the third day of rain. In the other room, my roommate Jamie* was washing dishes when the sirens started. She stepped into the living room and opened our door to figure out what was going on. The […] The post When Disaster Strikes — The 100-Year Boulder Flood appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Jan 14 2020 @ 10:14 AM
Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles Is College Still Worth It? Here’s What The Data Says (Four […] The post The Sunday Sharies: Volume 15 appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Jan 12 2020 @ 9:26 AM
It’s the time of the year for reflection, and looking back on my expenses for the year reminds me of all of the adventures I’ve had. This year I said goodbye to friends and family in Portland, Oregon and moved with Mr. Mechanic to upstate New York.  Note: some links in this article are affiliate […] The post How I Spent Just $15,000 Last Year appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Jan 06 2020 @ 9:32 AM

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