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Financial Mechanic
Early Retirement
intentional living, psychology, finance, personal finance, investing, expenses
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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I have received several questions about how to pivot into a tech career. The draw of high salaries, flexible work schedules, and interesting problems gets people wondering: Should I break into tech? If they decide it’s something they want to do, the next question is how? The post Ask FM: Should I Pivot Into a Career In Tech? If So, How? appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: May 16 2019 @ 9:18 PM
“Testing, testing,” I leaned up to the mic, holding the headphones to my ears. I was a bundle of nerves because it was one of my first podcast interviews with FIRE Drill podcast, hosted by Gwen and J. I had one interview previously with the Simple Minded Millennial Podcast, but this time I was taking […] The post Hiking Boots, Indian-style Pizza, and Other April Expenses appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: May 08 2019 @ 8:30 AM
Mr. Mechanic joins us again today with an extra special guest post sharing his views on FIRE. After blabbering about FIRE for years, I was excited when he offered to write about his experience as an outsider looking in. Discovering a New World of Finance I don’t like to think about money, deal with money, […] The post Guest Post: What My Other Half Thinks of FIRE appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: May 01 2019 @ 8:30 AM
There has been a recent push to get more people to ride their bikes to work. To that I say: put the brakes on, honey! The truth is that influential people are all getting into bed with the Big Bike industry. Despite how uncomfortable that must be, they continue to push for people to get […] The post 7 Reasons You Need to Stop Riding Your Bike To Work appeared first ...
Posted: Apr 19 2019 @ 9:13 AM
Hangers rattled as I grabbed them eight at a time, heaving clothes onto the bed. If you have read The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up, watched the subsequent show on Netflix, or tuned in at all to the viral sensation of Americans facing their consumerism with tears and stubborn denial, you may recognize the first […] The post KonMari With A Twist– When Sparking Joy Doesn’t Work appeared first on Financial ...
Posted: Apr 15 2019 @ 12:30 PM
Last year, I wrote about our attempt at meal planning and lately have been wondering if it has decreased our grocery bill as I had hoped. At the time of writing that post, my total came to $130 a month on average. Now, I spend just $108 a month on groceries. First I checked if restaurant […] The post How I Spend $108 A Month on Groceries and Eat Like A King ...
Posted: Apr 12 2019 @ 3:32 PM
I walked up the path, double-checking I had the right address on my phone. A dog on the other side of the front door barked madly as it hurled itself against the glass. The hound gnashed and growled, as the app on my phone had warned me he might. The notes told me he only […] The post The Side Hustle That Cost Me $2,000 appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Apr 03 2019 @ 9:20 AM
March didn’t mess around. We found out where we will be living for the next five years. We skied two weekends in a row, celebrating Match Day and getting full use of our ski passes for the year. The cross-country move is a lot to anticipate—we will be driving approximately 3,000 miles to a town […] The post Ski Trips, Cider, and Other March 2019 Expenses appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Mar 31 2019 @ 9:30 AM
Every morning my sister and I would wake up to the clatter of bowls set on our dining room table. We would roll sleepily out of bed, hair sticking out in every direction, and patter over to our seats. Our dad would get us ready, pulling my favorite 101 Dalmatians T-shirt over my head. He […] The post Fatherhood and Feminism: How My Stay-At-Home Dad Helped Me Dream Big appeared first ...
Posted: Mar 26 2019 @ 9:22 AM
When I went to the Netherlands in November, I navigated my way through streets filled with weaving bicycles, friendly people, and best of all, shops with poffertjes in the window — mini-pancakes dusted in sugar. After those melt-in-the-mouth magic wonders, I am ready for the next big idea coming from Northern Europe. In this case, […] The post When FIRE gets HOT appeared first on Financial Mechanic. ...
Posted: Mar 20 2019 @ 9:12 AM


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