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Fiscally Free
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Real Estate
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California, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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Photo courtesy of GeniusI'm not sure if the FIRE movement has a theme song, or if it even needs one, but Andy Grammer has delivered one.Also, sorry for being MIA the last year and a half. We had a second kid and life got crazy. Hopefully we will be able to post more as things calm down a tiny bit around here. ...
Posted: Dec 28 2019 @ 2:34 PM
I'm happy to report we finally had another month where we came in well under budget. Read on to see the details.What We Spent in JulyDespite blowing our home improvement budget this month, we made up for it in other categories. We did really well in the car category since we didn't have to pay for the Miata's insurance. That's enough verbiage; here's the numbers: ...
Posted: Aug 09 2018 @ 6:37 PM
Some of our friends are about to have their first child and they asked for baby registry advice on Facebook. Since we're experts on frugal parenting, I decided to write a post with our best advice on baby gear.Editor's Note:  This post should be considered a rough draft. I wanted to get it out as fast as possible. It will likely be edited and amended in the future.As with everything ...
Posted: Jul 20 2018 @ 3:30 PM
Sorry for the lack of posts recently and the delay in our June spending update. It's proving to be a busy summer and I'm struggling to find time to blog. I can't really complain though; being busy due to fun family activities and travel isn't the worst problem to have. Anyway, here's what our spending looked like in June.What We Spent in JuneWe did pretty well this month, but we ...
Posted: Jul 13 2018 @ 5:58 PM
I'm happy to report we came in under budget for the second month in a row, even with quite a bit of expensive travel. Read on to see the details.What We Spent in MayAs I said above, we managed to stay under budget this month, but it's going to catch up to us next month when we pay for out truck insurance, which was budgeted for this month. It will ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 12:23 PM
Sorry about the long delay between posts. We've been pretty busy traveling and getting ready for summer. This post is a little silly, but some of you might find it useful.If you're like me, you are probably a little anal about saving receipts, particularly for credit card transactions. In the past, I didn't really have a system for organizing them; I just put them in a stack in a drawer. ...
Posted: May 30 2018 @ 6:25 PM
Depreciation has been discussed a lot by financial types, but I recently sold our Mazda Miata and it got me thinking about it, so I'm going write about depreciation today.As you probably know, depreciation is when something loses value over time. We like to track depreciation over time using graphs. We call the line on the graph the depreciation curve, which you can see below.Most commonly, depreciation is associated with ...
Posted: May 11 2018 @ 6:19 PM
It's been a long time coming, but we finally have some good news to share on our monthly spending report! Read on to see the details.What We Spent in AprilWe did really well on our budget this month, coming in below budget on every spending category but one. Here's the numbers: Category 2018 Budget ...
Posted: May 02 2018 @ 5:44 PM
Most people think you need to spend money to get the things you want. We've found that often all you need is a little patience, and what you want will come to you. Maybe we're just lucky, or have a lot of good karma saved up, but the universe has a funny way of providing. I've mentioned this before, but I'm going to go through a few recent examples to ...
Posted: Apr 24 2018 @ 4:58 PM
Here at Fiscally Free, we've made a lot of investments over the years. Most have performed well, but there's one recent investment that may just be our best--removing the grass in our front yard.I understand if you're not familiar with turf removal as an investment. It's not a common one, and it may only apply to those of us in California, but it is shaping up to have a spectacular ...
Posted: Apr 14 2018 @ 5:35 PM


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