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It is an interesting phenomenon. I read about how all of these Millennials are getting super depressed because of social media. Twice I have linked to this article in The Atlantic, I guess it struck a cord with me. Part of the problem is that we tend to present ourselves on social media in our … Continue reading Puerto Rico and my Biggest Travel Failure The post Puerto Rico and my ...
Posted: Jun 11 2018 @ 11:14 AM
The first time I saw Michael Dinich find a way to reference Admiral Thrawn as part of a post on personal finance, I knew we could be friends. So when he asked me to do a guest post, I was more than happy to oblige. I wanted to tackle the notion of embracing preparedness without … Continue reading 4th Guest Post – A Prepper’s Perspective The post 4th Guest Post – ...
Posted: Jun 08 2018 @ 9:08 AM
BACK IN THE BLACK BABY! It is so much more fun to do a June Net Worth update when it is up $28,000. If every month could be like this I would be sitting at the lake in no time. But we take the good with the bad, it evens out. I published the first … Continue reading Back in the Black – June Net Worth The post Back in the ...
Posted: Jun 04 2018 @ 10:15 AM
There are lots of different flavors of FIRE bloggers out there. Plenty of them speak to me on a personal finance level. Others I find interesting in their own ways, but few speak to me on a personal level when it comes to background stories and past lives lived. Then I read ‘Financial Advice from … Continue reading The Terrorist, The Girlfriend, My Sister & The Homeless Man The post The ...
Posted: Jun 01 2018 @ 8:39 AM
There was a post the other day on Reddit about the crisis in Venezuela. It was arguing that trade goods were far more valuable, or at least practical, than gold in an economic collapse situation. Should preppers and their milder cousins, the conservative investor, be looking at Liquor instead of Bullion? My take oh this … Continue reading Gold vs Goods in a Collapse The post Gold vs Goods in a ...
Posted: May 25 2018 @ 8:34 AM
I love the Upper Midwest, I really do. But maybe not so much in February. Taking the kids somewhere for spring break each year is a great way to recover from a long winter and reset for the rest of the school year. Michigan has an interesting take on Spring Break in that all schools … Continue reading Redneck Riviera Spring Break The post Redneck Riviera Spring Break appeared first on ...
Posted: May 21 2018 @ 8:39 AM
I started out my adult life firmly rooted in the underbelly of society. It seemed a natural fit for me to stay on that side of the tracks even after I became an official member of society. The Cook County (ie. Chicago) Public Defenders Office is a trip. I loved it. The office has over … Continue reading Soldier in a Righteous Army The post Soldier in a Righteous Army appeared ...
Posted: May 15 2018 @ 8:53 AM
What makes me different from all those other competent PF bloggers out there in the universe? Well, a couple of things – my path to FIRE is not theoretical or newly laid. I have been at it for years and my well worn FIRE path has the assets to back up the lip service. Secondly, … Continue reading My Prepping 101 Guest Post The post My Prepping 101 Guest Post appeared ...
Posted: May 09 2018 @ 8:09 AM
Finally on our way UP again. May Net Worth improved. Months in the red are no fun, but FIRE is about the long haul. This too shall pass! I am always curious about the budding crop of new PF blogs. Would a new Bear Market drive a bunch of them off the cliff? Our ESI … Continue reading Back To Positive – May Net Worth 2018 The post Back To Positive ...
Posted: May 04 2018 @ 9:24 AM
This is our Beltane(Spring) Update 2018. I did my first PodCast interview with Jace and Clark over at MillionairesUnveiled. Go to Number #24. I died a little bit on the inside over the proposed changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. After 10 long years, I decided to stop waiting and just pay off … Continue reading Beltane Update 2018 The post Beltane Update 2018 appeared first on OthalaFehu. ...
Posted: May 01 2018 @ 7:49 AM


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