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Work

Stop Being Miserable – Financial Independence Options

Financial Independence Options

How do you make it though the every day burden of going to work and doing the motions? Is one of the most common questions I’ve seen on the Reddit Financial Independence community. I still have moments where I question that too, but it’s gotten a lot easier after making it through the first year […]

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Work

Optimize Your Career Path – Public Service vs Private Sector

When I ditched my consulting job at a highly visible, well known, environmental services firm to work in the public sector I received a lot of odd glances. Public sector jobs don’t have the best reputation. Fortunately, since I’m seeking financial independence, I’m used to getting weird looks. This article will help you navigate the […]

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Frugality Savings Work

Our FIRE Date

For writing about financial independence I sure haven’t spent a lot of time actually talking about the numbers, dates, and logistical aspects. There are lots of other bloggers who have gone down the IRS wormhole and figured out optimization. Since I like using the resources available to me, I have not recreated the wheel. Instead, […]

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Savings Work

June Spending Report for our Family of Two (Just 1 Month Late)

Gardening encourages creativity, happiness, and frugality

A monthly feature on the blog will be a detailed breakdown of our expenses aka spending. The first will be our June spending report. Spoiler alert, the July one is coming soon! For those of you who are not aware we are a pack of two adults and two six year old dogs (who I […]

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Work

Now Trying Shipt! I’m Ready to be a Shipt Shopper

Not the shirt I expected

Shipt is about to launch in my city, so I figured why not try shopping as a side hustle? I absolutely love grocery shopping. I love learning about new foods, wine, beer, recipes, and cultures. What can go wrong with shopping and getting paid for it, right? Ha! Well, we will see after the launch […]

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Work

Why do I want to quit my job?

The fact that I want to quit my job has been a driving force for me seeking FIRE over the past four years. Some days I cannot understand how some people enjoy their jobs. But, I think in classic millennial style I was raised believing that I can achieve anything (but I’m going to have […]

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Happiness Work

The Hunt for the IRA Funding Side Hustle

Frugal Fall Activies

To take back my life I need to come up with a good plan. I definitely don’t want to be limited to 23 days off per year and working 40 hours each week. I have skills as a civil engineer, unfortunately these skills don’t translate immediately into an engineering consulting side hustle due to my […]

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