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Why an Auto Loan Isn’t Necessarily a Horrible Thing

Why and Auto Loan Isn't Always Bad

The Used Car and The Attached String So, if you didn’t know, I recently purchased a new (see used) car. It was a pretty exhilarating experience, guys. All of the haggling over car prices, trying to find the best deal in a time crunch, it was a fun one that got the adrenaline pumping. Although throwing Read More

The Smart FI Sprint Network EP. 1 – Introduction to Financial Independence

Financial Independence YouTube Video Introduction

Hi, everyone! This is the inaugural video for The Smart FI Sprint Network, and I’m excited to have you along for the ride. Today I give an introduction to Financial Independence, what it is, a very brief “how to get there”, and my experience on how Financial Independence can change your life.       Read More

Follow-Up on Beta Readers for “Sometimes It Pays”

Beta Readers Editing Writing Proofreading

I’ve Been Busy Hey, everyone! I apologize for the lack of content over the past two weeks or so. The reason was good this time, I swear. I finished polishing off the site to make it look less like a scrub had done it. All of the report pages, about, and intro to fire pages Read More

The Game is Finished: The New Car Hunt Part 2

We’re Back! This is the stunning conclusion to The Used Car Hunt! If you missed part 1, you can find it here. To be honest here, we found the car we wanted the night I published that first piece. It was an amazing deal. This post won’t be very long because I honestly thought we Read More

Project Fi: One Month Later

Google Project Fi Review

Original Image By Source (WP:NFCC#4), Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48739382 Howdy, ladies and gents! I hope the FI journey is going well. So, it has been exactly one month and two days since I activated my phone and began my cellular journey with Google’s Project Fi. I’d like to give you a review of what I think Read More

The Game is Afoot: The New Car Hunt Part 1

The New Car Hunt

O, Discordia! It was a cold, icy January day. The wind was howling out of the west and I was just minding my own business driving my 2003 Monte Carlo and listening to NPR (sometimes I wonder if I am a 60 year-old man stuck in a 26 year-old body) as I slowed to enter Read More

The Smart FI Sprint Podcast EP 007: To Rent or to Own? That is the Question

Smart FI Sprint EP 007: To Rent or to Own? That is the Question

Sorry it has been over two months since my last podcast guys! Things have been super busy around here, what with getting married, getting furniture, my new wife’s birthday…Pokemon Go came out…it has been crazy! However, I’m back, and today we’re going to discuss renting versus buying the place you live. What you think is Read More

A Tale From The Financial Crypt: My Harrowing Experience with a Credit Card Company

Credit Card Experience

Hello all of you wonderful people! Happy Tuesday, for the week is upon us. As such, I’d like to spin a tale for you, but before I go any further, I want you to know that this is not a warm, feel-good, fuzzy story to go with this beautiful day. It is a dark tale, one Read More

Gotta Catch ‘Em All?

Pokemon Go

The Hype Train July 6th, 2016. I don’t know if you are familiar with this date or not. For those of you who may not be, it is the day “Pokemon Go” entered the world, and come into the world it did. The game exploded onto the stage of life, netting an amazing 50,000 downloads Read More

I Just Finished Writing and Editing My First Story

I Just Finished Writing and Editing My First Story

A Busy Month What’s going on guys? I’m sorry I’ve been so sparse with the content this month. I’ve been trying to do a lot over the past several weeks, and I’ve spent most of my time over the last week or two busy with post-wedding things, but I’ve also been finishing my first story, Sometimes Read More

The Importance and Ubiquity of Writing

The Importance of Writing

Writing Makes the World Go Round The importance of writing in our lives and the world can’t be understated. Think about it. How often do you have to write? You wouldn’t think so, but my job as an engineer involves a pretty hefty amount of writing. The writing I do on a daily basis is Writing is so important in our lives, and it may be more important today than ever before. It can affect everything from your career to your relationships. So, you should allows be hungry to learn more.

What Brexit Means for the FIRE Chaser

Brexit Economic Effects

The Shadow of Brexit Hey, Everybody! It’s good to be back at it again after a wedding and a honeymoon. I found getting back into the habit of writing, blogging, podcasting, etc., has been kind of difficult. Just like working out or eating healthy, coming home and working on what I truly enjoy still takes Read More