6 Reasons Getting Fired Was Actually Amazing

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:May 27, 2020

For a lot of us, losing our jobs can be a crisis. Especially with so many people living paycheck to paycheck and not having adequate emergency funds. For me, getting fired was actually amazing. And no, not getting FIREd...but that will happen eventually - I hope! Some background: this is not a recent or new development. My current job is still safe (for now, anyway), but I have lost jobs in the past. And even though it…

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My Why of FI

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:June 3, 2023

"My why of FI" - how's that for a rhyming phrase? Anyway, I have a confession to make: I'm not the most decisive person. If you ask me what I like to do for fun, I will probably have a difficult time responding very confidently. I mean, other than working on this blog, of course! But since I don't typically mention that in the context of small talk, I will usually say something like, "Ya…

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Can Money Make Us Happier? The Truth May Surprise You

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:March 14, 2024

Not too long ago, Constantly Curious posted a video that sparked a serious internal conflict. You might even say an all-out brawl between emotion and rationale. I highly recommend giving the video a watch, as it's under five minutes long. However, the basic idea is this: having a ton of money might not make us much happier than we are today. The funny thing is, that seemed obvious to me. It may be a bit…

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Frugal Living Isn’t Everything – Here’s Why

  • Post author:Bob Haegele
  • Post last modified:March 14, 2024

Yes, I know. Gasp. How could I possibly say that frugal living isn't everything, given that it is literally in the title of this blog? Well, the truth is that being frugal can potentially be a bit limiting. Especially if your income is on the low side. And that's what this post is about. I hear many bloggers talk a lot about how financial independence is so much more difficult when you aren't making any money. At…

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