Financial Independence

Financial Independence (sometimes called “FIRE” for Financial Independence/Retire Early) is all about taking control of your finances and building a nest egg that can support you regardless of your employment status.

My wife and I have been working towards financial independence for several years.

These posts are all about how to reduce spending and increasing your portfolio without reducing your enjoyment of life.

The Home Economics of Protein, Nutrition, and Health

The Home Economics of Protein, Nutrition, and Health

How much protein do you need? And how much does it cost you? I try to cut through all of the noise in this post.

Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day

March 14th, also styled as 3/14 or 3.14 is a special day for math nerds. To celebrate I made a plethora of pi day memes for a good laugh.

How to measure hot water use

How to measure hot water use

This post explains how to measure your domestic hot water use. Knowing how much hot water you use can help you size your next water heater.

How To DIY An Off Peak Hot Water Heater [Save Money]

How To DIY An Off Peak Hot Water Heater [Save Money]

How to modify your electric hot water heater to save money by using an electric timer for off peak use with TOU metering.

The 3 Truths Apple’s New TV Show “Severance” Reveals About Work and the FIRE Movement

The 3 Truths Apple’s New TV Show “Severance” Reveals About Work and the FIRE Movement

Government Worker FI Turns 3

Government Worker FI Turns 3

Government Worker FI turns 3 years old. Check out this post for a behind the scenes look at how far the blog has grown this past year.

Here’s what happened when I talked to a CPA about my FIRE plans

Here’s what happened when I talked to a CPA about my FIRE plans

The FIRE movement is filled with people that DIY their finances. But I doubted our plan so met with a CPA. Here's what I learned.

How Much Energy Does a Clothes Dryer Use? [Surprising Facts You Need To Know]

How Much Energy Does a Clothes Dryer Use? [Surprising Facts You Need To Know]

Dryers are an essential appliance in most homes. They save time and money by drying wet clothes quickly. But do you know how much energy a dryer uses?

Does inflation matter if you’re frugal?

Does inflation matter if you’re frugal?

Does inflation matter if you are a frugal family? I examine our spending over the past 3 years to look for evidence of inflation.

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