Author Archives: livafi

Midlife FI-sis

Toward the midpoint of 2013, after an extended period of the blues, I finally admitted that there was something fairly wrong with my life.

Posted in Backstory, CurrentLife | 68 Comments

Leaving the Cushy Job

I have a pretty decent job, all things considered.  And I’m going to quit it anyway.

Posted in CurrentLife | 16 Comments

2014 Spending Postmortem

I’m going to burn a post picking through last year’s expenses.

Posted in CurrentLife, Expense Tracking | 14 Comments

December 2014 Expenses

I’m doing what must be the most premature month-end financial summary ever done, a whopping 12 days sooner than the regular schedule.

Posted in CurrentLife | 1 Comment

November 2014 Expenses

  Another month, another expense report.  This time it’s November.

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October 2014 Expenses

Let’s do a no-frills expense entry for October.

Posted in CurrentLife | 2 Comments

The One Where I Do The Last Post (for 2014)

It’s time to put an end to the blog for now.

Posted in CurrentLife | 30 Comments


When I was in my twenties I didn’t much care about charities.  I mean, who really does when they’re younger, anyway?  For many people, it takes an event that affects you or the ones you love to get you interested … Continue reading

Posted in FutureLife | 5 Comments

September 2014 Expenses

Let’s take a quick look at how the ‘ol wallet finished up the last month of summer.

Posted in Expense Tracking | 11 Comments

Friends and FI

Friends and FI Everyone striving for the goal of financial independence will eventually run into the question of how to approach this subject with friends.

Posted in CurrentLife | 45 Comments