Category Archives: Backstory

Set of postings describing the development of the FI mindset as it evolved over the years.

The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #5, Part 2

In the last post, I barely spoke about the actual Job Experience at my new employer, FinancialCompany. Instead, I focused a lot of content on why I dislike the core makeup of office jobs. That’s getting changed, pronto.  For better … Continue reading

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The Job Experience, IT Plumbing: Year #5, Part 1

In late 2003, I finally quit my first office job.

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The Job Experience, Tech Support: Year #4, Part 2

Year 4, Part 2/2 It’s time to finish up year 4. In the first part of the year, I finally made critical lifestyle changes to enable a higher savings rate and remove a great deal of job-related stress. Here in … Continue reading

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The Job Experience, Tech Support: Year #4, Part 1

Year 4 All jobs eventually come to an end.  My tech support role died at the end of year 4. I didn’t get fired or laid off.  I left because it was time for me to go.  You’re probably wondering … Continue reading

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The Job Experience: Tech Support, Year #3

Year 3 A super quick summary of where we are:

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The Job Experience: Tech Support, Year #2

Year 2 In my second year working technical support, the weeks start to fly by, especially when compared to the first.

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The Job Experience: Tech Support, Year #1

  Serious Warning: I’m going to embark on some very long, self-indulgent posts through June  the end of July mid-August. If you read blogs strictly for financial insight, skip these.  I won’t be offended, and you’ll thank yourself for not wasting ten minutes … Continue reading

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Better Versus Happier

Pop Quiz #1 : Which phone would you rather have?

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Learning to FI

It’s come to this.  Talent vs. hard work.  Nature versus nurture.    Armageddon.

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Mistakes Were Made

I’ve done my share of financially stupid things.

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