Category Archives: Backstory

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

Learning to Earn

I got my first crappy job when I was thirteen.  It wouldn’t be my last.

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Learning to Steal

What it came down to was that I didn’t have money and my Dad did, so I took it.

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A Light in the Darkness

Everyone dreams of becoming free.

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Learning to Spend

I saw it the first time I went inside the new convenience store that opened up close to my house.  A Ghosts ‘n Goblins arcade machine rose out from between the racks of potato chips and magazines.

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Mo’ money may make mo’ problems, but everyone soon learns that no money sucks worse.  I figured this out at the age of five while walking to kindergarten.  There was a a sign for slush-puppies positioned outside of a convenience store … Continue reading

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Origin Story

  All heroes have awesome origin stories.

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