Finance Fridays


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Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today I’m going to try to simplify some things… we’re going to discuss “Stuff versus Time”. Stuff versus Time? Yea. So, to step back a bit, this blog is mostly about taking responsibility for your finances and being in charge of your retirement. However, I do also talk about Financial Independence Retire Early (FIRE), and things like that as well. In general, I talk a lot about mindset. Like […]

Stuff versus Time and physician FIRE comments #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. Today, we’re going to take a trip down memory lane and look at some my financial decisions, just remember “Hindsight is 20/20“. Hindsight is 20/20? What do you mean? It’s an idiom, and it means ” In hindsight things are obvious that were not obvious from the outset; one is able to evaluate past choices more clearly than at the time of the choice.” Please note that I would not change anything […]

Hindsight is 20/20 #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’ve noted before that I work for the Federal Government, I’ve talked before about How to Value a Pension. However, today I wanted to go into some of the benefits of being a federal employee that people may not know about. So today, let’s talk about “Federal Government Benefits“. Federal Government Benefits You may be asking yourself, why are you writing this article… and why is it Finance Fridays. […]

Federal Government Benefits #illumedati


Here’s the Finance Fridays Roadmap Update (7-27-2018): So pour some coffee, sit back, relax and click on some of these links: ** denotes new since last roadmap update Stock Photo From: Pixabay I cleaned up this post a bit for this update since we have a lot of posts to deal with now: I added bullets and made some subheadings and I’m hoping that will make it easier to navigate. I don’t know anything about […]

Finance Fridays Roadmap 7-27-2018 #illumedati



Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. It’s that time again… today I’m going to talk about “Trimming the Fat (Again)“. Trimming the Fat (Again) If you haven’t already, you should probably read my prior posts: Trimming the Fat Falling Off the Wagon It’s the Little Things So, my confession is: I’ve been buying Starbucks pretty much every day since falling off the wagon earlier this year. I was doing so so well for awhile, but […]

Trimming the Fat (Again) #illumedati


Hey everyone, it’s Finance Fridays again. I’ve talked about the Windfall Management Exercise recently and about Retiring Early before. Today let’s ponder “What if I retired today?” Is this another “Finance Exercise”? Yes. Kind of like the Windfall Management Exercise, this “What if I retired today?” is another exercise, just to kind of test your mindset. Here is the beginning of your retirement story: It’s July 13, 2018, you’ve received word that you now have […]

What if I retired today? #illumedati