Happy New Year!

Good Day FI-Seekers (and ACHIEVERS! You know who you are).

Just popping in to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Aren’t you glad 2021 is over? I sure am. That said, 2022 isn’t really seeming much better at the present moment, at least not in my neck of the woods. COVID is rampant. It’s frickin’ cold. I am still not FI. Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

Site Migration: Fun Times of 2021

Hello dear Internet,

This month, I tried to migrate tonfire.com to a new hosting provider AND a new domain provider. Let’s just say, things didn’t go smoothly. You may have noticed that the site was down for 2-3 weeks. BOO. I ended up having to do a manual process which involved more of T messing stuff up.

Anyway, we’re back up and running…sort of. Many things appear to be broken. So, I’ll try to fix all that. Your patience in this matter is appreciated!

So how are YOU doing?

To blog or not to blog

That is the question.

So my 3 year blog hosting renewal notice came. Weirdly they want to charge me 3 times the amount they did for the last 3 years. How rude! Anyway, I am now faced with the task of evaluating my continued existence in the blogosphere. I mean, it’s okayyy in here I guess. I like doing it. But I also like not doing it (see summer of 2021 giant hole of no posts). The question is, which do I like better?

Sigh. I could take the time and migrate the blog to a new host (or a free blog site with a not-so-fancy domain). Or I could take it all down and have a “celebration of life” for it. Either way it’s a tough decision. If I do migrate the blog I will need to renew my commitment to it.

I’ll need to have an answer within the next 10 days. Hopefully I will be given some kind of sign telling me to do one or the other. In the meantime, I will just stew and worry about what to do. This is the way.

Keepin’ up with the Blog

Peoples of the internet. This blog is becoming DANGEROUSLY close to being defunct. My last post was over 1 month ago. BLARG! Continue reading “Keepin’ up with the Blog”

Free & Cheap Ways to Treat Yourself – Pandemic Edition!

During the pandemic, I’ve found it’s very beneficial to maintain, and perhaps even ramp up my self care activities. My mind, body and soul appreciates the effort I put in, especially during times when my mental health is struggling a bit. I think it’s important to “treat yourself” once in awhile to have something to look forward to in the dragging days of this seemingly never-ending Viral Nightmare. Continue reading “Free & Cheap Ways to Treat Yourself – Pandemic Edition!”

Monthly Financial Independence Report – April 2021

Let’s skip the pleasantries and get right to the meat of this monthly report, shall we?

Savings of T

$1074. The 3-paycheque month helped me out here. Only $126 off my $1200 per month savings goal! Continue reading “Monthly Financial Independence Report – April 2021”

The Slog

Life is feeling very sloggy lately.

Slog: to plod (one’s way) perseveringly especially against difficulty.

Continue reading “The Slog”

Monthly Financial Independence Report – March 2021

Welcome to the March Monthly Financial Independence Report, or as I like to call it, the MMFIR (pronunced “mmmm-fur”). I work for the military so it’s general practice to acronym-ify LITERALLY EVERYTHING. NJ. (That stands for “No Joke”). Continue reading “Monthly Financial Independence Report – March 2021”

Upcoming FI Activities in the life of T

Alternative title for this post: list of random financial shit I need/want to do.

Since I haven’t posted in awhile, and I’m sure you are getting super-bored with nothing to read, I’m posting this list of FI activities I want to work on this week and beyond to hopefully 1) inspire others and 2) hear about YOUR FI activities this week to inspire myself. Here goes! Continue reading “Upcoming FI Activities in the life of T”

Monthly Financial Independence Report – Feb 2021

Well Hello there! It’s about time I got around to doing this, it being late-March. Heavens, things are busy. Can’t drop the ball on the monthly reports though – analysis of spending is something we NEEEED to keep doing so we can be aware and make course corrections. Continue reading “Monthly Financial Independence Report – Feb 2021”