Shaving (Saving) 4K

In a previous post I worked out that our family spent around $84,000 in 2021. I also reviewed spending and theorized that we could be saving around $4k without too much hardship (I.e. maybe I could do it sneakily so my family wouldn’t even notice!)

That said, I want to get them in on the action on how we can manage saving 4k this year. Or at least, the last 3/4 of this year. HOW IS IT ALREADY MID-APRIL? For one thing, Hubs indicated he wanted to be more involved in finances 1.34 years ago. This is a step I can take in that general direciton. Two, I want to teach M some skills about saving money, budgeting, and managing finances sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Shaving (Saving) 4K”

A New Challenge: Declutter My Entire Life

If you have read any of my past blog posts, you will know that I like to join or make up challenges in an attempt to trick my brain into doing stuff. It is sometimes successful and sometimes not. So, I just keep at it and try to make progress. Remember the time when I challenged myself to make an extra $1000, or when I quit internet for a whole month? Those were the days. Continue reading “A New Challenge: Declutter My Entire Life”

Are pets “worth it”, financially speaking or otherwise?

I fully admit this is probably a silly question to anyone who has had or does have pets. I’d say most who have experienced it will argue our lives away that the joy of owning a pet far outweighs the financial burden. Continue reading “Are pets “worth it”, financially speaking or otherwise?”

2021 Spending – Less than previous years, at least?

So just for kicks, I went back to compare spending year over year from 2019 (I have solid data as far back as that date). If you have read my blog, you know that I have been pretty good at posting annual spending reports, namely this one from 2019 and this one from 2020. Continue reading “2021 Spending – Less than previous years, at least?”

COVID Lockdown 2022

Well. Really didn’t think we would be back here now. But here we are. Continue reading “COVID Lockdown 2022”

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”

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