Why We Will Not Retire Early – Language Matters

When you hear the term “financial independence” it is very often teamed up with “retire early” into the increasingly famous “FIRE” acronym. At least in this narrow part of the internet and personal finance blogosphere. The retire early part of the deal was never…

Why Getting A PhD Is A Terrible Idea If You Are On The Path To Financial Independence

Hello from impostor syndrome land! I do not mention it a lot on this blog, but the 4 year contract I keep mentioning as my current job is actually as a PhD student within natural science. In Norway, you are considered an employee as…

Calculating Lean FI Numbers As An Entrepreneur

Traditional financial independence (FI) through saving and investing? Or the more work intensive but potentially quicker route of side hustling and building passive income streams? Why not both! Using myself as an example, I’ll show you how I think when I calculate how much…

The Conscious Consumer

On why we “wasted” money on supporting local this weekend, and don’t regret a cent of it!

UK FI Pod – Guest Appearance!

Guest apperance one the UK FI Pod with Ms ZiYou

If you haven’t noticed – there have been some changes to this here blog lately! The biggest one being that we are celebrating our one year online mark with changing hosting from WordPress subscription to a different hosting provider where we’re still running wordpress,…

Frugality Is Not Depravity

Frugality Is Not Depravity – Why we don’t feel like we’re missing out by not spending money.

Sidehustle Log 04: March Update And A Website

For the fourth update in the siddehustle log series, I sold some things!

Frugal Friday: Make your own soap

Solid soap gets a bad rep, but for no good reason. Here we give you a quick intro to soapmaking, plus resources you can use to learn more, just in time for making a batch for the holidays!

Sidehustle log 01: Beginnings

I am trying to start a small, physical sidehustle and will be sharing the process and progress on the blog occasionally. Herein lies the first chapter!

Saving Money – The Benefit Of Having Space

Oh pantry, how can I praise thee? Let me count the ways.