My Triathlon Origins

 Imagine an impressionable teenage boy casually channel surfing one Saturday morning. Looking for something to watch, he stumbles upon a bike race where hundreds of athletes were flying across the screen.  That was me!  I later came to find out this wasn’t a bike race, but a triathlon - specifically…

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The Importance of Strong Habits

 I have always been a creature of habit.  As a kid, my mom would pack the same exact lunch for me everyday, always asking if I wanted a sandwich other than PB&J, but I never did.  Growing up, my parents created many positive habits in my life like sleeping early,…

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My Path Part 3: Spreadsheet Day!

After learning lots of little tips here and there on /r/personalfinance, and now that I had my investing setup to be automated and simple, I wanted to know what the next step was.  On the first of the month, on a daily q/a thread on /r/financialindependence, lots of people were…

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Monthly Financial/Fitness Recap – Jan’19

I love reading and seeing different ways people track and measure their financial health.  Expenses, savings rate, income, spreadsheets, data - I love it all! I will be doing a similar post to this monthly, where I detail my monthly expenses, income, savings rate, etc.  The format might not be…

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How I Chose my 401k Asset Allocation:

The FI community primarily focuses on a “set it and forget it” approach to investing.  I believe this is the way to go for most people. But how do you know you’re selecting the right investments now, to make sure you have to do as little as possible going forward?…

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2018 Recap and 2019 Goals

I started tracking my spending, saving, net worth, investments, and all of that fun stuff in mid 2017.  This was shortly after I graduated from college and was earning for the first time. 2018 was then the first full calendar year I’d done all of this tracking for. Since I…

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