Book Review: Playing with FIRE by Scott Rieckens

Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early): How Far Would You Go for Financial Freedom? by Scott Rieckens Again the reviews on Goodreads seem to be focused on the Rieckens' household income of $142,000 per year. Let's put some things into perspective. The median (not the average but the family in the middle's) household income … Continue reading Book Review: Playing with FIRE by Scott Rieckens

June 2020 No Spend Recap

2020 GOAL: $4,000 for ROTH IRA + $11,000 in SAVINGS = When I Can Start Paying Extra on Debt June 1st Total Cash: $6,348.00* Corrected to include my mutual fundSavings Goal: $15,000.00Money Left to Save: $9,100.63Current Car Debt: $12,927.67Current Student Loan Debt: $46,581.24 During this month I refinanced my car and my student loan debt … Continue reading June 2020 No Spend Recap

Fanny Pack Friendship – Do you Need an Official Minimalist Label?

Mr. BMM is friends with a guy from our gym. Mr. BMM plans for the guy from the gym and his wife to meet up for a motorcycle ride. We start chatting. The guy from the gym's wife recently ordered a fanny pack. We have only met twice. Is it too early or weird to … Continue reading Fanny Pack Friendship – Do you Need an Official Minimalist Label?

OMG BMM was on a PODCAST!!!

The lovely and beautiful Author, Podcaster, and YouTuber, Katie Coughran, featured one of my articles on her most recent podcast! I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest with my no spend 2019 challenge. It has morphed over time but always comes back to minimalism. To hear the words spoken out into this universe … Continue reading OMG BMM was on a PODCAST!!!