Hump Day- November 8th, 2017

What is hump day? It’s Wednesday. The hump to your work week. 2 days down and 2 days to go. On hump days I will be sharing articles, videos, or other form of entertainment. It will include links to other posts I have liked throughout the week. Some are parenting articles, others are personal finance ones, and occasionally there will be a random funny article. Enjoy!

On this day

In 1731 Benjamin Franklin opened the first library in the American colonies. We can all thank him for one of the FIRE communities favorite resources. Free books and creepy people on the internet are some of my favorite things!

Hump day articles

I am slowly getting back into reading some of my co-bloggers posts. I am not consuming at the level I was pre-FIRE but that is a combination of exhaustion and having a ton of other stuff to do.

We finally have all our vital documents ordered again. Things like Social Security Cards, passports, birth certificates, and my ever important medical license. There will be a post on this soon.

Then there is housing. We are currently living in a 700 square foot apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. The space is fine but we could sure use an extra bathroom and some outdoor space for the dog to use the restroom. For now we will keep walking her. Anyway, we are looking for a bigger space, there is a complete crunch on housing here.

Which brings me to my first post of the week. Guy on Fire guest posted on Think Save Retire and for some reason chooses to live in a 52 square foot closet in his own home. Weird, yes. Inspiring, maybe. Interesting, hell yes. So go over there and read it. If we could downsize that  much then I would definitely get an RV (just bought my first car that can tow 5000 lbs!). Alas, with the toddler it is not going to happen.

ESI Money dropped some knowledge on his post three sentences that lead to wealth. It begins as a book review and summary, but ends with some simple words of wisdom…well sentences of wisdom.

Finally, Sam at Financial Samurai discusses how to under the new proposed tax plan. He has a pretty in-depth analysis of it. For me, there is no reason pondering until the plan actually goes through. I suspect the end product will be much different than the current.

There you have it. 3 articles. All good. All different.

Enjoy and talk soon!

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I am a Dad and Doctor trying to find financial freedom by owning my dollars and debts. Helping dads with their finances so they can focus on the family.

4 thoughts on “Hump Day- November 8th, 2017

  • November 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Important documents – woot!

    I think it’s important to pay attention because the time to speak up if something truly egregious (seems like everything, these days) is being proposed, the time to kill it is in committee, or at the point of voting, not after it’s been passed. I’m sure there is a way to stop it after that but I think it’s a much slower and more painful process.

    • November 9, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      Yup…before it happens not after for sure. Stagnation leads to misrepresentation.

  • November 8, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I never let taxes affect my decision-making so I tend not to look at any proposals until something actually passes, to see how it affects me. I understand why so many folks are analyzing it (something to write about and people want to read it) but it seems like a potential waste of time. If it never passes, none of this matters.

    • November 8, 2017 at 7:23 am

      Our culture enjoys analyzing what ifs…I think it gives us perceived control over things we can’t actually control. Let’s see what happens over the next few months.


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