Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day… just in case that helps save some people out there. This year it really snuck* up on me as I imagine it did many New Englanders. Usually, I focus on it after the Super Bowl, but this year was a late Super Bowl that was of particular importance in New England. That was quickly followed up with a couple of snowstorms of around a foot of snow each.
… And here we are Valentine’s Day.
I didn’t even have time to refer people to my Save Money on Valentine’s Day article.
Fortunately, I was bailed out by the local Navy base that put on a tremendous couples dinner for well under $100 (including wine). Tomorrow, I’ll stop by Aldi for their great deal on flowers, and Dollar Tree for some accessories. I may pick up a gift card or two as well.
In non-Valentine’s Day news, I got an idea for the blog from Dividend Growth Investor.
I think I finally figured out a way to bring back my Alternative Income Report from nearly 8-10 years ago. Some of the feedback that I got on it is that it was one of the best things I’ve done (which isn’t necessarily saying too much). Hopefully, I can bring you the first installment of that for Wednesday.
This week, I’m going to present only one article on the topic of FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) and it isn’t necessarily the best one… and it is a little self-serving.
Mr. 1500 of 1500 Days allowed me to take part in his 10 Questions series. I think I was so excited that I might have answered 15. If you were ever curious about my history, broader thoughts about money, or my favorite board game, this is the article for you.
One thing I learned, is that there are whole set of bloggers who started in the last 3 or 4 years who I really don’t know very well. I know some of them through comments on a few sites that I read, but I don’t know them. And it was clear that they really didn’t know me. It was a wake-up call that I’m blogging in my own little world and not reaching out enough to others.
* I have no interest in getting into a snuck vs. sneaked debate. ;-)