2017 is the first year that we have aimed (on purpose) to hit FI/FIRE/Financial Independence. We've taken to being minimalist, frugal, mindful, and happier. We've still traveled, but we've saved over 4000 since year open. It's been a long first year with many setbacks and expenses. At the same time it's hard to believe that …
It's a hot topic, but should we even be so hot about it? Cultures have come and gone, traded traditions with others, and never had an issue. So why then, is it a problem all the sudden? I'll tell you where I side along with the facts I used to get to get there. Read my opinion and tell me. Is it evolution or appropriation? Does it even matter in the long run?
In today's world, we see lots of talk about acceptance. We want people to accept our gender, our size, and our orientation; yet there are many times when we don't accept theirs. I think that there are a few factors to this situation and while I'm not a sociologist, I think I have a decent perspective on the subject. To me, the first thing we need to do is get rid of is privilege. This post took me over two months to complete in which time I debated whether or not to even post it. Read what I think; and tell me, what do you think?
Is buying a new car not frugal? Is it wrong to spend money on a new car? Not minimalist? I don't think so. Should you buy a new car? I think most people should. There is a lot that goes into buying a car and many people that want to save money only buy used cars. Is that the right option? I don't think so. I think you should take another look at that new car you have been wanting. I think it might be the best option for you. Let's Look.