Shopping Hacks: Might As Well Take Advantage of Them

Shopping Hacks

A couple of days ago some people experienced the madness of Black Friday. This year the competition was fierce with most retailers opening their doors on Thursday afternoon. Obviously, the intent was to get a head start on the race of becoming the retailer with the highest sales of the season. Continue reading

As Thanksgiving Approaches Think About This

As Thanksgiving Approaches Think About This

Thanksgiving is that time of the year where people get together to say thanks. Personally, I got a lot of things to be thankful for: a healthy family, friends, work and for having the opportunity to wake up to enjoy a new day. Continue reading

A Happy Day at Work … So What?

A happy day at work ... so what?I don’t consider myself to be a “tech” guy but, in general, I’m pretty much up-to-date on topics that are relevant to both my professional career and personal lifestyle. When it comes to work, my current role demands the maximization of data utilization and the application of workflows that aim to influence the bottom line. A couple of weeks ago we had a meeting about one of the projects I’m currently leading. After a couple of months of hard work, the project reached a milestone that required coming up with a very detailed and specific desired state. Continue reading

My Financial Mistakes

My Financial Mistakes

Kris from Chronicles of a Father with Cents recently posted a very insightful article about his financial mistakes. When I finished reading it, I had no choice but to reach out to him to share an idea that came to mind. The pitch was the following: “Kris, wouldn’t it be great if we started a chain where bloggers share their own financial mishaps?  This would not only be valuable to our readers but it would also be a great opportunity for bloggers to learn from each other in an effort to maximize the value of lessons learned”. He was on board so here I am writing about my financial mistakes following his initiative and hopefully encouraging others to do the same. Continue reading

My Financial Money Map

My Financial Money Map

A couple of months ago I came across a great post by budget on a stick where he introduced the concept of a Money Map. He defines it as a “chart that shows you where all your money is coming in and going out“. In theory, this should be super simple but it will ultimately depend on your understanding of how your money flows through the various buckets you’ve created as part of your financial strategy. Continue reading

Blogger Recognition Award

blogger recognition award

I want to thank Araminta from Financially Mint who graciously nominated A Journey to FI for a Blogger Recognition Award. Initially, I was a little bit skeptical about the whole thing but once I started reading I realized it was the real deal!. A Journey to FI has only been out there for a few months so all I can say is that It’s great to be recognized for this award especially in this incredible Personal Finance community. Continue reading

The Law of Diminishing Returns

The Law of Diminishing Returns

A couple of weeks ago I was browsing through the content I follow but one stood out from the crowd. The title of the post was “Stacking Functions” by the Happy Philosopher (HP). As I started reading, the HP did a phenomenal job describing opportunities to improve efficiencies in various aspects of personal finance (PF); however, I would like to make the case of how Stacking Functions could greatly benefit from the Law Of Diminishing Returns (LODR). Continue reading

5 Valuable Lessons From My Financial Mentor

5 Valuable Lessons From My Financial Mentor

From reading posts from many of my fellow Personal Finance (PF) bloggers it occurred to me how much of the drive in achieving financial freedom has been influenced by having role models in our lives. Continue reading