Hello From Millennial on Fire!


#1

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Hello, I am Mrs. Fire(?) or Mrs. MoF. I recently started this little blog right here; millennialonfireblog.wordpress.com

I blog in my free time between writing IEP’s, lesson plans and grading. We currently live in Hawaii but are planning a move in the next few years to help us reach Financial Independence. This is not my first blog, but the first time that I feel the passion behind what I am doing! So, that is exciting!

My blogs primary purpose is to document the exploration towards financial independence, as I make mistakes, as life happens, as I figure things out, as I read books, and whatever else.

I have been a reader of JMoney for years. I started back in college around 2010-ish. He was my first introduction into the personal finance blog-o-sphere. Without his blog, I really do not know if my husband and I would be at the place that we are financially today. Over the years I have started to follow more and more blogs.

I hope your Friday goes exceptionally well!!! I am totally looking forward to the weekend! I have my classes to teach today and two IEP meetings as well! TGIF :slight_smile:


#2

Welcome!


#3

Hello! Are you sure you want to leave Hawaii? Some of us are only chasing FI so we can move there. Sounds like you already won! :grin:


#4

Welcome aboard! Where in HI do you live? I live in Hilo, and have been here for almost 14 years. But I too am trying to move back to the mainland, ideally Washington state.


#5

Hello Mrs MOF. Welcome. Checked out your blog, looks nice. Keep it up!


#6

Ha, ha, ha!! No, we don’t want to leave but it is “killing” us to drop $2,300 a month on a 900 sq foot condo. Just not really affordable for our current station in life. We have considered moving back at a later time, to a different island that would be more affordable.

Moving to the mainland would allow us to either rent for less or purchase land and a home in a price range we could realistically afford and be comfortable in.

Hawaii is amazing for sure!


#7

Welcome, Millennial on Fire!

Is it weird that my first thought was @millennialmoney and I had a baby?

:beers:
-Physician on FIRE


#8

We live on Oahu on the Windward side of the island. So beautiful here. Over the summer we visited Kailua-Kona and went up to Mauna Kea. We loved the Hilo side more than the Kailua-Kona side…I think we need to go and visit again with a different set of eyes. We were so stoked thinking we would fall in love with Big Island…and were kind of disappointed we did not.


#9

:joy::rofl: yes weird (in a funny way)


#10

Uh oh!!

I did check to see if this name was explicitly taken, and didn’t notice anything. I do have it in the back of my mind that I will likely have to rebrand at some point. I love the concept of my blogging identity, but can see it being potentially problematic.


#11

It’s all good. I don’t own the “on FIRE” name, and nobody owns “Millennial” Just thought it was funny. Grant from @millennialmoney is sitting right behind me. I imagine he’ll enjoy the comment, too.

Cheers!
-PoF


#12

Welcome to the group! :grinning:


#13

Hey, welcome aboard!


#14

Would love to have Hawaii as my home base (as we’re getting our first spits of snow today in the Midwest). Have visited twice and loved it both times.


#15

It is a wonderful place. We really just want to move closer to family and to a place that is more affordable. We will visit the friends we have made here somewhat frequently.


#16

There’s definitely a lot to do on the Big Island if you’re an outdoorsy person.

I’m glad you visited Mauna Kea. I work up at one of the observatories and I’ve volunteered a lot at the Visitor Information Station there.


#17

Welcome to the forum.

My wife is also a teacher. That is probably the only reason I know what an “IEP” is. I guess having to write them is motivation enough to reach FIRE.

I am looking forward to reading your blog.


#18

Hi Mrs. MoF, welcome to Rockstar Finance!


#19

I am doing my best with the balance and everything else. I am not a SPED trained teacher, so I am well outside my element with writing IEP’s. Had my first two meetings this past week and it was so stressful. Learning a lot in this position that I can take back to the Gen Ed classroom.


#20

Nothing wrong with being _______ on fire