Are You FI-Curious?


Have you ever driven by a church advertising the start of Financial Peace University classes and found yourself wanting to sign up? Do you feel guilty about going out with your co-workers for lunch every workday and dropping $8-$10? When you meet someone who is under 50 and retired, do you find yourself racked with … [Read more…]

Obamacare Here We Come


Earlier this year, I started looking into Obamacare. I wanted to get an idea of what health insurance would cost me in 2017, the first calendar year Mrs. Groovy and I would be retired and would thus no longer have employer-provided health insurance. Here is what I found on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website. … [Read more…]

Epilogue: Mr. Phone’s Execution Went Smashingly Well!


Mr. Phone’s execution took place as scheduled on Friday, October 14 at 4:31pm EDT. Mr. Phone was convicted of many crimes—of which the most heinous offense was Aggravated Assault on Brain Cells. I’m at peace now that he’s gone. Before his execution began, Mr. Phone slowly and deliberately ate his last supper. It consisted of three … [Read more…]

FI Gothic


In 1977, I got my first job. It was at Pete’s Deli. I was 16 and got paid $2.30 an hour. But look at me now. A mere 39 years later, and I’ve reached my last day of mandatory work. To paraphrase the great Martin Luther King, Jr., “Free at last, Free at last, Thank … [Read more…]