FIRE Progress Report for September 2020 (Garage Door Edition)

This month saw the start of the school year, and another broken garage door. A few months ago our other garage door spring had broke, so it seemed ironic that this month the other one did. We also had a series of expenses related to our dog that we hadn’t anticipated, and of course there…

FIRE Progress Report through August 2020

FIRE Progress Report through August 2020 (Cell Phone Edition) What Happened and What Is Happening This month saw a significant boost to most of the numbers. This was partially related to the huge market run that we saw towards the end of August. In addition, I was awarded more restricted stock units. Technically, they are…

How we got paid $11 for 3 months of cell phone service

Let me start by saying this isn’t a scam. We were able to make money on a month’s worth of cell phone service using many of the things I’ve described in this blog. We’ve used Total Wireless for our cell phone service. There is no reason to go into a lot of detail here because…

Total Wireless Improves Again!

In the short time we’ve been on Total Wireless they’ve almost doubled the data amount we receive each month (from 8 GB to 15 GB). Originally when I had talked about our switch to Total, we knew that our data speeds were capped at 5 Mbps down and 1 Mbps up. That has since changed!…

Wireless Plans from Total Wireless Improved!

I originally reviewed Total Wireless a few months ago and we have been pretty happy with it overall. The service is good (it uses Verizon’s network) and the price is right ($57 for 2 phones). So I was surprised when I recently went out to see if any competitors had anything better to offer. To…

May 2017 – Republic Wireless Bill

The May payment to Republic Wireless was $-1.48. This is our last month using Republic Wireless for our primary phones. We’ll be keeping one line for home phone use. Wireless Breakdown WiFi Only Phone – $5 Taxes – $1.01 Refund for unused service – ($7.49) Total – ($1.48) My wife and I have transitioned from Republic Wireless to…

April 2017 – Republic Wireless Bill

The April payment to Republic Wireless was $25.79. The next month’s Republic Wireless bill will be a bit more due to some phone swaps we had to do this month. Breakdown WiFi Only Phone – $5 Wife’s phone using Sprint’s network on the Refund Plan (512 MB Plan) – $17.50 Taxes – $3.31 Refund for unused data – ($.02)…

Total Wireless Review

I’ve officially been using Total Wireless for 30 days now and I must say that the results have been very positive. My end of month bill ended up being $36.35 for unlimited calls, texts, and 5GB of data. I didn’t use anywhere close to that amount, but I also didn’t feel restricted or that I…

March 2017 – Republic Wireless Bill

The February payment to Republic Wireless was $24.81. We’re back to just 2 phones on the plan, so our bill is now back around its previous levels. Breakdown WiFi Only Phone – $5 Wife’s phone using Sprint’s network on the Refund Plan (512 MB Plan) – $17.50 Taxes – $3.26 Refund for unused data – ($.95) Total…

February 2017 – Republic Wireless Bill

The February payment to Republic Wireless was $48.57. This month I reduced my data level to 1GB, which reduces our bill by about $10. Breakdown WiFi Only Phone – $5 Wife’s phone using Sprint’s network on the Refund Plan (512 MB Plan) – $17.50 My phone on T-Mobile’s network using the Clear Choice Plan (1GB) – $20…