Welcome to the Drifters Thrift Blog! started by me (Idle Eye’D) to discuss everything regarding personal finance and financial independence.

A little bit about me…

Idle is an Information Technology professional who enjoys blogging about personal finance and minimalism.

I am a second-generation Indian immigrant to the United States. You could say I have a dual identity growing up in India and spending most of my adult life here in the United States. I am currently living in the United States along with my son, wife, mother in law and my dog Phoenix.

I started this blog to monitor my progression towards financial freedom. By jotting down my expenses and keeping track of my monthly spending, I will be less likely to spend my money frivolously. Driftersthrift.com keeps me grounded if you will, on my journey to achieve financial freedom.

What Does Drifters Thrift Mean?

I am a promoter of the F.I.R.E movement (Financial Independence, Retire Early) One day, and I hope to break free from being a slave to the system and enjoy more things I love without worrying about finances.

My blog’s name, Drifters Thrift, came from my idea of being able to drift and travel the world while living a minimal lifestyle. I don’t enjoy being tied to just one place when the world is our playground. 

A stream of passive income is a massive part of making my dream happen. I hope that one day, through the income from my online ventures as well as investments, I will be able to make my dream a reality.

I enjoy blogging because it gives me one more purpose in life. Coming from a diverse background, I have experienced many aspects of life, and I believe I have a wealth of information to share with the world.

How Can Drifters Thrift Blog Benefit You?

I am transparent about sharing my life with my readers. Hopefully, my audience can benefit from my success stories as well as my failures.

I will be discussing the following topics on Driftersthrift.com:

  • Dividend Investing, Retirement Investing (Index Funds, ETF’s, 401K’s, Roth IRA’s, Traditional IRA’s, Etc.) 
  • Making Money, Saving Money & Living a Frugal Lifestyle
  • Product/Service Recommendations –  Reviews of the products and services that I have used.
  • Immigration, Travel Hacking, Deals, Credit Card Rewards

I will be posting my month-to-month spending breakdown as well as investment progress toward my goals. Let us motivate each other to reach our financial goals faster!

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Drifters Thrift Blog Goals

  1. I hope to find and unite like-minded people through this blog or anyone who is curious about financial independence and living a thrifty lifestyle. Our Facebook group will greatly help with this process.
  2. I hope to track and monitor my financial progress through Driftersthrift.com & encourage others to start their own blogs/vlogs.
  3. To share my knowledge regarding a variety of topics regarding personal finance while learning from others as well.

You may also see a post here and there from my wife – Pseudoname (idle’s wife)

If you found our blog helpful, we would appreciate it if you gave us a like on our Facebook Page @ Drifters Thrift.

We also have a Facebook group started for people who are thrifty and follow the F.I.R.E movement. You can find our group on FaceBook @ Time In The market – Dividend & Growth Investing.

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