Author Archives: Mr. 1500 Days

Ask the Readers: What’s your Best Life Hack?

Hey Readers, I’ve been obsessed with optimizing my life lately. Truth be told, I’ve always been obsessed with it. This list could be 1,001 items long: I hate wasting energy at home: This leads to never ending spousal battles over … Continue reading

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Friday Mindfulness: Distraught Daughter, Donating Doctor and a Lovely Shower

So, I’m trying to be more positive. One reason for this is a passage I read in Seeking Wisdom, a book that I’m enjoying very much. This is on page 10: And it’s just more fun to go through life with … Continue reading

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Ecuador Part 3: Passion Reignited

  Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Is Fear Keeping You from Your Best Life?

A couple weeks ago, I asked you about fear. The wife and I had volunteered to give a talk to college students about financial independence. Like most, I don’t enjoy public speaking. (side-note: Mrs. 1500 fears nothing and was completely unfazed.) The big … Continue reading

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Real Estate Investing from a Distance

Today’s post was written for us by Rich from Rich on Money. Like Dr. Hartman who grew up to be a cardiologist, Rich was appropriately named at birth, possibly even unconsciously directed toward the path to wealth. Today, Rich shares his … Continue reading

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Why I Write from the Throne

Ask the Readers takes a break today. Last week, I asked you about conquering fear. I wanted to know how to get over an old fear of public speaking because the Mrs. and I are giving a talk this week. … Continue reading

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10 Questions with Lazy Man and Money

I first met Brian from Lazy Man and Money way back in 2013. I had just arrived at my first FinCon (blogger conference) and was hanging out in a gathering. Brian and his wife were at the same table and we … Continue reading

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Day 1500

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. – Lau Tzu   Day 1500 is here: The Journey: Days 1 – 1500 Day 1 (January 2013) When I started this blog, I was running … Continue reading

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Performance Update 49/50: Samoan Invasion

My main goal is to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal last year, but believe that it’s a worthwhile exercise to continue with my financial … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Conquering Fear

Today, I tell you about why I beat the crap out of some kid in the 4th grade. First though, I have a question: Just kidding. I promise to stop with the Airplane quotes after this post. Maybe… While I’m sure … Continue reading

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