One of the great joys of living a life of FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) is not having to be anywhere. I don't have to be at work at 8am. I don't have meetings. I don't have to be in front of my keyboard for 8 hours per day. I appreciate my freedom more than most because I have a very hard time sitting still. At home, I have to get out of the house multiple times … [Read more...] about Seattle: Hot Cars, Cold Rain and Alien Flowers
Today's guest post comes from Kate Nesi who writes about how to be open with your children about money. And this is a topic near and dear to my heart. Like most, my parents were very secretive about their finances. I didn't like it at all. For example, I had no idea what a good salary was or how much the mortgage cost. I'm the opposite with my children. I tell them … [Read more...] about Opening Up To Your Children About Finances
Ask the Readers will return next week. I have to get this one off my keyboard... When you read the words Open Road, your mind's eye probably shows you a picture of an epic road-trip. Perhaps a vacation to a National Park like Yellowstone or Yosemite (my personal favorite). I love road-trips, but that's not the open road that I'm referring to today. I'm referring to the … [Read more...] about Turn Off On Country Route FI
Today, I feature Keith, better known as The Wealthy Accountant. In today's post, Keith regales you with the excellent tale of how we met. Don't believe the part about me drinking all of the Spotted Cow though. That was Jim. And Keith. And me, but just a little bit. Don’t ask me the year, but when I had cable for a short while I only watched educational programming (something … [Read more...] about Early Arrival at Retirementville
I've been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. Today, I'd like to know what you think. 40,000 Steps I've been walking like a maniac lately. It's part of my effort to lose weight. As long as I have the time, I walk to any destination under 3 miles. When I was in San Diego, I had two consecutive days where I walked 40,000 steps. For the past week, I've averaged … [Read more...] about Do You Practice Gratitude?