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Ask the Readers: $1,500,000 Per Year?

Less is more. -Robert Browning Discipline equals freedom. -Jocko Willink   Until now, I’ve never considered what it would be like to be a 1 Percenter because I’ll never be one. But, a recent Happy Philosopher post got me thinking about it: … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Summer?

There are a lot of things that I look forward to in life post-job. Near the top of the list is slow travel. During the year, I’m grounded because the girls are in school. However, the kids get out of … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: What Would You STILL Not Do, Even if Money was no Object?

Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. So Mr. 1500 and I flew to Florida last weekend to watch the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting with Mr. and Mrs. PoP from Planting our Pennies, Bryan from Income Surfer and Brian from Grumpy Goat … Continue reading

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How did you discover the FI Movement?

Confession: I’m not perfectly adjusted and lack creativity. My life could be drastically different right now. And it would be for the worse. If not for a serendipitous turn, I might still be at my job. The thought of leaving work … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: How Much Would You Bet?

The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of the mountain, or in the petals of a flower. –Robert Pirsig, … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Are We Hypocrites?

Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. The Mister and I are looking at a car. Used, of course because that’s how the FI community rolls. And we would pay cash because 0% financing isn’t available. (Our last automobile purchase happened during the … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: What Would You Do?

My last day of formal work is quickly approaching. 4/13/2017. Hmmm, that’s pathetic. I can do better: 4/13/2017! Meh. This is how I really feel:   I wasn’t excited when I told my bosses that I was leaving. It filled me … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Bucket List! (And FI Town!)

What would you do if you knew you had a year to live? I’ve been wanting to create a bucket list for a while, but haven’t had time. With my impending departure from traditional work, I’ve been thinking about it … Continue reading

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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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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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