Category Archives: Ask the readers

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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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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Ask the Readers: What is your Net Worth?

No holding back here on 1500 Days with the questions we ask of you Readers. Today, we ask a doozy, but first, we must get to last week’s answers when I asked about prenuptial agreements. I asked Mrs. 1500 for … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: About the Time I asked Mrs. 1500 for a Prenup (and a giveaway)

Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. Last week, I asked you if you combined finances with your spouse/partner, or if you kept them separate. I have my own thoughts on this subject, but I’ve been feeling super-judgy lately, and was really … Continue reading

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