Category Archives: Ask the readers

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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Ask the Readers: Do You Combine Finances With Your Spouse/Partner?

Hi there, Mrs. 1500 asking yet another question this week. I want to know if you combine your finances with your spouse or partner. But first, let’s look at what you said last week, when I asked you What’s the … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: What’s the Cheapest Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Hi there, Mrs. 1500 asking the question today. Brace yourselves readers: Before I tell you about Mr. 1500’s fancy dinner plans, he needs to recap last week’s answers, when we asked you to Tell us about your amazing 2017 plans! He also … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Tell Us about Your Amazing Goals for 2017!

I have always claimed to hate New Year’s resolutions. Why must we wait until the year turns over to commit to big changes in our lives? However, I must not hate them as much as I like to think because I can’t … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Are you FI-curious? Polyworkarous??

So, I’ve been thinking about what to tell people once I leave formal work. This isn’t easy. Retired and Financially Independent come to mind immediately, but I cannot use either: Retired: I hate hate hate this word. It has too many … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Is Early Retirement an All or Nothing Proposition?

Hi there, Mrs. 1500 back to recap last week’s question, How much do you spend on haircuts? If you recall, I got an amazing haircut, but I paid a lot for it. Mr. 1500 was surprised at the cost, and I … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Breaking the Bank for a Haircut?!?

Last week, I asked you about happiness. Before I get to your responses, I have a story to tell. When I was in my 20s, sometimes I did stupid things. (Didn’t we all?) One fine summer day, a friend and … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Which Wolf do You Feed?

This post could have also been called: Are you happy? But that title is boring. Instead, let’s go with a famous parable: One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Have Your Early Retirement Plans Changed?

No one saw that one coming. Suddenly, the next four years present increased uncertainty for those of us in the ‘States and to a lesser extent, the rest of the world. Fact: I don’t like financial uncertainty. ACA? When I … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Drama in the 1500 Household!

Joe over at Retire by 40 recently wrote about a potential Financial Independence TV show: Last month, I had an opportunity to meet with a producer who was doing the groundwork for a reality show about financial independence. When I first heard … Continue reading

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