Category Archives: Ask the readers

Ask the Readers: Finding your Tribe

I walk a lot, especially early in the mornings and late at night when it’s not hot. I’ve noticed some danger signs lately in my rapidly gentrifying neighborhood: Cleaning crews: At least 10% of the folks on our street hire a cleaning crew to … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Frugality versus Minimalism

I had this conversation with Mrs. 1500 on Saturday: Me: Why do we have a million boxes of cereal? Mrs. 1500: When I see it on sale, I stock up. Me: But we don’t have a huge kitchen. We should … Continue reading

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Ask the Readers: Favorite Places on Earth?

Last Friday, I had a magical experience. I had told the girls on Thursday evening that I’d be taking them to Rocky Mountain National Park. I looked outside on Friday morning and was annoyed by the heavy clouds. The girls … Continue reading

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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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