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
Ask the Readers takes a break this week. Instead, I'll review my first six months of financial independence. The other night, I had a bizarre nightmare. I was with my co-workers at my old work site, begging to get my job back. I felt terrible for quitting. The nightmare disturbed me so much that I woke up. I eventually went back to sleep, but couldn't stop thinking … [Read more...] about Six Months of Financial Independence: The Good, The Rad and The Ugly
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 would be upset if I told them that the trip was off, so I pushed ahead. I hoped that the clouds would break so we could see the park. I became more annoyed … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Favorite Places on Earth?
I love travel! More on that in a moment. First, I have to get to last week's answers. The dishwasher and I were not getting along. It broke and I thought that the fix would be simple, and it was. Unfortunately, it took me hours and hours to realize it. The dishwasher only set me back $50 in the first place, so I wondered if all the time time and profanity was worth … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Where are You going this Year?
Today is the 33rd edition of our periodic guest post series called 10 Questions. We have a list of 17 questions we pose to fellow financial bloggers, and they are free to pick and choose 10 or answer all of them. Let us know if you would like to be featured in a future edition of 10 Questions. This week we hear from Amanda and Travis, a Canadian husband and wife team that … [Read more...] about 10 Questions with Freedom With Bruno