One of my favorite parts of a FIREy life is slow travel. Before I left work, my vacations were like this: Ask boss for one week off. Fly somewhere on Friday night after work. Run around like a crazy person trying to cram 21 days of activity into 7. Arrive home exhausted on Sunday night. Go back to work Monday morning in a daze. Now, travel looks more like … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Summer Travel!?
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The FIRE movement is evolving. While it's been around for a long time, the modern resurgence started with blogs like Early Retirement Extreme and Get Rich Slowly. Mr. Money Mustache came along in 2011 and took the scene to the next level. Even back then, the community was small and somewhat homogeneous (overrepresented by high paid engineer types). Seven years after Mr. … [Read more...] about Are You LeanFIRE, FatFIRE Or FartFIRE?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, asking about frugal travel and more broadly, lifestyle inflation. (Today's post is inspired by Mr. 1500's 3-leg, all-day flight from Denver to Florida to save $20 per person.) Mr. 1500 note: Flying from Denver to Jacksonville is painful; not a lot of options... We have two small children who thrive on a consistent bedtime/wake-up routine, and who … [Read more...] about When Do You Let Lifestyle Inflation Creep In?
Note: I originally sent this content to my email list last week. I received such a positive response, I decided to publish it here. This version is slightly longer. What I write about in this post is the most important thing I learned in my journey to financial independence. Hell, it's one of the most important things I've ever learned. Only took me 4 decades! Better late … [Read more...] about Are You Happy?
We asked about the worst financial advice recently and got some great (or not) answers. The next question to ask is about the best financial advice. So obvious, I know. But I'm tired and when I'm sleep deprived, my creativity suffers. Before we get to that, we must get to the worst financial advice. Brace yourselves. Worst Advice There is a lot of bad advice out there. … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Best Financial Advice?