I didn't know what early retirement was until October of 2012. I had a very bad, no good, terrible day at work and googled something like: How do I retire early? Up came Mr. Money Mustache and JD Roth, two fellows who had retired early. My first thought was this: What kind of scam have I stumbled upon? When does the sales pitch come?? And then I read MMM's post on … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Your Why Of FI?
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First, we must get down to contest business! Last week, I announced that I'm giving away three Wahl shavers. All you had to do was write a Haiku. I brought in guest judge Physician on FIRE (aka Poet Laureate of the Frozen North) to judge your submissions. Here are the winners per Dr. Haiku: Grand prize (Wahl Elite Pro): HeatherH My spouse pays 30For each head and beard … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Resolution Solutions?
Giveaway! Before we get down to business, I'm having a giveaway this week. Read on... In last week's post, I included a ridiculous photo of me posing with my beloved Wahl shaver: Wahl caught wind of our fun and games. Instead of sending me a cease and desist, they sent me a shaver: Dinosaurs not included How awesome is that? However, I already have two … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Fun Money Account?
Mrs. 1500 and I are bringing back the Ask The Readers series. Here is how it works: On most Mondays, I'll post a question. Leave an answer, random thought, vulgar insult, dinosaur pic, mindless profanity, favorite vegetarian recipe, or bacon in the Comments section. I'll post my favorite answers and insults the following week. Loco For Buying Local? Every time I … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Are We Loco For Buying Local?
I've been thinking a lot about comfort zones lately. If you never stray from them, you're not going to grow much and that's no way to go through life. But first, we must address the question from many weeks ago where I asked if financial independence could be a bad thing for your life, specifically your marriage. Marriage On FIRE Or Fire? Not having a job has allowed … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Stepping Out Of Comfort Zones