When I started blogging on January 1st of 2013, I had a full-time job and Mrs. 1500 was a stay at home mother. Our plan to financial independence was supposed to look like this: We'd downsize our home and save like mad. If we made our goal ($1,000,000 with no debt in 1500 days), I'd quit. We'd ride off into the Colorado sunset. And then, it didn't quite work … [Read more...] about Passion Play Pay (What You Can And Cannot Learn From Me)
What is Camp FI? I just came back from a retreat called Camp FI. This is an event held at various places in the 'States. Folks from all walks of life come to talk about money, drones, Warren Buffett, life, travel, cheese curds, credit cards, dinosaurs, real estate, hog calling, index funds, beer and books. I attended one earlier this year in Florida: This edition of … [Read more...] about Camp FI Minnesota (I Just Want To Be)
Last week was the one year anniversary of leaving my job. It's been an interesting and mostly good year, but it took me longer than I thought to find my groove. And who am I kidding? While I'm much better adjusted now than I was one year ago, I'm still finding my way... If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of. -Bruce Lee The … [Read more...] about I Set FIRE To My Life One Year Ago. Here’s How It’s Going.
FIRE stands for Financial Independence/Early Retirement. I love the first part: Financial Independence I hate the second: Early Retirement It took me a while to figure out why, but I understand now. Before I get into that, let's talk about a fundamental problem with the FIRE movement. The Problem With FIRE You're not going to get to a place of financial … [Read more...] about The Problem With FIRE
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