I had a friend that I'll call "Jason." Out of college, Jason hitched his boat to the right startup. He was an early employee and the company eventually become very successful and went public. Jason is probably the wealthiest person I've met. He's younger than me but has a very healthy 8 figure net worth north.I was talking to Jason a couple of years ago when he mentioned he … [Read more...] about Hey Kids, Look At My Job! Or Not…
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Housekeeping note: The winners from the Quit Like A Millionaire book giveaway are Joe, Kristen, Deb, Pribi, and Melody. I've sent emails to you all. If you didn't get it, send me one here.Think different. Apple made the phrase famous. To me, it means to be skeptical; to not accept information at face value. FIRE itself is based on rejecting normalcy for something … [Read more...] about Interview With The Uneducated Professional
Today, I have a guest post to from the excellent Cody Berman who writes at Fly To FI. Before I turn it over to Cody, I have to tell you something about myself.I started at my first job when I turned 14. It was at McDonald's for the princely sum of $3.35/hour, minimum wage at the time. From then until the time I turned 43, I never took more than a week off. During high … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 213 Days To Freedom
Last week, a film crew came to our home to record our lives for an upcoming documentary:The crew consisted of a director/producer, a cinematographer, a sound engineer, and Josh, a production assistant. Josh was the youngest and early in the day, he started asking me questions about my life and investing. I could tell that this was his first exposure to FIRE and probably … [Read more...] about Be An Inflection Point To Someone
A couple people have asked me what happened to the Thursday Rant. It isn't gone! Tune in next week. Or maybe not; this is sort of a rant... How did you like that title? Pathetic, swarmy clickbait, right? Absolutely. I threw up in my mouth a little just typing it. This is the nonsense that the mainstream media publishes every day to trick your lizard brain. And some very smart … [Read more...] about The 5 Stocks You Must Buy NOW!