I'm a dad of two girls: Raising them to be confident, strong, creative, smart, ambitious, thoughtful, financially wise, friendly, resourceful, curious, caring and successful human beings isn't always easy. I could talk about any one of those goals for a long time, but this blog is about money, so let's stick with that. And dinosaurs. They're banks, so it's … [Read more...] about Kid Finances: Dinosaur Dough, Education Frustration And Money Mechanics
Today's guest post is from Shawn over at Freedom 33. He left his native Canada for Mexico and now spends his time surfing, taking photos and exploring. Not a bad life. And Shawn's story strikes a chord with me. While I have no plans to move now, after our girls leave the house, all bets are off. I've always loved the ocean, but living anywhere near it in the United States is … [Read more...] about The American Dream (in Mexico?)
Yesterday, I mentioned that I'm trying to figure out how to give back. I was a little stumped, but then stumbled into a Twitter chat with Olivia from Birds of a FIRE. She had a suggestion for me which turned into this guest post. But first, a little more about Olivia. She's 25 and currently resides in New York City. When she becomes financially independent, she hopes to start … [Read more...] about How To Give Back In The Biggest Way
Bob from Tawcan is guest posting today. Before I turn the blog over to him, I must tell a funny story. I'm a prankster now and always have been. I started young and never stopped. One of my favorite pranks was from my childhood. Growing up, almost everyone had the same cable service which came with a common settop box and remote control. One day, I figured out that any … [Read more...] about Guest Post: No TV?
Today's guest post comes from The Graying Saver who discovered the FI movement in his mid-40s. Something I've always enjoyed about the FIRE community is the diversity in ages of those involved. I discovered the movement at the age of 43. Since then, I've met FIRE fanatics as young as 17 and as old as 70. Another aspect of the FIRE community that I enjoy is that we tend to be … [Read more...] about How The Graying Saver Conquered Grumpiness With Gratitude