I remember it like it was yesterday. I was in the 4th grade and Ms. Rawa was my teacher. The principal knocked on the door and asked to speak to her outside the classroom. A minute later, she came back in and was sobbing. The room went dead silent. When she composed herself, she told the class that the Space Shuttle Challenger had exploded. I was devastated. I've always been … [Read more...] about #Hope
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Camp FI: Florida Edition I spent last weekend at Camp FI (financial independence) in Florida. I've been to other FI related meetups ranging from local BBQs in neighbors' backyards to the Ecuador Chautauqua. These meetups are fun for many reasons: Money nerds: Most of us who attend these functions are money nerds. It's not unusual for a person at one of these events to tell … [Read more...] about Camp FI: Florida Edition! (Nerds, Rockets and Personal Growth)
I know what you're thinking: Right? Wait, give me a minute! I put my version together in an easy, short format! It's just a bunch of numbers, pictures and ShamWows! Fun! Order now and I'll throw in 5 Bonus ShamWows at no additional cost! And if you don't like the post, I'll give you a full refund and you get to keep the bonus ShamWows! Not really. What the … [Read more...] about 2017 Review: ShamWows, Numbers, Dinosaurs, Pictures, Angry Wife!
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 will return next week. I have to get this one off my keyboard... When you read the words Open Road, your mind's eye probably shows you a picture of an epic road-trip. Perhaps a vacation to a National Park like Yellowstone or Yosemite (my personal favorite). I love road-trips, but that's not the open road that I'm referring to today. I'm referring to the … [Read more...] about Turn Off On Country Route FI