Almost two decades ago, my girlfriend said something like this to me: There is a bicycle ride across Iowa called RAGBRAI! Let's do it! At this point, I thought that my future wife was insane. Riding past cornfields and hog farms for 500 miles in the heat of July? No thanks. However, I went along for the trip anyway and it turns out that biking across Iowa is a lot of … [Read more...] about RAGBRAI On FIRE
We're currently on a road trip that will span almost a month. When this goes live, I'll be on a bike, riding the farm roads of Iowa. However, the trip started in Colorado... First, we made a stop at Camp FI Rocky Mountain: Then we went to Minnesota. I'm a Midwesterner at heart and always love my trips back to the region. After Minneapolis, we drove down the … [Read more...] about Midwest Roadtripping/ Questionable Swimming
My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. At a very high level, my investing goal is this: I want to have the … [Read more...] about June Performance Update (Day 2373): Trailer Park Profit!
No doubt about it; it's great to have money. But never forget, money is a tool. At a low level, money is security. No need to worry anymore about losing a job. After that, it gets more interesting. Money enables adventure. I don't like to sit still, so when left to my own devices, I stand up and move around. Most of the time, I'm just wandering around town. Sometimes, I jump … [Read more...] about Yosemite
This weekend is the Berkshire Hathaway meeting in Omaha. I'm in town with Mindy: The girls: And the dinosaurs: Also in town is Grant from Millennial Money, Cody from Fly to FI, the Frugal Professor, and last, but never least, the Waffle Couple. Party Time, FIRE Style There are three, fun parties going on this weekend. 1. Shareholder Meeting The … [Read more...] about Meetups In Omaha This Saturday!