Mindy and I just got back from Texas. The main point of the trip was to attend a personal finance creator conference (FinCon), but we flew out a little early and went to the beach.I don't like to sit still. On a typical day, I get about 20,000 steps in, leaving the house multiple times for random walks and excursions.I also like to get out of town. Longmont is lovely, … [Read more...] about Port Aransas, Austin, FinCon, And The Tesla Gigafactory
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