A couple years ago, I took my two daughters for a rare treat at a fast food restaurant. I went up to order and noticed that the lady working the cash register was at least 80. She was frail, having a difficult time with the job and did not look the slightest bit happy to be there. It was a sad scene. Since that day, I have thought about her often. I don't think she was … [Read more...] about I don’t want Fries with my Retirement
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Never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill I don't want to change the world, and I don't want the world to change me. -Ozzy Osbourne One of my friends is months away from graduating with an advanced degree. She'll be starting out making somewhere around $70,000 per year and has almost no debt. What a great situation! Recently, she asked me for financial advice. I … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Why can’t I get through?
Want to be featured in a guest post? I want to hear from you! The most fun part of blogging for me is learning from others. The more I blog, the more I discover all kinds of great people writing great stuff. I've already learned a ton in my short career as a blogger. I'd love to hear your story. Instead of the standard guest post, I'm going to go with a little different … [Read more...] about 10 Questions and Pizza with Mr. 1500
I'm a family guy living in Colorado with my wife and two young children. I studied biology and chemistry in college, but somehow turned into a software developer. I'm 39 41 and my goal is to retire in 1500 days at the age of 43. From as far back as I can remember, I liked to save and earn money. As a young child, my parents paid me the princely sum of 2$/week to mow the … [Read more...] about About Me
The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. –Warren Buffett UPDATE: All weeks of Chautauqua are now sold out! To be the first to know about future Chautauquas, sign up here! This summer, I'm riding my bicycle across Iowa with friends I met when I went to Chautauqua in Greece. We're also going to Oktoberfest in … [Read more...] about Chautauqua UK: Castles, Camarasaurs, And Community