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
This week, I'm going to talk to University of Colorado Boulder students and this post is written for them. If you're not a CU student, please click away now. Just kidding. Students! I know that your teacher has covered the basics of money management and investing, so I've gone light on those topics. And while money isn't easy, it is simple. Index funds and 401(k)s aren't … [Read more...] about What I Wish I Knew