My buddy and excellent human Doc G. asked me if I wanted to be on his podcast earlier this year. He mentioned that the topic would be risk. I'd be on the show along with Karsten (Early Retirement Now), Todd Tressider (Financial Mentor), and Steve Adcock (Think Save Retire). The podcast would take the form of a debate with Steve and I on one side: "Screw it, retire already … [Read more...] about Why I Think The 4% Rule Sucks (The Most Case Scenario)
Recently we were on Yahoo!. Not once, but twice. That's Mrs. 1500 and I down there: This was by far, the biggest exposure this little blog has ever had: This led to: Me freaking out: Seeing your own face on the front page of a major website looking back at you is humbling and uncomfortable. The server freaking out: Bluehost was humbled as well. The … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Burritos, Bankruptcy and Living in Boxes
Some thoughts before we begin today's Rant: I'd rather take a chance and be free than stay chained to my desk in the name of safety. I'd rather play with FIRE than live a conventional life. If you ever see a Komodo dragon in the wild, run like hell. The 4% Rule If you're going to quit the workforce early, I'll bet that the 4% Rule is one of the cornerstones of your … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: Why the 4% Rule Won’t Steal Your Spouse or Give You the Clap
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, tag-teaming with the Mr. to ask Do you believe in the 4% rule? But first, let's talk about last week's question and answers: How do you interact with people who are the exact opposite? When I asked this question, we had just spent a very long weekend with some family who had been in town. They like to spend money, and consider almost any … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Do you believe in the 4% rule?