I didn't know what early retirement was until October of 2012. I had a very bad, no good, terrible day at work and googled something like: How do I retire early? Up came Mr. Money Mustache and JD Roth, two fellows who had retired early. My first thought was this: What kind of scam have I stumbled upon? When does the sales pitch come?? And then I read MMM's post on … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Your Why Of FI?
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Giveaway! Before we get down to business, I'm having a giveaway this week. Read on... In last week's post, I included a ridiculous photo of me posing with my beloved Wahl shaver: Wahl caught wind of our fun and games. Instead of sending me a cease and desist, they sent me a shaver: Dinosaurs not included How awesome is that? However, I already have two … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Fun Money Account?
I've been thinking a lot about comfort zones lately. If you never stray from them, you're not going to grow much and that's no way to go through life. But first, we must address the question from many weeks ago where I asked if financial independence could be a bad thing for your life, specifically your marriage. Marriage On FIRE Or Fire? Not having a job has allowed … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Stepping Out Of Comfort Zones
I love a good quote. Just a few wise words can convey so much. I've included some of my favorites below and I want to hear yours too. Before we get to that, let's review last week's question. Kids And Money Last week, I asked you if you share your finances with your children. I like to be as open as possible, so I share details of our financial picture with Older Daughter. … [Read more...] about Ask The Reader: Favorite Quotes/Advice
One of my favorite parts of a FIREy life is slow travel. Before I left work, my vacations were like this: Ask boss for one week off. Fly somewhere on Friday night after work. Run around like a crazy person trying to cram 21 days of activity into 7. Arrive home exhausted on Sunday night. Go back to work Monday morning in a daze. Now, travel looks more like … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Summer Travel!?