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!?
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The FIRE movement is evolving. While it's been around for a long time, the modern resurgence started with blogs like Early Retirement Extreme and Get Rich Slowly. Mr. Money Mustache came along in 2011 and took the scene to the next level. Even back then, the community was small and somewhat homogeneous (overrepresented by high paid engineer types). Seven years after Mr. … [Read more...] about Are You LeanFIRE, FatFIRE Or FartFIRE?
We asked about the worst financial advice recently and got some great (or not) answers. The next question to ask is about the best financial advice. So obvious, I know. But I'm tired and when I'm sleep deprived, my creativity suffers. Before we get to that, we must get to the worst financial advice. Brace yourselves. Worst Advice There is a lot of bad advice out there. … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Best Financial Advice?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today. I am a member of the Choose FI Facebook group, and someone recently posted this question there: What's the Worst Piece of Financial Advice You've Ever Received? I thought this was an excellent question because so much of what we're taught about money is wrong. (Or, let's be honest, we aren't taught anything about it, which I guess is better than … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: What’s The Worst Financial Advice You’ve Ever Received?
Society, you're a crazy breed, I hope you're not lonely without me. Society, crazy and deep, I hope you're not lonely without me. Society, have mercy on me, I hope you're not angry if I disagree. Society, crazy and deep, I hope you're not lonely without me. -Society, Jack Hannah (later covered by Eddie Vedder) Have you ever felt like checking out of … [Read more...] about Ask The Readers: Have You Ever Wanted To Check Out Of Society?