Quick note: I've been thinking a lot about happiness lately. I'm at a good place in life, the best I've been in decades, so have a lot to say on the matter. On Monday, tune in for Part 1 of a 3 part series on happiness...Getting Mired In FIREWhen I discovered FI way back in October of 2012, I thought that it would go like this:FI would be an important phase of my … [Read more...] about Camp FI: Southern California (Mired In FIRE)
Mindy and I recently recorded with Ramit Sethi. Talking to Ramit was hard. He isn't afraid to ask difficult questions. It was a therapy session and after it was done (3+ hours!), I felt like I had been run over by a steam roller.However, just because it was difficult didn't mean it was bad. I have some emotional issues around money that aren't healthy and Ramit called me … [Read more...] about What If You Run Out Of Life?
I just got back from Camp FI Rocky Mountain and it was a hell of a weekend. I am:Exhausted: Sleep, what's that?Energized: I know that I just said I was exhausted. At the same time, I feel like a fire has been lit under my ass.Inspired: It's impossible not to be when you're surrounded by people with amazing dreams doing incredible things.Happy: New friends. Lots of … [Read more...] about Rocky Mountain High At Camp FI
What is Camp FI? I just came back from a retreat called Camp FI. This is an event held at various places in the 'States. Folks from all walks of life come to talk about money, drones, Warren Buffett, life, travel, cheese curds, credit cards, dinosaurs, real estate, hog calling, index funds, beer and books. I attended one earlier this year in Florida:This edition of Camp FI … [Read more...] about Camp FI Minnesota (I Just Want To Be)
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!?