I have always claimed to hate New Year's resolutions. Why must we wait until the year turns over to commit to big changes in our lives? However, I must not hate them as much as I like to think because I can't get them off my mind. Turns out that I have many of them: Get my ass in the best shape of my life: Whoah, a resolution about getting healthier; how unique! … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Tell Us about Your Amazing Goals for 2017!
I'm taking the week off from the blog (Translation: I'm on vacation and too lazy to write posts). Instead, I'll update you on my life with some some nice pictures. The girl's playhouse is almost done! Next year, I'll do the zipline and Komodo dragon/piranha pit: … [Read more...] about Sappy Happy Lazy Picture Edition
My main goal is to build a portfolio of $1,000,000 in 1500 days with no debt*, starting from 1/1/2013. Every month, I provide an update on my status. My goal for 2015 was to get my portfolio up to $874,353. Because we saw exceptional returns in 2013 and 2014, I have already accomplished this. Let’s have a look at August. Wow, what a month! In July, my investments peaked at … [Read more...] about Performance Update 32/50: Playhouse, Piranhas and Cannibals
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