My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers.Quick … [Read more...] about Performance Update, February 2022: Time To Pivot
I first met the Mad Fientist way back at a conference in 2013 in St. Louis. Since then, we've hung out in New Orleans, the mountains of Colorado, and Scotland:I didn't know what to expect when starting a blog, but my favorite part has become meeting fun and interesting humans from all over the world. I'm so thankful for my FI community and the friends I've gained from … [Read more...] about Mad Fientist On Mile High FI!
The FIRE movement has been in the news. A lot. You can't go even a day without seeing a headline about someone who is in their 30s and has enough money to leave work. There is even a movie coming out about FIRE that is debuting in the coworking space that I partially own.However, FIRE also has its share of skeptics. Many have questioned these magical people on the … [Read more...] about FIREy Frauds
We're back from vacation now, but I have one last travel update. Ask the Readers returns next week.Mrs. 1500 and I spent the last part of our vacation visiting with the Mad Fientist and his wife, the Mad Fientista. We spent four days Edinburgh followed by two in London. I had never been to the UK, so didn't know what to expect. However, there was one thing I couldn't stop … [Read more...] about Vacation Update 4: Sleep, Sheep, Covfefe
The best (and most unexpected) part of blogging is all of the great friends that we've made from interesting parts of the world. Some are fellow bloggers while others are just nice people I've run into at meetups or chatted with over email.I recently mentioned that we're going on a big trip to Maine, Vermont, NYC and Scotland. However, I didn't mention that this trip mostly … [Read more...] about Friday Gratitude: Frugal Travel with Friends (and The Jim Collins Lounge Lizard Tour!)