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!)
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 asking yet another question this week. I want to know if you combine your finances with your spouse or partner. But first, let's look at what you said last week, when I asked you What's the Cheapest Thing You've Ever Done? If you recall, The Mad Fientist met up with his then-girlfriend now-wife in Switzerland, chosen for cheap airfare. They soon … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Do You Combine Finances With Your Spouse/Partner?
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 asking the question today. Brace yourselves readers: Before I tell you about Mr. 1500's fancy dinner plans, he needs to recap last week's answers, when we asked you to Tell us about your amazing 2017 plans! He also asked about you to name our future Komodo Dragons: … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: What’s the Cheapest Thing You’ve Ever Done?