Hey there, Mrs. 1500 today.On last week's episode of The BiggerPockets Money Podcast, we interviewed Anthony Ongaro from BreakTheTwitch. Mr. 1500 met him when he spoke at Camp FI Midwest, and really liked his story.Anthony's episode focused on minimalism, as it pertains to financial independence. One thing in particular that really resonated with me was his take on the … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Who’s Up For A Challenge?
"If you hang in there long enough, you get your day; and its even better." -Eddie Vedder My main goal is to build a portfolio of $1,000,000 in 1500 days, starting from 1/1/2013. Every month, I provide an update on my status. My goal for 2013 is to get my portfolio up to $672,750, from a starting point of $586,043. Time to look back on the first quarter.Days elapsed: … [Read more...] about Performance Update 3 of 50: First Quarter is in the Bag
I took a miserable flight on Southwest recently. I fly all the time on SWA and have never forgotten to check in to the flight exactly 24 hours ahead of time. This time, I forgot. My cell phone was in a dead spot and I didn't get the alert. As a result, I got stuck in the dreaded middle seat between two very large and obnoxious people (do you really have to get drunk and pick … [Read more...] about Thursday Rant: The $260 Lunch Bag; Has Society gone Mad?!?
Hi, Mrs. 1500 here.We recently took a trip by airplane, and brought all carry-on luggage as we are too frugal to pay $25 per bag, per flight. We ended up with 3 rolling suitcases, 2 personal bags, 2 car seats, a stroller and 2 blankets, all of which had to be carried through the airport and to the gate, where they took the 2 car seats and stroller off our hands, but we … [Read more...] about Taxing the Big Spenders – Looking at Things in a Different Way
Mrs. 1500 here!When Mr. 1500 first talked to me about the concept of retiring early, I was intrigued. Having already "retired" myself (to stay at home with the little 1500's) I thought it was a good idea. He told me about some blogs he had been reading (Mr. Money Mustache, Retire by 40, Brave New Life, etc.) so I started reading them to see what they suggested. (I am not … [Read more...] about You Don’t Have to Make $100,000 a Year to Retire Early