This Saturday will mark the two year anniversary of my departure from formal work, I'll have much more to say on that next week. In the meantime, enjoy some juicy photos. 2017 April: I left my job on 4/13. A week before my last day, I stopped in the Chicago office for one last trip. Cloud Gate at Millennium Park May: Mrs. 1500 and I visited the Penny Planters in … [Read more...] about 24 Months Of Early Retirement in 24 Pictures
This week, I’m at a blogger conference where I’ll be schmoozing, presenting, meeting, greeting and beering. Very busy. While I’m away, I thought it would be fun to support some other bloggers. Today, please enjoy Amy and Tim from GoWithLess. Amy and Tim are local Colorado friends who I've had the pleasure of getting to know over the past couple of years. The best part of … [Read more...] about 10 Questions: GoWithLess
One of the great joys of living a life of FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) is not having to be anywhere. I don't have to be at work at 8am. I don't have meetings. I don't have to be in front of my keyboard for 8 hours per day. I appreciate my freedom more than most because I have a very hard time sitting still. At home, I have to get out of the house multiple times … [Read more...] about Seattle: Hot Cars, Cold Rain and Alien Flowers
Ask the Readers takes a break this week. Instead, I'll review my first six months of financial independence. The other night, I had a bizarre nightmare. I was with my co-workers at my old work site, begging to get my job back. I felt terrible for quitting. The nightmare disturbed me so much that I woke up. I eventually went back to sleep, but couldn't stop thinking … [Read more...] about Six Months of Financial Independence: The Good, The Rad and The Ugly
Last Friday, I had a magical experience. I had told the girls on Thursday evening that I'd be taking them to Rocky Mountain National Park. I looked outside on Friday morning and was annoyed by the heavy clouds. The girls would be upset if I told them that the trip was off, so I pushed ahead. I hoped that the clouds would break so we could see the park. I became more annoyed … [Read more...] about Ask the Readers: Favorite Places on Earth?