Let’s say you’re sick of the high cost of living in the U.S. and want to move abroad. Where are you likely to look? Costa Rica? Thailand? Maybe Panama? Sure, that’s normal. But, it wasn’t normal for Kyle from Not Your Parents’ Financial Guy. He moved to one of the world’s most expensive cities. Today, … Continue reading Leaving comfort for one of the world’s most expensive cities was a great financial decision
Oh hi! I'm Steve.
First, welcome to the blog! I retired at the age of 35 from a career in information technology to a life of absolute freedom. Today, my wife and I travel the country full-time in our Airstream. We have a photo gallery at FullTimeExplorers.com and a travel-based channel on YouTube. Start here to find out what we're doing.
If you push through the vitriol inherent in some of the anti-early retirement propaganda that permeates mainstream media, you eventually make your way down to a few arguments against the concept of retiring early that do make sense. In this post, I’m going to take the top three most common legitimate arguments made against early … Continue reading Don’t think early retirement is possible? Okay, you may have a point
I’ve been spending time doing something a little different the past several days. Instead of continuing my headlong dive into personal finance blogs and reading about money, I’ve been hangin’ on Medium. Reading about un-finance stuff. Like creativity, for example. If you haven’t flipped through the pages of the Medium creativity section, take the opportunity. … Continue reading I’ve been hangin’ out over at Medium lately
A week or so ago, I asked on Twitter what your automation plan looks like. Meaning, how are you taking your goals or bills and automating them to the point where you never have to think about it? Everything just happens, automatically. Automation is absolutely key to sound financial practices, and it will be a … Continue reading How we automate our financial lives
The Friday Feast is my attempt at picking out a few things from the personal finance community that I found interesting this week. It’s also a chance for me to keep you fine readers updated on where we are in the U.S. Here’s what’s up in the personal finance community First, holy shit this year … Continue reading The Friday Feast ~ the 10th of November
Business cards are great. They cut through the fluff and tell people what they need to know about you. Your name, what you do and how to contact you. Boom, done. It’s all there on a tiny piece of cardstock. Typically, business cards refer to whatever we do for a living. In other words, our … Continue reading What’s on your personal business card?
I was at Costco the other day and happened to walk by the alcohol section. I roamed around looking at what’s available and stumbled on the scotch section. Scotch after scotch, each one seemingly nicer (and more expensive) than the other. Then, I saw the 50-year old bottle. The bottle came with its own wooden … Continue reading That 50-year old bottle of scotch
And I thought my wife and I were living small in our 200 square foot Airstream. Not when you compare us to this guy, who calls a room no bigger than 52 square feet his real home. Meet GuyOnFire. Now, check out this dude’s super creative living situation. I live in a 52 square foot … Continue reading How living in a 52 square foot room improved this guy’s life
My first blog was a blog about politics. After blogging on the subject for nearly five years, I finally learned that blogging about politics was a complete waste of time – but, that’s not what I am writing about today. This article is about those truths that I wish I knew going into this, but … Continue reading The article I wish I read before starting to blog
FinCon is the type of conference where, afterward, you ask yourself what the hell just took place. You’re in a daze, flooded with ideas, overwhelmed with meeting new people and places. But, you’d do it again – in a heartbeat. I was overwhelmed the first day. As a natural introvert (as most of us tend … Continue reading FinCon17: What the hell just happened?