Damn, life is good. As you know from last year‘s life-changing reflection, I hate New Years resolutions. Instead, I reflect on the past year to figure out the things that I should keep doing and what mistakes that I need to avoid in the future. I love these posts. And one thing is for sure: 2015 … Continue reading Reflecting on 2015: A year of fun and insane saving
One of the biggest changes inherent in our planned move from a house into a 200 sqft RV isn’t just the space that we’ll be living in while on the road. It’s also our Internet connection. Like most of us, we’re used to virtually unlimited broadband Internet access at home. But cellular based data connections … Continue reading Our adventures in limiting our Internet data usage
Whatever it is that you’re doing this day, I wish you Merry Christmas if you celebrate, or Happy Holidays if you don’t. And if you refuse to acknowledge the holidays altogether, then hell, enjoy the living daylights out of whatever you’re doing today! For my wife and I, this is our last day in Arizona … Continue reading Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays and we are off to Key West
Affiliate links can be long and difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to changing over the course of time. In this video screencast, I will demonstrate how I use WordPress and a simple plugin to help manage my links. But first, why bother hiding affiliate links? First and foremost, affiliate links can contain … Continue reading How to use WordPress to hide your affiliate links
Last week, my wife mentioned to me that we should come up with the exact dates that we’ll truly call it quits from full time work. My answer: When’s the last working day before Xmas? Since late summer, my goal has been to retire by the end of 2016, but we never actually had a specific date in mind. Finally, … Continue reading Coming soon to a city near you: Us! One year out
Recently, I standardized on a headline graphic theme that includes a black text bar down the right and I use a combination of Photoshop and Pixabay to help make the process of creating headline images for blog posts quick and easy. I use Adobe Photoshop CC for all of my image editing, which is available through … Continue reading How I create headline images using Photoshop and Pixabay
Twitter is an amazing tool, but only if you keep up with it and maintain your account. Buffer is an application that helps social media users keep up by allowing scheduled posts to be setup before hand and released periodically throughout the day without having to press the “Tweet” button. Buffer allows various social media profiles to be … Continue reading How I use Buffer to help manage my Twitter account
The personal finance community is filled with so many talented writers and inspiring families in search of something better out of life than the traditional society-approved plan of buying lots of stuff and retiring in your 60s, if you’re lucky.
Here is a look at the best of this week’s personal finance blogs.
In this episode of Friday Feast: Our Next Life, Pretend To Be Poor, 1500Days, Unplanned Finance, It Pays Dividends, Budgets Are Sexy, Wallet Hacks, Debt Discipline, Debt Roundup, Retire By 40 and My Journey To Millions. Continue reading “The Friday Feast ~ the 18th of December”
Welcome to the first installment of “How to ER“, an article series that describes the techniques that early retirees (and future early retirees) use to escape the rat race early and start enjoying their lives in jobless bliss. In this post, we will discuss how early retirees leave their comfort zones. Our comfort zone is a powerful … Continue reading How to ER: Early retirees leave their comfort zone
The time has now come – the blog has been around for more than a year and it’s now the right time to start diving into the world of blogging and describe how I put everything together to pull off the web site and keep it running nice and smoothly. In this article, I’m going to … Continue reading Blogging 101: How I manage my web hosting options – Digital Ocean vs. Bluehost