Jobs are like your three-year-old child – some days your job is literally the best thing in the world, and the very next day it seriously tests your patience. WTF, you were doing so well! Jobs are fragile things. They come and go. Sometimes they are the best things ever, and other times they suck … Continue reading Love work, not your job
We’ve all thought about it, haven’t we? Money. Not just some money, but a whole ton of it. Trucking it into our bank account to the tune of $75,000 a month. Imagine that – a month! Personally, I have no idea what that feels like – I never made more than about $130,000 annually. But, … Continue reading What is it like making over $900,000 a year?
I am a capitalist. I believe in a system where people are rewarded for their hard work disproportionately to those who work less hard. As a result, I generally respect wealth – honest wealth. I assume that wealth has been earned rather than given until proven otherwise. Innocent until proven guilty. I believe a society … Continue reading Is it unfair to be wealthy?
I am not a rule follower. Then again, I’m not necessarily a rule breaker, either. According to one psych author, I’m what you call a “questioner”. If I don’t feel that a rule applies in my situation, I’ll do what I want and won’t look back. Okay, I say this with one major caveat: I … Continue reading Are early retirees rule followers?
Happy Friday, one and all! Today, I have a guest post from a couple who are just a few short years away from early retirement. But instead of charging through to the finish line, they are taking a gap year and delaying retirement. I love their style! Imagine this scenario: You’re a healthy, young couple … Continue reading Would you delay early retirement to travel? This couple would!
It was about 10:30 at night and I was riding my Yamaha R1 sportbike down an empty stretch of road south of Tucson, AZ. I was alone on the road. I started thinking about speed. Not just about going “fast”, but insane speed. I had to do it. I had to transform those dashed white … Continue reading I’ve come a long way from flying down the highway at 180
I don’t know about you, but I learn a heck of a lot more from my failures than I do successes. When everything goes right, I learn very little. I learn nothing beyond what happened to go right in that instance. But, what about the next? Here is the difference between successes and failures: Failures … Continue reading Don’t brag about success; tell me your failures
It’s happened to so many of us. We get scammed, and it sucks. Today, I’m throwing at ya a guest post from Josh over at Faith Family Finance who gives us the skinny on how we could be scammed, and what to do about it. When it comes to protecting yourself from being scammed, you … Continue reading Here is how a financial services company can scam you
Okay, I have a confession to make. My wife didn’t “retire” back in April before we left Tucson in pursuit of full-time travel. She took a sabbatical instead…nice person that she is. But, that’s not the whole story either. First, I did retire. I am 100% out of the workforce. I was offered a sabbatical … Continue reading My wife is going back to work!
A few weeks ago, I read a post about the feels of early retirement and how strange they’ve turned out to be. The closer you get to early retirement, the more anxious you become. More nervous. More fearful. Not, as you might expect, more excited. The gist? Our emotional state leading into early retirement is … Continue reading The “Holy shit, what am I doing?” side to early retirement