Browsing category: How to Think

It is okay to be selfish

Published April 10, 2017   Tags:

I’ll say it: Selfishness is good. It means we put ourselves above everyone else. We focus on what is best for us before we think about those around us. Although I may sound like a jackass, prioritizing ourselves over others is good. It’s natural. It’s how we improve. I would not be retired right now […]
Okay world, you’re pretty damn amazing. We go driving around in search of some cool scenes, and now you give us some of the most amazing landscapes that I’ve ever seen to feast our eyes on. What more can I say? In fact, I don’t say. Instead, I’ll show. It was a cloudy day today […]

Our net worth revealed

Published April 1, 2017   Tags:

It’s been a long time since I published our net worth on the blog, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ve been keeping it private. In fact, it’s been published on the Rockstar Net Worth Tracker all along. But today – the day that we set sail, I’m spillin’ the beans right here. True to form, […]

I retired early, but I’m no expert

Published March 29, 2017   Tags: ,

It is interesting how many of us consider ourselves “experts” after we accomplish something. Even in the ER¬†community, I stumble across bloggers who retire early, then turn around and offer coaching services because they are, in theory, “experts” at early retirement. Why? Because they’ve done it, I suppose. First, allow me to say in no […]
As we wind down our working careers and slide naked¬†into our next life of full-time travel in an RV, figuring out our healthcare options was the major remaining task on our plates. After months of research, we’ve decided on healthcare. Without making you read a bunch of text before spilling the beans, here goes: We […]
I’m reading a book called Essentialism. It’s the manuscript for simplifying your life and removing much of the bullshit that clutters our minds and distracts us from those things that are truly important. No organization I’ve worked for has done this. At all. If you’ve ever read anything by Tim Ferriss, you already know the […]

Is your credit score bullshit?

Published March 6, 2017   Tags: ,

I guess I have a “thing” for skinny British guys – and once I saw John Oliver’s bit on credit scores and how dangerous that three-digit number can be, I naturally got a bit intrigued. In case you haven’t seen it, here’s his spiel on YouTube: “Measuring credit enables businesses to know who to lend […]
I will be the first to admit that I find money talk exceedingly boring. Especially stocks, diversification, yields, compound interest, price-to-earnings ratio, whatever. Seriously, I fall asleep when I hear or read about that stuff. And, I have a sneaking suspicion that I’m not alone. For all those who find money talk boring, I feel […]

The super secret key to success: Ask!

Published February 22, 2017   Tags: ,

Hard work. It’s great in theory, but the years I spent meandering my way through corporate America taught me that success very rarely resembles the fluffy fairy-tale idea that success comes to those who “work hard”. Or even “smart“. More times than not, success comes to those who ask for it. If you think that […]
Try this one on for size: Would a basic income solve our nation’s social problems by blindly cutting checks to every person of legal working age and nixing expensive social programs like welfare and social security? It is a profoundly interesting topic, and debatable until we are blue in the face. Studies from around the […]