The financial climate in the United States is an interesting one: On one hand, the market is doing insanely well. We’re all making money hand over fist. But on the other, folks are dreading the looming swing the other way. And, it will. We all know it will. “Overvalued!“ “A recession is coming!“ “Stocks will … Continue reading The market is doing so well the sky must be falling
You know how awesome it is to not be important? To be that guy who comes into work every day, does his job and goes home? The guy who never volunteers for additional work, never has his nose up the ass of his superiors, the guy who couldn’t seem to care any less about the next … Continue reading The awesomeness of not being important
If you like to learn (and since you’re reading this blog, the answer is definitely “YES”), then grade school was where it was at. It seems like with the passing of each grade, us studious young human beings took the knowledge and experience acquired over the past year and used it to shape the next. We grew, … Continue reading What grade school teaches us about our future
What if I have no plans to retire early? Is financial independence all that important then? In fact, why should I give a damn about this whole FI thing if I love my job and am perfectly okay working into my 60s doing something that brings a smile to my face? Because some day, your job … Continue reading Financial independence for the non-early retiree
Last week, I wrote about bullshit money advice. I recalled some of the nastiest money advice I have ever heard, and it was one of the easiest articles I’ve ever written. Bad money advice is everywhere. It permeates our culture. Permeates is a big word, so it must be true. Then, I asked the good … Continue reading What money advice would you have followed?
Success is a fickle thing. It comes easier to some than for others, but it’s almost never impossible to achieve. With the right attitude and a few good habits, success gets easier and easier. Apparently, former president Lyndon Johnson had something to say on the topic. I learned about Johnson’s 10 keys to success from the … Continue reading Lyndon Johnson’s 10 keys to success
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 … Continue reading It is okay to be selfish
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 … Continue reading Hitting Valley Of Fire in Nevada – holy guacamole!
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, … Continue reading Our net worth revealed
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 … Continue reading I retired early, but I’m no expert