I always thought it was strange to spend a bunch of money (or points) to attend a conference about saving money. ThinkSaveRetire.com started in late 2014. Despite years of blogging, I’ve never attended a single Financial Conference (FinCon) put on by the one and only Philip Taylor of PTMoney.com. In case you don’t know, FinCon … Continue reading After years of resisting, here’s why I’m attending FinCon17
It has been nine months since I called it quits from work. A full-term pregnancy. It’s been a wild ride, and I’ve learned quite a bit about what it takes to actually turn early retirement into a reality. You gotta be a special kind of person. Throughout these pages, I try to make one thing … Continue reading You know you’re ready to retire early if…
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 Joe over at Retire by … Continue reading The Friday Feast ~ the 15th of September
Somebody pinch me. I am really doing this. This was the Best. Decision. Ever. I am sitting in a coffee shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming browsing Twitter and writing this blog post. On a beautiful 82-degree Wednesday. In the middle of the day. My feet are up. Coffee in hand. Just finished a delicious muffin, … Continue reading I’m really doing this!
It’s true. We all know how to reach financial independence and retire early. We all know that saving more than we spend will result in a rapid and consistent increase in our net worth. Thankfully for those of us who suck at math (including me), the equation is simple. By the way, here’s the article. … Continue reading You don’t need any more financial advice
As I was clamoring around Imperial Geyser in search of the perfect photo vantage point, I caught Tina’s eye. She immediately froze and took a second (and third) look. “Do I know you from somewhere?” she asked. “Hmm…I don’t think so,” I replied. But, she did. She knew us, but we didn’t know her. She’s … Continue reading An inspiring story from a Yellowstone geyser
Here’s what’s up in the personal finance community Guess what? Tawcan has officially started a coaching service. Good luck, my friend! Also, Apathy Ends thinks that budgets suck. Gotta admit – they kinda do even though some of us use them. Over at She Picks Up Pennies, Penny asked an interesting question: Should teachers make … Continue reading The Friday Feast ~ the 1st of September
Gather round folks. I don’t usually advocate rubbernecking but you are going to witness a real car crash of a portfolio and it will be difficult to resist. Does every financial blogger hide a secret? Because the steaming turd that I quietly sweep under the rug is my sadly neglected portfolio that I have not … Continue reading My car crash of a portfolio
I re-read it, trying to pick out areas where I may have over exaggerated my “I Quit”. You know, used my epic disgust for work to embellish or bitch a little too strongly about what I disliked about maintaining a full-time job. Honestly, I couldn’t come up with anything. Everything I disliked about corporate America … Continue reading What does your “I quit” letter look like?
Today, I’m publishing a guest post from Robert Bockel, who is active on Twitter and believes that many of us are missing a critical component to financial independence and early retirement. We talk about the fun stuff…the cool stuff. Offense. But, that’s only one side of the coin. Robert, take it away! The offense vs … Continue reading The missing component to wealth: Defense