I try my very best to be respectful. As an early retiree, I know full well that early retirement isn’t for everyone. It just won’t work for all of us, and that’s okay, nothing wrong with that. I just wish that other people, who may not have any interest (or knowledge) in retiring early would … Continue reading What this successful person WILL tell you
If you push through the vitriol inherent in some of the anti-early retirement propaganda that permeates mainstream media, you eventually make your way down to a few arguments against the concept of retiring early that do make sense. In this post, I’m going to take the top three most common legitimate arguments made against early … Continue reading Don’t think early retirement is possible? Okay, you may have a point
I’ve been spending time doing something a little different the past several days. Instead of continuing my headlong dive into personal finance blogs and reading about money, I’ve been hangin’ on Medium. Reading about un-finance stuff. Like creativity, for example. If you haven’t flipped through the pages of the Medium creativity section, take the opportunity. … Continue reading I’ve been hangin’ out over at Medium lately
A week or so ago, I asked on Twitter what your automation plan looks like. Meaning, how are you taking your goals or bills and automating them to the point where you never have to think about it? Everything just happens, automatically. Automation is absolutely key to sound financial practices, and it will be a … Continue reading How we automate our financial lives
Business cards are great. They cut through the fluff and tell people what they need to know about you. Your name, what you do and how to contact you. Boom, done. It’s all there on a tiny piece of cardstock. Typically, business cards refer to whatever we do for a living. In other words, our … Continue reading What’s on your personal business card?
I was at Costco the other day and happened to walk by the alcohol section. I roamed around looking at what’s available and stumbled on the scotch section. Scotch after scotch, each one seemingly nicer (and more expensive) than the other. Then, I saw the 50-year old bottle. The bottle came with its own wooden … Continue reading That 50-year old bottle of scotch
My first blog was a blog about politics. After blogging on the subject for nearly five years, I finally learned that blogging about politics was a complete waste of time – but, that’s not what I am writing about today. This article is about those truths that I wish I knew going into this, but … Continue reading The article I wish I read before starting to blog
FinCon is the type of conference where, afterward, you ask yourself what the hell just took place. You’re in a daze, flooded with ideas, overwhelmed with meeting new people and places. But, you’d do it again – in a heartbeat. I was overwhelmed the first day. As a natural introvert (as most of us tend … Continue reading FinCon17: What the hell just happened?
Hey all! Today’s article is going to be a little different – actually, it’s not really an article at all. It’s just an opportunity for me to say that I’m on my way to FinCon and that we’ve officially settled down for the winter. For those who may have missed it, we’re camped out in … Continue reading Excuse the interruption, I’m on my way to FinCon
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