Oh hi! I'm Steve.

First, welcome to the blog! I retired at the age of 35 from a career in information technology to a life of absolute freedom. Today, my wife and I travel the country full-time in our Airstream. We have a photo gallery at FullTimeExplorers.com and a travel-based channel on YouTube. Start here to find out what we're doing.

Want to start a YouTube channel? Here’s what you need to get started

YouTube is amazing. It’s basically television recorded by the average Joe (or Jane), designed to fill all kinds of niches, this time from a visual perspective rather than a bunch of words. My wife and I run A Streamin’ Life on YouTube, which is a channel that follows our journey around the country. The experience … Continue reading Want to start a YouTube channel? Here’s what you need to get started

What’s your money’s purpose? No one ever got rich by saving money

It’s got to ruffle your feathers, doesn’t it? Those people who say that saving money isn’t how you get rich; how to retire early. “No one ever got rich by saving money”, they say. How dare they. After all, saving money is what we personal finance and early retirement bloggers write so much about. We … Continue reading What’s your money’s purpose? No one ever got rich by saving money

After years of resisting, here’s why I’m attending FinCon17

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

What to do if someone steals your blog posts?

When it comes to blogging, there is not much that gets my blood boiling more than someone who shamelessly rips entire blog posts (or, for that matter, blogs themselves) and republishes them on another site. Content duplication has serious consequences. Not only is copyright infringement against the law, but Google and other search engines (“other … Continue reading What to do if someone steals your blog posts?