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Christmas Week in Photos: Valley of Fire

Hey all! Welcome to Christmas week. This week, instead of talking about personal finance, I'm giving you people one of my very favorite photos each day from our travels this year. Here is one of my favorite shots of my lovely bride sitting on a deserted road in Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada. Valley of Fire is an amazing place to visit, easily more unique than most of the parks we've seen. Courtney in Valley of Fire State ParkCheck out yesterday's photo [https://thinksaveretire.com/christm
Dec 28, 2017·1 min read
Financial independence

Christmas Week in Photos: Snow covered Yellowstone

Hey all! Welcome to Christmas week. This week, instead of talking about personal finance, I'm giving you people one of my very favorite photos each day from our travels this year. After wintery weather in early September, Yellowstone's distant mountains glow with snow on a cold fall day. Geese were making all kinds of racket in the lake that you see in the foreground, too. They just wouldn't shut up. A snowy Yellowstone National Park in SeptemberCheck out yesterday's photo [https://thinksaveret
Dec 27, 2017·1 min read
Financial independence

Christmas Week in Photos: Lake Shastina

Hey all! Welcome to Christmas week. This week, instead of talking about personal finance, I'm giving you people one of my very favorite photos each day from our travels this year. Here is beautiful Lake Shastina in Weed, CA . Penny, our rescued Boxer, liked dipping her paws into the water, but she's d
Dec 26, 2017·1 min read
Financial independence

Christmas Week in Photos: The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Hey all! Welcome to Christmas Day. This week, instead of talking about personal finance, I'm giving you people one of my very favorite photos each day from our travels this year. Here is the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, a stunning geologic feat that's absolutely breathtaking to visit and even better to photograph. From the National Parks Service website : > The Yellowstone River is the force that created the canyon and the falls. It begin
Dec 25, 2017·1 min read
Financial independence

My side hustle idea; whatcha think?

Raise your hand if you're sitting in a half-full office today? The week of Thanksgiving, every office I've ever worked in was at least half empty. It was one of my favorite times to be at the office, actually. It was slow. And, I didn't have to take PTO! And, you're probably making the rounds throughout the blogosphere with those folks who've actually posted something today - like this article, which is quickly turning into something relatively meaningless... I've published this post to say som
Nov 21, 2017·3 min read
Lifestyles

What is it like making over $900,000 a year?

Interview with Michele of MakingSenseofCents who is making $900,000 a year or more. Believe it or not, she lives just like the large majority of us. She values money at least as much as I do. Even with her incredibly high income, she still thinks about every purchase made.
Oct 20, 2017·5 min read
Blogging

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 has been amazing. We've learned a lot about ourselves. We've become super comfortable in front of a camera. And, it gives me a
Sep 27, 2017·8 min read
In Retirement

What an incredible summer of early retirement

As fall slowly envelopes the United States, I need to take this opportunity to reflect on our first summer as early retirees. We traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest all summer long, and it was an amazing experience. My wife and I - along with our two dogs, cruised throughout the Northwest without a care in the world (well, mostly). We got up whenever we wanted. We napped when we felt tired. We hiked. We swam. We did everything that we thought we'd do without the confines of a full-time job
Sep 24, 2017·3 min read
In Retirement

I'm not looking forward to the recession

Let's face it: A recession is coming. But then again, a recession is always coming - just like an economic boom - because the market naturally ebbs and flows. Even so, most of us understand that we're probably rounding third in our current boom. Many of us who love the thought of buying stocks at cheaper prices welcome a recession. Some might even look forward to it. I, however, am not one of those people. Yes, buying cheap stocks is great - financially for those of us who are bringing in a hef
Aug 16, 2017·4 min read
How to Think

The market is doing so well the sky must be falling

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 soon be on sale!" Ugh...please! Apparently, the stock market is doing so darn well that soon the sky will fall. But, that's the wrong attitude. Enjoy the damn ride For the love of all thing
Aug 5, 2017·2 min read
Financial independence

Blazing an 18-mile trail around the Gorge

Warning: Non-financial post. Instead, all photography. We spent the last four days exploring the Columbia River Gorge along the Oregon / Washington border, hiked over 18 miles, ascended more than 4,000 feet and saw 12 stunning waterfalls. Amazing experience. The daily hikes got me back into the physical fitness groove and my camera was working overtime to capture some stupid-beautiful stuff here in the Pacific Northwest. We need to experience this part of the country in the fall. Shameless plug
Jul 28, 2017·2 min read
In Retirement

Some will never retire early, and it's all their fault

Some will never retire early, and it's all their fault. It's true. The choices we make and motivations we hold make a profound impact on accomplishing our goals - early retirement or otherwise. I'll let you know right off the bat that there's a wheel barrel full of tough love in this post. I know that I'm going to piss some people off , and that's fine. It comes with the territory. I'm okay with it. Still want to continue reading? Goooood. If you're
Jun 12, 2017·7 min read