11 Posts with this tag


The Next Millionaire Next Door: It's a data-science powerhouse and hugely insightful

It's no secret that my favorite book about financial independence and building serious wealth is The Millionaire Next Door by Dr. Thomas Stanley and William Danko. Through years of research, the book proves that wealthy people aren’t necessarily driving around in expensive cars, living in Amazon-sized homes and shopping for $1,000 purses and wallets. Rather, it teaches us that the average millionaire most likely lives a humble existence in
Oct 23, 2018·17 min read
Financial independence

10 most bad ass financial quotes ever - or are they?

I'm going to burn a post by giving you 10 financial quotes for consideration.  Some of these quotes I've taken personal satisfaction from.  Others, personal insult.
Sep 10, 2018·3 min read

Community Spotlight: Jeff Proctor - giver of platelets

Welcome to the second installment of the Community Spotlight! These posts highlight some of the amazing work that people are doing within their communities at home, abroad, and everywhere in-between. Today, I'm featuring Jeff Proctor who blogs over at Dollar Sprout . These posts contain a series of short questions - in bold. Please reach out to Jeff and show him some love for taking his precious time to give back to his community. We need more people like him arou
Feb 7, 2018·3 min read
In Retirement

Don't brag about success; tell me your failures

I don't know about you, but I learn a heck of a lot more from my failures than I do successes. When everything goes right, I learn very little. I learn nothing beyond what happened to go right in that instance. But, what about the next? Here is the difference between successes and failures: Failures have a way of humbling us. They force us to reflect on the situation, as well as ourselves, to determine where we F'ed up. We retrace our steps and analyze where we stumbled off the path to righteou
Oct 9, 2017·7 min read
Change Your Life

Are you "starting" a family or expanding it? Pet peeves!

It's the holidays, and I'm in a free-wheelin', fun-loving spirit, so let's burn a post this week by talking about something unrelated to personal finance. Yup, we're talking about pet peeves. The things that shouldn't bother me so much, but do. My biggest pet peeve? Like, ever? It's when someone describes having a baby as "starting a family". The implication being unless you have a child, you aren't truly a family? Poppycock! You're expanding your family, and that's wonderful. But, I would subm
Dec 14, 2016·3 min read
How to Think

The secret to becoming a successful mofo

Just don't be an asshole. Okay, while true, that doesn't exactly tell the whole story. Being successful is slightly more involved than avoiding the qualities of an asshole or asshat. Yes, you shouldn't be one. But, what else? What is the secret to success, and can anybody reach success? First, success means different things to different people. Ultimately, our goals and ambitions serve as the foundation on which success is built. OUR goals, not someone else's. The secret to becoming successful
Sep 14, 2016·4 min read
Change Your Life

I am a freedom fighter!

Let's face it - this early retirement stuff just isn't normal. We save aggressively. We say "no" to our friends a lot more than we would ordinarily like to do. We subscribe only to the most basic television service and keep our cell phone plan as "low end" as possible.
May 21, 2015·1 min read
How to Think

10 questions with

Hey guys! I recently had the opportunity to chat with 1500days about this blog and my financial independence and early retirement goals that I plan on achieving in the near future. is one of my favorite blogs to read - always makes me think. I enjoy the occasional think.
Mar 28, 2015·1 min read
How to Think

Opinions wanted: Buying land and building a house vs. buying a pre-built home

After retirement, we plan on moving up to Sedona, Arizona - Sedona is nestled within red rock country in northern Arizona. It is a beautiful little town that attracts tourists throughout the year and is rich in hiking opportunities and generally getting more in touch with nature. We make yearly visits to both vacation and, now, to check out real estate in the area for our eventual move into the area.
Jan 4, 2015·2 min read
Eating out

Opinions wanted: How do you "live a little"?

Especially during the holidays, the temptation (and, in many ways, "expectation") to splurge on some of life's convenience or luxury items - otherwise known as "living a little", surface in full swing. As in rehabilitation, it is often helpful to talk about these vices and get them out in the open, admit to them, and then improve your mastery over your more spendy types of behavior.
Dec 24, 2014·1 min read
How to Think

Putting happiness first: Meet Jason Fieber - he quit his full time job at 32 and now writes

Jason Fieber's inspirational story of self improvement strikes at the heart of just how possible it is to quit the rat race and focus on your life's true calling once and for all.
Nov 24, 2014·5 min read