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Snow Canyon, Utah - My gosh, the reds are outrageous

We just wrapped up four nights in Snow Canyon State Park just north of St. George, Utah. The landscape was absolutely stunning. Red rocks as far as the eye can see. Volcanic "lava rock" litters the landscape. It's stupid beautiful. We hiked damn near every day and I had my camera with me every step of the way. If you're following along on Twitter , you've already seen some of the stuff we've been climbing through. If you haven't, feast your eyes, my friends.
Apr 29, 2017·2 min read
How to Think

I retired early, but I'm no expert

It is interesting how many of us consider ourselves "experts" after we accomplish something. Even in the ER community, I stumble across bloggers who retire early, then turn around and offer coaching services because they are, in theory, "experts" at early retirement. Why? Because they've done it, I suppose. A dude doing some guitar work...soooooo not me.First, allow me to say in no uncertain terms that I fully support earning some dough off of what you're good at. No qualms from that perspectiv
Mar 29, 2017·3 min read
How to Think

Every company I've worked for fails the Essentialism test

I'm reading a book called Essentialism. It's the manuscript for simplifying your life and removing much of the bullshit that clutters our minds and distracts us from those things that are truly important. No organization I've worked for has done this. At all. Essentialism, by Greg McKeownIf you've ever read anything by Tim Ferriss, you already know the premise. Keep meaning. Remove crap. Pick and choose ruthlessly. Only, this book wasn't written by Tim Ferriss. Greg McKeown is the mastermind beh
Mar 13, 2017·3 min read
How to Think

The super secret key to success: Ask!

Do you want success? Ask for success. Waiting for success to happen is a game that we will lose almost every time. Don't wait for things to happen TO US.
Feb 22, 2017·6 min read
How to Save

10 simple steps to invest in a Roth IRA

The magical Roth IRA … You’ve heard that you need one. Or if you have one, you’ve heard that you should be taking full advantage of it. What is so excellent about a Roth IRA?!
Feb 8, 2017·8 min read

How to take stunning photos without expensive equipment

Cheap photography doesn't have to be "bad" photography. Taking stunning photos doesn't require expensive equipment.
Jan 11, 2017·10 min read
How to Think

The work experience: Moving on to sales and beyond

In part one of the Work Experience, I talked about my first job. I was 15 and wanted extra cash, and I was willing to do just about anything. And honestly, I HAD to do just about anything; 15 year olds don't have marketable skills. At least I didn't. I spent the majority of my time in pick-up basketball games in the neighborhood. The rest of the time I was inside watching movies or Saved By The Bell with the aforementioned cheese balls. S
Nov 9, 2016·5 min read

The work experience: In the beginning

As we drove, I remember thinking about a void in my life. It was a powerful feeling, one that ultimately kick-started what I like to call my "work experience". Earning paychecks. I was 15 at the time, the age where kids were permitted to work in my state. The void I felt was real and it wasn't getting any better. It cycled every month, beginning anew. It got so bad, in fact, that by the end of the month, I would have nothing left. It was gone. There just wasn't enough. The void was money. I got
Nov 7, 2016·7 min read

Your kick ass guide to the personal finance blogosphere

You're a dude or dudette, and you just stumbled onto a blog that talks about money. But, not just "money" - personal money. The person who runs the blog probably wants to retire early, or at least achieve financial independence, and he or she is writing about their progress. Boom, it's that simple. It's like a public diary, but without all the embarrassing details that might hide within a private, notebook-bound collection of words that generally make up the real truth behind someone's life. Bl
Nov 2, 2016·5 min read
Financial independence

Pics from the great Rocky Mountains, Colorado

No Friday Feast this week as my wife and I are enjoying a much-needed escape from the heat with a visit to the Grand Lake area in the Rocky Mountains. Instead of linking to beautifully-written content, how about some beautifully taken photographs? At least I hope they are beautiful, as I took them. Here ya go, please enjoy! P.S. An interview that I did for Andrew over at Family Money Plan went live this week. I may have said th
Sep 2, 2016·1 min read
How to Retire

Honey, would you be mad if I just go ahead and quit now?

The closer I get to early retirement, the tougher it becomes to wait for it. Virtually every day, I am conscious of the fact that I'm still "going to work", even though I am close to the end. I am still working, checking email, writing reports, answering phone calls. It's still happening. I know the end is near, but that doesn't make these last few remaining months easier to get through, as I assumed that it would. Human nature strikes again. The closer that we get to something, the more we want
Aug 22, 2016·4 min read
How to Save

Think Personal Finance is hard? Poppycock!

Think you can't learn personal finance? Think again. Mastering your financial lifestyle is a learned skill just like sports or playing video games.
Aug 15, 2016·4 min read