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How to Think

What business role do you fill in your family? I'm the CEO

In many ways, the way we run our families - not to mention many of the elements within our families - can be compared to similar elements in a structured business, and it can be fun thinking about where all your family pieces fit in a typical organization. not ask me how I got started on this subject, because I honestly have no bloody idea. I began thinking about, naturally, yours truly first. But most large companies aren't run by only a single person. There's a CEO, COO, CFO, C-whatever
Mar 14, 2016·5 min read
How to Think

The difference between FU money and FU, money!

When it comes to FU money, one thing is pretty clear - it's great to have it. There is awesome comfort in knowing that if things get bad enough at work, you can give your job the good ol'-fashioned FU and blissfully live off of your stash of cash for a while...or hell, even just retire. But what happens when we add some grammar into the mix? FU money gives us the freedom and flexibility to up-and-quit virtually anything we do for a living with the knowledge that our savings will support us. How
Mar 2, 2016·4 min read
How to Save

Why most people will never get rich

I think a lot when I'm pulling weeds, and I got a lot of thinking done over the past few days. This week, I spent several hours pulling those small green devil stalks in our backyard, and I got to thinking about a subject that I've pondered off and on for YEARS - why won't most people ever become rich? Or, build some serious wealth ? At one point in time, I simplistically chalked this up to income. Most people are not pulling down seven figures a year,
Feb 10, 2016·3 min read

Why this couple downsized to a 500 square foot tiny house

Claudia and her husband Garrett recently downsized their 1500 square foot house into a 500 sqft tiny house. I had a chat with the couple about why they made the move.
Jan 4, 2016·5 min read

What if everyone stopped paying attention to others?

Are you paying attention to the fake online personas of your friends? Tt seems everybody is too big for their britches, absurdly busy every second of the day doing exciting things and posting about them online.
Dec 14, 2015·6 min read
How to Retire

Financial independence is not just for the "rich" or wealthy

Though early financial independence is not a luxury designed only for high income earners, there is no getting around the fact that higher incomes make the whole early FI process quicker.
Dec 9, 2015·6 min read

Joe's life-changing 2,200 mile hike along Appalachian Trail

How about a trek along the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail to become a part of the 25% who actually complete the monumental feat? Yes, all of it. The whole damn thing.
Dec 7, 2015·5 min read
How to Think

How did Steve Jobs die? And, what we can learn from him

How did Steve Jobs die? His pancreatic cancer took his life in 2011, and Steve Jobs' death teaches us that money can't save us from everything.
Nov 4, 2015·3 min read
How to Think

Why my wife and I are choosing to remain DINKs

It seems like everybody around us is at that stage of their lives where kids are the next step.  Why are my wife and I choosing to remain DINK?
Oct 12, 2015·6 min read
How to Save

How much is your job really costing you?

More times than not, our job is slowly and mercilessly killing our hourly wage by "forcing" us to spend more than we think in order to maintain that job.
Sep 23, 2015·6 min read

Why your $80,000 car doesn't impress me any longer

The majority of research finds that expensive luxury cars are owned by those with higher levels of income, not necessarily by those who are wealthy.
Sep 21, 2015·5 min read
How to Retire

Our Next Life series: Part 4 - Making the move!

In Our Next Life part 4, we should have our rental home sold. Both my wife and I are nearing the end of our working careers. It's the fall of 2016 and everything is coming together. Hopefully we've found our new home on wheels, detailed in part 3.
Sep 11, 2015·3 min read