I’ve been spending time doing something a little different the past several days. Instead of continuing my headlong dive into personal finance blogs and reading about money, I’ve been hangin’ on Medium. Reading about un-finance stuff. Like creativity, for example. If you haven’t flipped through the pages of the Medium creativity section, take the opportunity. … Continue reading I’ve been hangin’ out over at Medium lately
Business cards are great. They cut through the fluff and tell people what they need to know about you. Your name, what you do and how to contact you. Boom, done. It’s all there on a tiny piece of cardstock. Typically, business cards refer to whatever we do for a living. In other words, our … Continue reading What’s on your personal business card?
And I thought my wife and I were living small in our 200 square foot Airstream. Not when you compare us to this guy, who calls a room no bigger than 52 square feet his real home. Meet GuyOnFire. Now, check out this dude’s super creative living situation. I live in a 52 square foot … Continue reading How living in a 52 square foot room improved this guy’s life
We’ve all thought about it, haven’t we? Money. Not just some money, but a whole ton of it. Trucking it into our bank account to the tune of $75,000 a month. Imagine that – a month! Personally, I have no idea what that feels like – I never made more than about $130,000 annually. But, … Continue reading What is it like making over $900,000 a year?
It was about 10:30 at night and I was riding my Yamaha R1 sportbike down an empty stretch of road south of Tucson, AZ. I was alone on the road. I started thinking about speed. Not just about going “fast”, but insane speed. I had to do it. I had to transform those dashed white … Continue reading I’ve come a long way from flying down the highway at 180
I know that I’ve said this before (countless times, I’m sure), but we absolutely love our solar system that sits gracefully atop our 2005 Airstream Classic. Since we set sail on a journey of full-time travel April 1st, we’ve only plugged in once. And that only lasted for two days. For the remaining seven or … Continue reading We haven’t plugged into the grid twice since April
Early retirement has surprised me. It taught me that the things I enjoyed as I worked a full-time job are not the same things that I enjoy now – free and clear of those imprisoning shackles. Full-time work has a way of blinding us to the world. For instance, I loved going to the gym when … Continue reading Removing the bloody cloak of full-time work
Happy Monday all! I’m thrilled to bring you a guest post from the one and only Miss Mazuma! She is definitely a rising star in the personal finance community, and I’m honored to publish her very first guest post. You like to travel? How about as a JOB? Read on! Hey all! When Steve asked … Continue reading So you want to be a flight attendant?
It hasn’t even been a month yet since I called it quits from full-time work and became an early retiree, but inquiring minds want to know (seriously, I’ve been asked incessantly): What does my day look like now that I’m not working full-time? I’ll be perfectly frank: It flat kicks ass. Here’s a quick snapshot: The … Continue reading A day in the life of an early retiree
I spend a lot of time writing about the virtues of early retirement from full-time work and enjoying my days without a schedule, drinking coffee outside of our Airstream at 9am and pondering what the hell I’m going to do that day. That’s mainly because I derive very little satisfaction out of my job. In … Continue reading It is okay to love your job! Really, it is!