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

Unless you are new here, you probably know that my goal is to officially retire by 40 and spend the rest of my life enjoying jobless bliss and never-ending happiness.  We’re doing this with big-time savings and living frugally in Tucson, Arizona – one of the most inexpensive places to live in the United States.   Continue reading “Opinions wanted: Buying land and building a house vs. buying a pre-built home”

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.  Continue reading “Opinions wanted: How do you “live a little”?”