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In Retirement

Living on the road isn't just about living small

Here's a challenge: Sell two different 1,600 square foot homes and move into a 200 square foot RV with your wife and two dogs. Then, tell me that you aren't just "living small". That's a challenge that I couldn't conquer when my wife Courtney and I decided to sell 99% of our earthly possessions (including a 1999 supercharged Corvette that I bought less than a year out of college ). Here's a picture of me and our
Sep 16, 2018·4 min read
Lifestyle

Why you need a little "just in time" in your life

One of the things that I love the most about just in time learning is it demands action. We gotta do something in order to learn it. Fully immerse ourselves in it. Don't read. Don't think. Just do.
May 28, 2018·6 min read
RV

Living on the road: Nine lessons learned from full-time travel

After living on the road for more than two years, this whole experience almost feels surreal. There is so much out there to see. Our Airstream RV is our home, and we wouldn't trade it for anything.
May 14, 2018·11 min read
Blogging

I am that early retiree who travels the country

A couple weeks ago, I asked on Twitter about what it's like to write a book. How much time does it take? Does it completely take over your life? Does it actually pay off? I wanted some folks to drop some knowledge on me. Not many people know that I was offered a book deal a couple of years ago. I declined it at the time because I held a full-time job and had no interest in committing to something like that. I didn't really know how much time it would take to write a book, but I assumed it was a
May 11, 2018·3 min read
How to Think

I live my life at the intersection of humble and confident

My wife and I retired from full-time work in our 30s because we are both humble and confident. We acknowledge the help we were given along the way and took full advantage to make those advantages work.
Apr 2, 2018·7 min read
Guest Posts

Use the Kaizen method to achieve amazing change

Here’s something we can all agree on: Failing to accomplish our goals sucks. You’ve dreamed of starting a million dollar business and failed. You’ve dreamed of being in the best shape of your life at 25 and failed. You’ve dreamed of switching careers by the end of last year and failed. As if this wasn’t enough… You eventually start to believe that you’re not capable of achieving anything and your motivation plummets faster than a speeding bullet. Unless you begin to make positive changes or
Mar 30, 2018·11 min read
Guest Posts

Impostor no more! How one Ph.D. engineer bested her impostor syndrome

I am currently a researcher at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach. I completed my Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, worked as a product design engineer for Apple, founded my own business, and pursued my research passion combining textiles and electronics. Despite my accomplishments, I often felt like a failure, not believing that I truly belonged in engineering. This is imposter syndrome. [Note from Steve: Fay (a long-time friend of my wife Courtney) reached out to me afte
Mar 7, 2018·7 min read
Guest Posts

How these traveling house sitters saved over $5000

Hey ya'all! I've always had an interest in house sitting. It seems so interesting to travel the world and live rent-free in some amazing homesteads. Some out there make a career out of it. Today, I have Brittnay who, along with her husband Jayden, house sit in some spectacular places in Europe. And, they save money while doing it. We are Brittnay and Jayden, The Travelling House Sitters. Brittnay and JaydenMeeting in the snowy Australian Alps three years ago we quickly discovered each other's p
Jan 3, 2018·6 min read
In Retirement

9 ways to be above average

The word "perfect" has no place on this blog. Perfection is an unhealthy obsession and impossible to attain. So, forget about it. Instead, let's focus on something a little more achievable, shall we? Yeah, we shall. Right in this post. How about we focus on being "above average". Better than the average Joe or Jane. Meaning, we generally have our shit in order, but we are far from that perfect textbook specimen of financial superiority. We're doing fine. Things are good. What makes us above ave
Dec 6, 2017·4 min read
Guest Posts

Leaving comfort for one of the world's most expensive cities was a great financial decision

Let's say you're sick of the high cost of living in the U.S. and want to move abroad. Where are you likely to look? Costa Rica? Thailand? Maybe Panama? Sure, that's normal. But, it wasn't normal for Kyle from Not Your Parents' Financial Guy . He moved to one of the world's most expensive cities. Today, he tells us why. Kyle and his girlfriend Lauren at Sydney HarbourTaking a leap of faith and making a big change in your life can be a scary time. However,
Nov 17, 2017·7 min read
Blogging

I've been hangin' out over at Medium lately

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. You'll see some seriously...well, creative stuff. Different. And, that's the primary reason why I'm
Nov 14, 2017·2 min read
Blogging

Your Personal Business Card: Why you need one before quitting your job

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 jobs. Whatever we do that brings home the bacon, that's on our cards. Things like: Senior Software Developer, or Editor, or Accountant. You know, job titles. But, we're not talking about those. Forget your b
Nov 8, 2017·3 min read