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Well, beach shack anyway… Kibanda cha Ziwa Of course, it is not about the house. It is about this: Ziwa Having the occasional Bald Eagle drop by doesn’t hurt… But wait. Aren’t I the guy who preaches against owning houses? Well, I guess when you publish posts like… Why Your House is a Terrible Investment or videos saying…  “Don’t buy a F***ing house…”** people might get that impression. **You also attract comments like this most recent one from fff: “For someone ...
Posted: Jul 11 2017 @ 3:56 PM
A little over a year ago I finally completed the manuscript for my book. But as anyone who has been thru the process will tell you, that is just the beginning of a whole new set of tasks. Most of which require specialized expertise. In a rare stroke of brilliance, it occurred to me that the readers of this blog are an exceptionally diverse and talented bunch. So, using the very ...
Posted: Jun 23 2017 @ 10:47 AM
Some, like the young lady on the right, prefer reading a physical book. In the case of mine, holding it upside down seems to help. Others, like the young lady on the left, clearly have mixed emotions. Or maybe they just haven’t discovered the upside down trick. For her, and maybe you, good news! The Simple Path to Wealth audio book version is now available for pre-order. The actual release is June 27, ...
Posted: Jun 15 2017 @ 3:14 PM
This FI life is tough, what with all the having to choose between this fun activity and that. For the last several weeks we have again been ensconced in Shamba, my in-laws’ Lake Michigan beach house which they so graciously let us use. Traditionally we do this in July, when the weather is warm and sunny. But that would bump up uncomfortably close to this: Chautauqua United Kingdom, 2017 So we’ve had to make ...
Posted: May 20 2017 @ 9:12 PM
Based on some of the recent questions/comments here on the blog, it seems folks are getting ready to. I routinely get questions like “I have a lump some to invest, but this market looks to me like it is about to crash. Should I wait?” Typically, I trot out my standard lecture about how market timing is a fool’s errand, point them to Investing in a Raging Bull and go about my business. But ...
Posted: Apr 14 2017 @ 5:00 PM
Here’s some awesome Chautauqua UK news: Vicki Robin, the author of… …one of the key books that got this whole FI movement, well, moving will be joining us this August as a speaker at Chautauqua: United Kingdom and hanging out for the week! On the off chance you don’t know, Your Money or Your Life is a classic. It is one of the earliest guides to reaching financial independence and to living the FI life. It is ...
Posted: Mar 09 2017 @ 7:41 AM
Mi lindo Ecuador Please Note:  January 15 — Week 1 of Chautauqua Ecuador has already sold out. There are still openings for Week 2 and we have a couple left for: Chautauqua – United Kingdom: August 2017 OK, back the post…. This was starting to get hard. 2017 is the fifth year we’ve been doing... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Jan 15 2017 @ 12:09 AM
  Our venue for Chautauqua 2017 – United Kingdom Some will surely claim, me being an old English Major and all, that it was inevitable. That a Chautauqua was destined at some point to find its way to Stratford-upon-Avon, the 16th century birthplace of William Shakespeare. You know, that guy who wrote some plays a few... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Jan 02 2017 @ 4:41 PM
“A Happy Christmas” Bizarre Victorian Christmas Cards Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday season… By Malachi Rempen, Itchy  Feet and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2017! With thanks from our friends at RockStar Finance, a cool old song updated and made cooler for us weird FI types: Santa Baby for Savers The very cool message... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Dec 24 2016 @ 12:10 AM
If you are reading this blog there is a very good chance you are rich. Or well on your way to becoming rich. Or you may be closer to your starting point and being rich still seems a distant, maybe even improbable, destination. Or you may only stop here briefly before moving on never to... [Continue Reading] ...
Posted: Dec 13 2016 @ 1:49 PM


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