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Mr. 1500

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1500 Days
Early Retirement
Frugality/Saving, Real Estate
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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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DIK (Dual Income, Kids)
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My main goal was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal last year and my 1500 Days are over, but in the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers. Why I’ve Outperformed the Markets I’m a geek at heart and have always been obsessed with technology. When I started my first job way back in 1998, I started ...
Posted: Aug 22 2017 @ 6:04 AM
On vacations, I let myself go a little. And by a little, I really mean a lot. And when I say let myself go, I’m talking about food. And when I say food, I’m not talking about anything remotely healthy. I like to try the local flavors. Especially when those flavors are donuts and beer. Our last trip was no different. This happened in New York City: Actual size if you’re viewing on a 32″ monitor And ...
Posted: Aug 21 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Shannon and Sergio who write over at Screw the Average guest post today with a healthy dose of gratitude! Screw the Average is a pretty great blog name, but I like their tagline even better: be an outlier. And these two are definitely outliers. Check out some of their travels. While those photos are awesome, you must see the one here (and read the story on that page too!). Take it from here Shannon and Sergio! Gratitude Found ...
Posted: Aug 16 2017 @ 6:04 AM
We’re back from vacation now, but I one last update. Ask the Readers returns next week. Mrs. 1500 and I spent the last part of our vacation visiting with the Mad Fientist and his wife, the Mad Fientista. We spent four days Edinburgh followed by two in London. I had never been to the UK, so didn’t know what to expect. However, there was one thing I couldn’t stop thinking about: Haggis! Never heard of ...
Posted: Aug 14 2017 @ 6:04 AM
I’m on vacation, but I can’t quite stay away from the blog, so I’ll regale you with vacation pictures and tales from the big city. This post was supposed to go in chronological order, but after seeing the September 11 Memorial, I have to go there first. My 9/11/2001 I was at work writing code when the attacks happened. A co-worker named Ginny mentioned that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. She looked ...
Posted: Aug 09 2017 @ 6:50 AM
While I’n on the road, I’m featuring guest posts. Today’s comes from Owen over at PlanEasy. In a past life, I had a 4500 square foot home. It was ridiculous. Why does a family of 4 need a home with 4 bathrooms (although I did kinda like having my own toilet)? Why did we need a bathroom/master closet that was over 150 square feet? We didn’t, so we moved. We’re better off in ...
Posted: Aug 07 2017 @ 6:04 AM
I’m on vacation, but I can’t quite stay away from the blog, so I’ll regale you with vacation pictures and tales from the road. This will make sense in a moment. We spent our first six days of vacation in Maine and it was spectacular. After the Lobster State (I just made that up), it was time to move on to Vermont. We had a couple stops to make on the way. Acadia was ...
Posted: Aug 03 2017 @ 6:04 AM
While I’n on the road, I’m featuring guest posts! Today’s comes from my friend Mrs. WoW  from Waffles on Wednesday. I love this post because it reminds us that money is never the end goal. However, trying to figure out exactly what that big goal isn’t always easy… The other day I sat on top of the world. I had seen it numerous times before: pictures, websites, social media, but nothing beat ...
Posted: Jul 31 2017 @ 6:04 AM
I’m on vacation, but I can’t quite stay away from the blog, so I’ll regale you with vacation pictures and tales from the road. We landed in Newark last Friday. I researched which side of the plane to sit on so we’d have good views. When we landed, we saw the New York City skyline. I’ve never been to NYC, so this excited me greatly: We stayed in Connecticut and our evening ...
Posted: Jul 27 2017 @ 11:30 AM
I’m writing on InvestmentZen today. Click over to read about the different phases of personal finance. Or, read about my battles with trolls first. You know when a post is popular because the haters come out of the swamps. This happened with one that I wrote for Budgets are Sexy last week. Business Insider and MSN republished it and Harvey didn’t like my words at all:         I’m no longer offended by nasty comments. Folks ...
Posted: Jul 26 2017 @ 8:18 AM


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