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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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Having a background in business and finance, I often see how the life of a business is very similar to that of a person. Day in, day out, businesses face the same kind of problems we face, yet they tend to approach them far more methodically. Businesses have a structured way of taking out the emotional aspect of decisions, while dealing with issues head on in a logical manner. They’re ...
Posted: Oct 18 2017 @ 6:04 AM
So, there is a conference coming up in Dallas for financial media called FinCon. And it’s great! It’s awesome hanging out with over 1,500 (my favorite number) folks who love talking about money as much as I do. And beer. 1500! I ain’t lying!And there is an event for folks who are not bloggers too. It’s only $39 and the dude who runs FinCon is a great guy, so I know it ...
Posted: Oct 16 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Today’s guest post comes from Cubert over at abandoned cubicle. Cubert is a mid 40s cube jockey who plans to be free in 2020 to focus on real estate side projects, blogging, and being “Dad.” He lives in the early retirement mecca of Minneapolis, with his wife and two kids. Oh, and he still dreams of maybe moving to the Front Range one day to hike often, drink the finest ...
Posted: Oct 13 2017 @ 6:04 AM
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. Root of Competitiveness Justin from Root of Good recently pointed out he and I are in a death match to reach the $2,000,000 mark: Man, you edged me out on ...
Posted: Oct 10 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Anything look different this morning? If you’re reading this on a desktop, you’re seeing the new blog design: When I decided to launch a blog way back at the end of 2012, I pulled my hair out for two months trying to decide on a theme (look and appearance of the blog). I couldn’t decide on one, so just defaulted to an ancient design. It looked horrible, but I vowed to ...
Posted: Oct 09 2017 @ 6:04 AM
I don’t like to stand around doing nothing. This includes: grocery store checkouts: I mitigate this one by using the self-checkout lanes which are always empty amusement parks: No way I’m waiting 60 minutes for a 90 second roller coaster ride. waiting for a sample pour at a beer fest: Do I need to explain? waiting to go to the bathroom after a large number of sample pours: Again, no explanation required. The absolute worst ...
Posted: Oct 04 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Ask the Readers resumes next week. Today, I must update you on my fitness goals. I even included a titillating video. Here’s a juicy pic to warm you up (or more likely, click away forever): Terrible Idea In hindsight, offering to give one of you $100 if I couldn’t do 10 pull-ups or get my weight under 160 by the end of September was a bad, bad idea. Kind of like the ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 6:04 AM
I just attended an amazing event called PopUp Business School: Alan delivering the goods I first learned of PopUp at the Ecuador Chautauqua where I met one of its founder, Alan Donegan. Alan is the most incredible public speaker I’ve ever seen. He could talk for an hour about paper clips and completely captivate the audience. He’s that good. Plus, he’s a great guy. I’m honored to call Alan a friend. When I ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 6:04 AM
A reader from the United Kingdom wrote to me last week: I’ve recently graduated and landed a fairly swanky job. So naturally I’m planning an escape strategy…. Do I want to have my nose to the corporate grind-stone forever? No. Do I fancy retiring from formal work at 43? Um, yeah! Long-story-short, I’ve just stumbled on your blog and I really like it. (I also really like Komodo dragons.) And I was ...
Posted: Sep 25 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Today’s dose of gratitude comes from Pedals for Pennies. Mr. PfP has been kind enough to advise me on my workout routine. He’s infinitely more fitter than me, so he must know what he’s talking about. And he’s also a real-estate ninja, owning 6 rentals! Yep, I’m jealous! But more than anything, I like his upbeat attitude/outlook which shines through in his writing. Thanks Mr. PfP for the great post! Take it ...
Posted: Sep 22 2017 @ 6:04 AM


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