Action may not always bring happiness, but there can is no happiness without action. -Benjamin Disraeli
I had always heard that early retirees lead busy lives, but I didn’t believe it. However, it’s totally true. I left my job on April 13th and I’ve never been busier. It’s only been 2 months, but if feels like 2 years. The job is a tiny dot in the rearview mirror.
I’ve regretted nothing. I thought ...
Today’s guest post is from Scott Trench. I first met Scott a couple of years ago at a business conference and was immediately impressed. Despite his young age (mid 20s), he had already attained a leadership position at BiggerPockets, a crazy successful real estate investing site.
At that first meeting, Scott and I talked about what books we were reading. Thinking back, every time I see Scott, the conversation eventually turns to books. ...
Less is more. -Robert Browning
Discipline equals freedom. -Jocko Willink
Until now, I’ve never considered what it would be like to be a 1 Percenter because I’ll never be one. But, a recent Happy Philosopher post got me thinking about it:
I like to think that if I earned a huge amount of money or inherited millions, I wouldn’t change. But who am I to judge? I’ll never have this kind of money and I’ve never ...
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.
Two net-worth altering events happened in May. The first involved our home and the second involved a car purchase.
Way back in 2013, we moved from a big ...
Ask the Readers takes a break for a final week while I’m on my trip. Instead, I’ll regale you with tales from my travels (see Part 1 and Part 2: Alepocalypse). In this week’s edition, I tell you about Physician on FIRE’s (PoF) piece of Pleistocene Paradise.
After a long strange trip with PoF last week, I needed some downtime. Between all of the biking and beering, relaxation was what the doctor ordered. ...
The following post is by ESI from ESI Money, a blog about achieving financial independence through earning, saving, and investing (ESI). It’s written by an early 50s retiree who achieved financial independence, shares what’s worked for him, and details how others can implement those successes in their lives. Take it away ESI!
Let’s start out with the obvious: I LOVE early retirement!!!
I retired a year ago and haven’t looked back. My ...
Ask the Readers takes a break for a couple of weeks while I’m on my trip. Instead, I’ll regale you with tales from the road. In this week’s edition (2/3), I tell you about my long strange trip with the Physician on FIRE.
The Physician on FIRE (PoF) is an elusive and enigmatic character. No one really knows what he looks like, who he is, or even if he is a he. ...
I didn’t know what to expect when I started blogging. I just did it because I enjoyed writing and wanted to keep myself publicly accountable. The most fun part has been meeting like-minded folks from all over the world. As the blog has grown, my circle of friends has grown too. And it is good.
Biking and Beering
Mrs. 1500 and I met up with the Penny Planters and Income Surfer recently ...
I did it. I pulled the trigger on the Acura/Honda NSX that I recently threatened to buy. It wasn’t the silver one I looked at before (it had issues).
A friend pointed me to a black one that he found in Wisconsin. I bought it a couple weeks ago and drove it home over two days. It’s now resting in the garage.
At the bank.
$45,000 is a lot of money for a ...
Ask the Readers takes a break for a couple of weeks while I’m on my trip. Instead, I’ll regale you with tales from the road.
I loaded the girls into the car bright and early on Thursday morning. We spent an evening in Ankeny Iowa before moving on to the Twin Cities.
Adventures in the Land of Uff Da
I’m looking Iowa, and feeling Minnesota*:
Question that people frequently ask me: Are you a ...
Posted: May 29 2017 @ 6:04 AM
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