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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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Quick note: A couple spots just opened up for Camp FI Florida. This momentous event will happen January 5th through the 8th. Mrs. 1500 and I will be giving an epic talk (in my mind anyway) on: dinosaurs (not really) the Spartans a certain attendee’s career as a TV star crying at work more dinosaurs (still no) […] The post Guest Post: What Is Fame' appeared first on 1500 Days to Freedom. ...
Posted: Dec 14 2017 @ 7:04 AM
I’m not covering new territory with today’s question about temperature settings. We’ve been through it before, But hey, maybe someone new has a suggestion. Mrs. 1500 has some strange quirks when it comes to thermostat settings. In the late spring, summer and most of fall, the house stays at around 70. This is without running […] The post What Temperature Do You Keep Your House At' appeared first on 1500 Days ...
Posted: Dec 11 2017 @ 10:45 AM
FIRE stands for Financial Independence/Early Retirement. I love the first part: Financial Independence I hate the second: Early Retirement It took me a while to figure out why, but I understand now. Before I get into that, let’s talk about a fundamental problem with the FIRE movement.   The Problem With FIRE You’re not going […] The post The Problem With FIRE appeared first on 1500 Days to Freedom. ...
Posted: Dec 07 2017 @ 7:04 AM
Last week, I posted about my lack of food discipline. I’m pretty good at restraint. Except for food. And I use “food” in the loosest of terms: One comment from The Graying Saver got me thinking: Halloween and Thanksgiving will be back, but if you cultivate discipline you will forever be free from having to […] The post How Do You Cultivate Discipline' appeared first on 1500 Days to Freedom. ...
Posted: Dec 04 2017 @ 7:04 AM
One of my favorite quotes comes from retired Navy SEAL, Jocko Willink: Discipline equals freedom It’s simple and complicated at the same time. See, what makes this quote powerful is the infinite derivations: Discipline equals wealth: Work hard, control your spending for a couple decades and boom!; you just may find yourself sitting on a […] The post Discipline Equals Freedom appeared first on 1500 Days to Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 29 2017 @ 11:32 AM
Hi there, Mrs. 1500 today, back from a looooooong hiatus. Mr. 1500 note: It’s been like a million years since the Mrs. has written anything here! I’ve felt a lot of pressure steering this ship on my own, but I know you’ve been busy, wife. Mrs. 1500 note: Well, one of us has to work…Anyway, […] The post Ask the Readers: Holiday Gifts – How Do You Handle Not Wanting Anything' ...
Posted: Nov 27 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. Not Working For Money October was a stellar month. My portfolio went […] The post Performance Update (Day 1764): You’re Now Free To Roam About Your Life appeared ...
Posted: Nov 22 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Oh, earth, you’re too wonderful for anybody to realize you. Does anyone ever realize life while they live it…every, every minute' –Our Town, Thornton Wilder   Giving Thanks Usually, it’s not hard for me to come up with ideas for posts here on 1500 Days. And even that is a stretch because I don’t have […] The post What Are You Thankful For' appeared first on 1500 Days to Freedom. ...
Posted: Nov 20 2017 @ 6:04 AM
One of the great joys of living a life of FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) is not having to be anywhere. I don’t have to be at work at 8am. I don’t have meetings. I don’t have to be in front of my keyboard for 8 hours per day. I appreciate my freedom more than most […] The post Seattle: Hot Cars, Cold Rain and Alien Flowers appeared first on 1500 Days ...
Posted: Nov 17 2017 @ 6:04 AM
Today’s guest post comes from Kate Nesi who writes about how to be open with your children about money. And this is a topic near and dear to my heart. Like most, my parents were very secretive about their finances. I didn’t like it at all. For example, I had no idea what a good […] The post Opening Up To Your Children About Finances appeared first on 1500 Days to ...
Posted: Nov 15 2017 @ 6:04 AM


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