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Early Retirement
Adventure, travel, surf, budget, debt, investing, mindfulness, mindset, minimalism, environmentalism, sustainability
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In just this passage it be can understood why prisoners have thrived and kings have spoiled. Allen sets out not to exhaustively describe the power of thought and its mechanisms, but rather provides this essay one can read as suggestions. Reminders. Inspirations. Maybe even habits. The first section, Thought and Character opens: The aphorism, “As a man … Continue reading How to Change Your Mind: Right Thought ...
Posted: Sep 27 2019 @ 9:17 PM
Do you ask what the proper limit is to wealth? It is first to have what is necessary, and second, to have what is enough. Seneca, Letter II. I spent a lot of time last year writing about spending. I tracked my spending religiously, and I still do. And I focused a lot on the … Continue reading How to Change Your Mind: Spending ...
Posted: Aug 13 2019 @ 5:19 PM
When it comes to saving money for future freedoms there really is very few ways to reduce our spending than to improve our eating and food preparation habits. Since eating is a daily activity for those of us so fortunate, it will directly affect your budget in a big way if you can reduce what … Continue reading How Eating ‘Spotted Rooster’ Can Buy You a Home ...
Posted: Jul 06 2019 @ 6:05 PM
I had been staying in the beach town of Dominical a few nights already, and compared to the world-class surf experience I had just had in southern Costa Rica, the conditions had not been great. It was August, and the off-season for the droves of American and European tourists that flock to Costa Rica every … Continue reading Nauyaca Falls ...
Posted: May 21 2019 @ 5:23 PM
Today is May 13th, 2019 and I have been wasting time (to be fair, I am at work so it’s what most of the working world is doing a fair amount of each day anyway) watching the markets dip pretty hard. As I start this draft, the Dow is down 2.54% for the day while … Continue reading The Stuff Wars ...
Posted: May 14 2019 @ 7:53 PM
When I tell people I own a small home in Mexico, I am invariably asked the same set of questions: How did that come about? (it mostly just kind of happened, to be honest) How much did it cost? (about $100,000 Canadian dollars) Do you own it outright? (yes, but also not exactly, but yes.) … Continue reading My Mexican Casita – Thoughts, FAQs and Returns ...
Posted: Mar 30 2019 @ 2:53 PM
As my original Freedom deadline approaches and I’m looking at yet another year of full-time employment and a summer of construction on my home and rental-income property, I have been re-visiting my goals and intentions a little more regularly of late. When I sold my home in Canada and soon after bought one in Mexico, … Continue reading The Air BnB Post ...
Posted: Mar 20 2019 @ 2:13 PM
res·o·lu·tion /ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/noun  1. a firm decision to do or not to do something 2. the quality of being determined or resolute. A “New Year’s” Resolution is just one way of making resolve It takes resolve to see something through. A “New Year’s” resolution is simply a pledge to take something on at the start of a … Continue reading The Resolution 2018: Wrap-up ...
Posted: Feb 21 2019 @ 6:18 PM
With the passing of John C. Bogle recently, it is as timely as ever for this blogger to do a little quick-take on his investing strategy and to make sure all is still in line with his goals and beliefs. Bogle, of course, was the man who pioneered the Index Fund, an investment vehicle designed … Continue reading Indexing: A Timely Check-in ...
Posted: Jan 23 2019 @ 3:05 PM
Ok folks.   Here it is.  The last entry of the 2018 Resolution series, and the last time (in 2018 anyway) that I will call you all folks.  This was just a small part of the blog at this time last year, but is currently all I am posting as I have found myself wrapped up … Continue reading The Resolution: December 2018 ...
Posted: Jan 19 2019 @ 12:56 PM


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