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Freedom 33
Early Retirement
Adventure, travel, surf, budget, debt, investing, mindfulness, mindset, minimalism, environmentalism, sustainability
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SINK (Single Income, No Kids)
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The end is nigh.  The end of the year, that is.  And thus, The Resolution. There’s no doubt my spending goals have slipped throughout the year, but things come and go, and you’ve got to stick with something in good times and bad in order to make any real gains.  Ultimately it will still be … Continue reading The Resolution: November 2018 ...
Posted: Jan 03 2019 @ 2:36 PM
Well folks, well more than half way through the final quarter and November itself, and here I am letting you know how my spending went in October!  Ugh.  Props to all them real bloggers out there that keep their practice alive day-in-day-out.  There’s no question my commitment to keep writing has waned in recent months, … Continue reading The Resolution: October 2018 ...
Posted: Nov 25 2018 @ 7:02 PM
In my last article I broke down my trip to Costa Rica, highlighting some of the travel and excitement but also providing a detailed list of all expenses associated with the trip.  As I was re-reading it, however, I realized that there were some things I had not mentioned that helped me to save money … Continue reading The Travel Necessities of a Professional Surf Bum ...
Posted: Oct 29 2018 @ 12:21 PM
Although this blog is premised around financial freedom and early retirement, I don’t consider it to be the best place for one to come to receive nitty gritty down and dirty theoretically sound numbers and figures on how to best invest their money or leverage their earnings.  No.  I mean, you will get a fair taste … Continue reading Costa Rica Surf Trip: A Travelogue and Budget ...
Posted: Oct 17 2018 @ 8:25 PM
September is one of those months.  Not quite fall, no longer really summer.  It doesn’t come with a lot of expectations besides back-to-school and the occasional way-too-early Christmas-themed items for sale in stores, yet it can be one of the better months of the year in terms of weather.  Combined with the slowing of the … Continue reading The Resolution: September 2018 ...
Posted: Oct 13 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Here we are again, a little over a year since my first post on Freedom 33 last August.  And what do you know – it has been my least productive and most expensive month yet!  I won’t dwell on it – I was on a trip and have been working on some other personal projects a little … Continue reading The Resolution: August 2018 ...
Posted: Sep 05 2018 @ 12:31 PM
You know what they say, ‘what gets measured gets managed’.  I started this blog last August when I got fed up with failing to meet the savings goals I had in mind, and decided to take a closer look and, well, get my shit together. It started with spending, and I remain largely focused on that.  I … Continue reading The Resolution: July 2018 ...
Posted: Aug 13 2018 @ 10:53 AM
Everywhere we look we can find conflict in the world.  Nuclear threats, civil wars and international trade conflicts come to mind on a geopolitical scale, but we also see it in our day-to-day lives.  It can apply to your stand-off with your roommate over who is going to be the first to scrub the bathroom or your relationship with your coworkers, spouse … Continue reading Nice Guys Finish First (But Never Beat Anybody) ...
Posted: Jul 31 2018 @ 2:30 PM
Things haven’t been so easy of late.  I mean, nothing is really bad, by any stretch. Just…not easy. But that’s just it – it doesn’t matter how ‘good’ or ‘bad’ you have it objectively, it is up to you to frame your perspective in such a way that allows you to see your situation in … Continue reading Who’s Really Going to Lift That Heavy-Ass Weight? ...
Posted: Jul 26 2018 @ 12:05 PM
I think one of the things that most potential retirees struggle with – or at least ponder a lot – is what to do with one’s self once they’ve gained an additional 40+ hours/week to fill?  Luckily for me, I am able to ‘practice’ retirement pretty often, as a result of my unique work schedule, as … Continue reading What Will You Do? Run A Marathon in the Desert ...
Posted: Jul 21 2018 @ 1:06 PM


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