Blogger Profile

Alison Walker

Blog Info

All Options Considered
Early Retirement
gay, lesbian, LGBT, LGBTQ, travel, FIRE, early retirement, frugal, travel hacking
Start Year:

Blogger Bio

Seattle, Washington, United States
Life stage:
Fave $ Books:
Oops! We don't have this blogger's faves, yet. If this is your blog, fill out our poll here!
Fave $ Apps:
Oops! We don't have this blogger's faves, yet. If this is your blog, fill out our poll here!

(Is this your profile page? Update your info here. To update your icon, go to gravatar.com.)

Latest Blog Posts

This was our first stop in Malaysia. And we came here after Singapore, which we loved more than we expected to. We said we would try not to compare the two cities, but we totally compared them and I think that made KL hard for us to settle into. During our first few days there […] ...
Posted: Apr 05 2019 @ 9:04 AM
Can We Go It Alone? We have been managing our own investments and money for a while now. It has definitely taken us some time (years) to build the confidence we needed to go it alone. The process became much easier for us once we found all the amazing information online from the FIRE community. […] ...
Posted: Mar 30 2019 @ 8:23 AM
Getting Ready to Skip Town One of our major concerns when starting our early retirement was health insurance. I won’t get into the debate right now about why US medical insurance and healthcare are so expensive, or whether or not the US provides the best healthcare. Suffice it to say, we all need to take […] ...
Posted: Mar 26 2019 @ 4:28 AM
Rainy Day Fund I was on FaceTime the other day with a dear friend of mine and we were talking about emergency funds. This friend has a fund set aside that represents almost one year of their expenses. I think that’s quite impressive foresight to set this kind of money aside for their rainy day. […] ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 9:55 AM
Since this was our first destination on a 4 month trip through Southeast Asia it was hard to decide how long we should stay. A few people told us we would probably be ready to leave after 3 or 4 days since it’s very hot, it’s very expensive to stay there, and it’s more of […] ...
Posted: Mar 22 2019 @ 8:52 AM
The Other Tax-Free Portfolio I‘ve been a voracious reader of online content relating to the FIRE movement for the last few years. My original goal was to read everything I could about saving and investing money so we could leave our jobs as soon as our investments were generating enough passive income to cover our […] ...
Posted: Mar 10 2019 @ 1:41 AM
You Are Here… X When considering this whole FIRE journey thing, it’s hard to figure out where to focus. Are we still paying off debt? Are we trying to buy a house? Have we been able to max out our 401k accounts? How much do we want to spend on travel? In our case, once […] ...
Posted: Mar 03 2019 @ 7:19 AM
[Note: This is just us, telling our personal story about our own experiences. We want to share some of the lessons we have learned as house sitters. We do not mean to be overly judgmental about people or their pets. Apologies if anything in this story makes you uncomfortable. We do welcome your feedback!] Still […] ...
Posted: Feb 25 2019 @ 4:09 AM
Tracking our portfolio One of my most important jobs in early retirement is closely tracking the performance of our portfolio. Why? We want to make sure we are invested in portions of the stock market that support our original investment thesis and goals of generating enough passive income to never have to work for someone […] ...
Posted: Feb 18 2019 @ 4:15 AM
Here’s the story! We booked an Airbnb for 10 days for an important family gathering. Actually, I picked the Airbnb and booked it myself. I’m taking responsibility for this wacky situation! The plan was to gather Alison’s entire family in one place to celebrate the 80th birthday of Alison’s mom, Libby, over the Christmas holiday […] ...
Posted: Feb 18 2019 @ 3:16 AM


"This is one of the best, most informative personal finance web sites I've ever seen"

-- Daffy Duck, DaffyIsSoTaffy.com

"This guy clearly knows his shit; with every post, I feel like he's got my back as one of those "savers", and his web site is pretty damn cool, too"

-- Scuba Steve, MyScubaGearIsSoWet.com

Leave a Comment

To leave a comment about this blog, fill out the following form.