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Now more than ever the parking lots at popular climbing areas across the country are being crowded by big boxy Sprinters and a variety of less-sexy creeper vans. As I’ve touched on before, the allure of climbing and other lifestyle sports is incredibly strong. The power to hit the road is so strong that climbers … Continue reading "Van Life: The Economics and Trade-0ffs" The post Van Life: The Economics and ...
Posted: Apr 22 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Full disclosure, I’m posting this week’s case study as an interview, but no one is being interviewed here. This post is the amalgamation of several email discussions I’ve had with readers in the last two to three months. The premise is this: folks out there know some form of career is necessary, but they’re overwhelmed … Continue reading "Reader Case Study: Maximize Adventure or Career?" The post Reader Case Study: Maximize ...
Posted: Apr 15 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I promised at the end of our post on spending tracking that we’d also be addressing and tracking one’s net worth. I’m a man of my word, so here we are. Net worth is defined as total assets minus total liabilities (debt). Simple enough right, so why the post? First, there’s some nuance involved in … Continue reading "Net Worth: It’s Really Going to Matter…Someday" The post Net Worth: It’s Really ...
Posted: Apr 08 2019 @ 10:00 AM
This week’s post on taking action is a bit different. I was recently invited to write a guest post over at Collecting Wisdom, a site that largely gathers user-submitted personal finance articles. Guys, this was big for me. Somebody who sees hundreds of articles on the subjects of personal finance and meaningful living reached out … Continue reading "Taking Action: Moving Beyond Inspiration" The post Taking Action: Moving Beyond Inspiration appeared ...
Posted: Apr 01 2019 @ 10:00 AM
The concept of conformity involves changing one’s behavior to “fit in” or otherwise not stand out. It’s human nature; there’s a lot of comfort in being part of the herd and going with the flow. But when it comes to many of life’s endeavors, aligning ourselves with the “average person” may be detrimental to our … Continue reading "Know Thyself: A Guide To Individuality" The post Know Thyself: A Guide To ...
Posted: Mar 25 2019 @ 10:00 AM
Howdy folks, we’re back on the interview wagon again after a couple of weeks of “you’re spending too much” rants. I feel better, thanks for asking. This week we are once again going to focus on the lifestyle of folks in the climbing industry, and the financial implications for building a sustainable life in a … Continue reading "Tara Kerzhner: Lights, Cameras…Kittens?" The post Tara Kerzhner: Lights, Cameras…Kittens? appeared first on ...
Posted: Mar 18 2019 @ 10:00 AM
I realize that only some small subset of the folks who end up on this website are likely to pursue financial independence. It’s not for everyone. But if we can make a single small impression on you, dear reader, it would be to invest time in tracking your spending. It doesn’t matter if you are … Continue reading "Tracking Your Spending: The Ultimate Task" The post Tracking Your Spending: The Ultimate ...
Posted: Mar 11 2019 @ 10:00 AM
In terms of interests, I’ve always strived for simplicity. Drawn to the outdoors at a very young age in the dense Appalachian forests of western North Carolina, and later to rock climbing, I believed fully that a life in pursuit of simple pleasures was good enough. I didn’t need a big salary to buy nice … Continue reading "Personal Finance: Not Very Sexy, huh?" The post Personal Finance: Not Very Sexy, ...
Posted: Mar 04 2019 @ 11:00 AM
If you’ve been in this climbing world for more than a few days, you know that my guest interview today, Jonathan Siegrist, needs no introduction. He’s simply one of the world’s top climbers, and he’s crushed it in all major facets of this game we play — sport, bouldering, and trad. We’re going to mix … Continue reading "Jonathan Siegrist: Life After Professional Climbing" The post Jonathan Siegrist: Life After Professional ...
Posted: Feb 25 2019 @ 11:00 AM
I’ve been sitting on this concept for a while, but I lacked the inspiration until it hit me like a sack of bricks early last week. I stumbled upon a must-read news article with an unbeatable title: Colorado trail runner attacked by mountain lion choked cat to death with hands, arms and feet. Yes, that … Continue reading "Regrets: Any Day Could Be Your Last" The post Regrets: Any Day Could ...
Posted: Feb 18 2019 @ 11:00 AM


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