Is Stress a Good Reason to Retire Early?

Is Stress a Good Reason to Retire Early?

Today was a rough day. It started out fine: I got a lot of work done at a couple of rentals and ran some errands. Felt productive. Then around noon, as planned, I headed over to the sports bar near

Save a Fortune with DIY Skills

Save a Fortune with DIY Skills

A big chunk of our hard-earned money ends up in the greasy, grimey hands of plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, etc. Owning a house comes with maintenance costs that can amount to $4,000 or more per year. Imagine

How to Lose a Million Dollars

How to Lose a Million Dollars

Yes, it happened to me. To get the full story, check out J. Money’s blog, here: How to Lose a Million Dollars J. Money has been super gracious in allowing me to guest blog on his fantastic site. Enjoy!

My First Day of Early Retirement

My First Day of Early Retirement

If early retirement is your goal, it’s awfully easy to get caught up in the journey and the anticipation of escaping a dreaded day job. So much so, that you could easily lose sight of what your new life will look like

Landlord Your Way to Early Retirement

Landlord Your Way to Early Retirement

If you’ve been following the presidential race and know anything about Donald Trump, you probably know that his family business is built on real-estate. And lately, there’s a lot of buzz about how Trump’s real estate businesses strategically applied the

Survive Your Early Retirement Journey with Date Nights

Survive Your Early Retirement Journey with Date Nights

So how do you keep a marriage strong while weathering the ups and downs of parenthood? I’m no expert, but I can tell you what we’ve learned over the last few years of raising our little tykes. Date nights are

Revenge of the Small House

Revenge of the Small House

Back in the late fall of 2012, while happily habitating our small house, we learned we would become parents of twins. Within weeks of that incredible news, we’d found out they would be fraternal twins – a boy and a

The Zero Hour Work Week

The Zero Hour Work Week

or, A Formula for Early Retirement It’s easier to write about financial wisdom than it is to actually practice it. Those of us aspiring to hang it up early hear from time to time that we are “cheap”, “tight”, and

The High Cost of Being a Sports Fan

The High Cost of Being a Sports Fan

One of the many ways to fill up our precious time and consume our hard-earned dollars is following a favorite sports team, or teams. Especially this time of year, when American football is in full-swing. I enjoy college football, and

The Power of a Cold Shower

The Power of a Cold Shower

I try to bike in to the office at least twice a week. The ride is eleven miles each way, of mainly side streets, with a handful of highway overpasses. Nothing too difficult at all, so I’m often left wondering