Ever wondered what it would be like to personally manage a handful of real estate rentals? Today, we'll peer into the mystical realm of the small-time landlord. (Cue Game of Thrones theme song.) For those not familiar with some past posts on this topic, it's the rentals that gave us the juice to enter the FIRE orbit. I like to tell others how passive long-term rentals have been … [Read more...] about A Day in the Life of a Small-time Landlord
Whoah, wait a minute... It's already May? Where the bleep did April go? And March, for that matter?? It's pretty sad when your work-life balance is so poor that weeks have flown by in Rip Van Winkle-like fashion. I'd say it's time to wake-up and figure this thing out, or it's curtains for ye olde cubicle gig. Time for a little work-life balance sustainability experiment. Since … [Read more...] about The Work-life Balance Sustainability Experiment
Today's post really just scratches the surface of a very broad and deep topic containing all things "retirement mistakes". A bunch of earlier posts I've fired off into the ethos of FIRE pantheon with a handful of views point to boredom in retirement, living without a purpose, and owning a BMW. All are equally fraught with risk. Especially if said BMW is metallic blue, and … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Biggest Retirement Mistakes
Early retirement is rarely looked at as anything other than a glorious achievement. You've made it. You put in the time, toil, and effort, and voila! It's finished. Time to soak up the sun and kick back, maybe read a book or two, go for a bike ride, see the world... Some might suggest that once you've reached this pinnacle of no longer being bound to a cubicle, there's little … [Read more...] about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Early Retirement Needs
Ahoy, mates! Time to dust of ye olde shelves of Abandoned Cubicle dot com. It has been a while, no? I figured it best to accumulate a few ounces of material worth posting rather than sticking to that boring weekly schedule of old. Since we're really close to our spring break vacation, there are a few tips worth sharing, that might save you some coin too... In a nutshell, we … [Read more...] about Putting it All Together: Cheap Travel!