Why should you consider buying a house? If you're a skeptic of the title, by the end of this post I'll have you thoroughly convinced. You'll see. The trials and tribulations of home ownership await. Take your front row seat to the sh*t-show of owning your own four walls, courtesy of this author's wack adventures. Owning a house can be a very rewarding experience. You can paint … [Read more...] about Why You Should Consider Buying a House
I'm spotting a bit of a trend. I might be way off my rocker with this, but it seems like more and more millennials are foregoing having kids in order to retire early. Personally, I think it's a smart strategy. Why not get your financial act together first? Before adding the burden of childcare and limiting your ability to travel, eliminate that debt! The scarier side of this: … [Read more...] about Is Early Retirement Keeping Millennials From Having Kids?
I've got to heavily caveat the title of this post. We enjoy TV in our house, but only in very small doses. Cord-cutting continues to be a strong, albeit contentiously defined trend. People are ditching cable, but typically only to switch to dish or Sling or streaming services. In our household, we're all about the Apple TV. The tiny little box is the only piece of equipment … [Read more...] about How to Survive Without TV (the Cord-Cutting Post)
One year left until I can retire early. It sure took long enough for this early retirement expert to get here. The last four years have been long ones. Not bad. Just long. This journey started well before the blog did. Back in the fall of 2014 I was tired, stressed, and felt trapped in a career I had come to depend on for our livelihood. Talk about first world problems, … [Read more...] about 365 Days Until I Retire Early
One year left of this cubicle life. This is the time when all of those crazy questions start to pop up. "What the hell am I doing?" or, "This is crazy. I can't afford to lose my paycheck!" or, "I'll be bored out of my skull! Gotta stay sharp. Gotta stay working!" If I'm going to retire early at this time next year, I have some homework to do before I drum up the courage to quit … [Read more...] about Do You Have the Courage to Quit Your Job?