Today's post is a special "repeat" of sorts. Special, because it's a duet featuring blogger friend Amanda Kruse and yours truly. I wanted to stitch these two pieces together to underscore why true wealth is having no … [Read more...] about True Wealth Is Having No Regrets
SeasonalFIRE is simply ditching the cubicle for seasonal work. It's a different flavor of semi-retirement that allows you to work during the crummy weather months and enjoy free time during the rest of the year. I'm … [Read more...] about Seasonal Work Instead of Retirement?
Today's post is inspired by blogger SteveArk, who wrote up a nice piece about how inflation affects retirement planning. You need to figure this inflation beast out since a dollar today is not going to buy as much … [Read more...] about How Does Inflation Affect Retirement Planning?
No matter how long ago you started your career, it's never too early — or late — to start thinking about retirement. Along with the traditional savings method your bank or workplace will provide, you should also consider more … [Read more...] about Can Real Estate Help You Retire Sooner?
One of the fastest ways to consume time and money is to be a fan of big-money sports. Especially this time of year, when American football is in full swing, sports fandom is off the charts. Let's explore how being a sports … [Read more...] about How Being a Sports Fan Affects Your Life
I have been blown away by the mouse. Mickey did me in with his charm. His friends were complicit. Donald, Goofy, Pluto, Minnie... They all got to me. This post debates whether the high cost of a Disney cruise is worth it. So … [Read more...] about How Much Does a Disney Cruise Cost?
Now that we're well into year 2, the Airbnb Experiment continues to generate solid returns. With summer just about fully booked, I figured by now I have enough experience to share some of my top Airbnb hosting tips. Before … [Read more...] about My Top 10 Tips for Airbnb Hosting
Early Retirement Blogger Transparency: On occasion, I scrounge five minutes from life to read other blogs. It's not easy to keep up with the blogging Joneses, not when you work full time and have a family to pay attention … [Read more...] about Cubicle Blogger Transparency (Cubert’s Story)
Early retirement is now within reach. In less than a year I could pull the plug. But I need something to occupy my brain and keep productive. Is starting a business after retirement a good idea? I've got the raw materials … [Read more...] about Starting a Business After Retirement
This thing on my wrist. Why did I choose to put it there? What possible good can come from strapping on some electronic tagging device to my person? After logging thousands of steps, I'm debating is having a Fitbit Charge 3 … [Read more...] about An Honest Review of the FitBit Charge 3
Ever wondered how to be a property manager in addition to holding a day job? What is it like to personally manage a handful of real estate rentals and get your fingernails dirty? It's easier than you might think. Today, we'll … [Read more...] about How to Be a Property Manager as a Side Gig
Today's post just scratches the surface of a very broad and deep topic "How to Avoid the Biggest Retirement Mistakes". A bunch of earlier posts I've fired off into the ethos of FIRE pantheon with a handful of views point to … [Read more...] about The Biggest Retirement Mistakes to Avoid
Of course, it doesn't have to be crazy at work, right people?!? Although the last three or four weeks have been nothing short of crazy for this part-time blogger and full-time corporate animal. The wages of promotions are … [Read more...] about It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work
Happy Monday, everyone! In honor of meteorological spring, today's guest post ponders whether a certain blogger (a certain golden nameplate winner, in fact) should consider moving to Minnesota. I'm grateful as heck for the … [Read more...] about Moving to Minnesota? What You Can Look Forward To
Bad bosses are a part of life. It's almost a prerequisite for existence in today's society, where holding a job is pretty much required, and for a decent part of one's life. Countless bosses who bully are lurking among us. … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Having an Asshole Boss
And so, it happened. Finally. Got a promotion. Yippee!! I am stoked. It feels good to be appreciated and acknowledged for all the hard work and persistence. Ironically, I fear that getting promoted complicates my early … [Read more...] about Getting Promoted Complicates Retirement Plans
There's never enough room in a small house. If I want to buy a Foosball table, I'm screwed. If Mrs. Cubert wants to bring home a rowing machine, we'd have to lose our second family room. Finding a cheap minimalist home … [Read more...] about Minimalist Home Theater Options
The nice thing about the occasional Polar Vortex is the unplanned bonus time you get to spend with your kids (building a Lego Death Star!) Last week, the kids' school was canceled four out of five days due to the extreme … [Read more...] about How Our Homemade LEGO Death Star Saved Us $500
I sense a theme emerging of late: Cubert going off the deep end, pontificating on workforce rah-rah crap. Cool! Buckle in for another one of those, cuz today I'm writing up some meaty two-sentence paragraphs on how to be your … [Read more...] about The Many Unheralded Benefits of Being Your Own Boss
Simon Sinek. The one guy who might convince you to keep your day job and tuck away those grand notions of early retirement. You may have heard of Mr. Sinek, especially if you've seen his YouTube talk about the problems with … [Read more...] about Simon Sinek and Millennials in the Workplace