How about this, readers? Just in time for the holidays, a post about why a Disney film from 2018 got me so fired up. Let's hash out the reasons why Star Wars The Last Jedi sucks. And then, we'll predict whether J.J. Abrams … [Read more...] about The Last Jedi Sucks? (Some Redemption After Rise of Skywalker)
It's been a bit of a slug-fest at work. These last few weeks have brought on a heavy dose of 11th-hour drama that's quite typical in the world of software delivery at large corporations. Sweating out another Sunday night has … [Read more...] about What Are the Alternatives to Retirement?
Once in a blue moon, I get asked to review a new publication here on Abandoned Cubicle. It's a reasonable request since I get a free book out of the deal. If the book is decent, I get a few hours of entertainment. Even better … [Read more...] about Happy Money by Ken Honda: A Book Review
You must've seen this one coming. Not winter, but this post that's going to include crap about Denmark again. Apologies in advance, but I'm playing out the string on them fancy Danes once more. Let's see if we upper … [Read more...] about How to Survive When Winter Starts
The weekend. We look forward to these two days of recurring freedom more than just about anything else. We've worked a long week and earned two days to recover. After some well-deserved R&R, Sunday evening rolls around … [Read more...] about How to Avoid the Sunday Scaries
When considering the idea of mortgage paydown, first thing's first. Any super high-interest debts (like credit card balances) should be paid off first. For all other debts, I'm a fan of using the cash flow index method to … [Read more...] about How to Pay off Your Mortgage in 5 Years
Finding a dependable cleaning crew for your Airbnb can be a difficult task. When you find a good cleaner, you then need to coordinate turnovers - making sure both the host and cleaning crew are on the same schedule. Thank … [Read more...] about TurnoverBnB: Making Airbnb Cleaning a Lot Easier for Hosts
This is a post that asks and attempts to answer the question, "How much of your income should you save every month?" For many, savings rates simply aren't a priority. While examining my handy dashboard excel budget last … [Read more...] about How Much of Your Income Should You Save Every Month?
Hello dear readers! Today's post, How to Achieve a Debt-Free Retirement Lifestyle comes to us from a blogger friend, Bernz JP, the mastermind behind Moneylogue.com. Every once in a while, even us stalwart personal financial … [Read more...] about How to Achieve a Debt Free Retirement Lifestyle
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