A meaningful retirement isn't one built on stockpiles of cash or multiples of millions. We can find meaning and clear our path from the distractions that lead to regrets. Is there a formula for fulfilling a happy … [Read more...] about How to Live Life With No Regrets
Seasonal Semi Retirement Jobs That Pay Well
SeasonalFIRE... It's a different flavor of semi-retirement that allows you to work during the crummy weather months and enjoy your free time during the rest of the year. I'm excited about this post because it's … [Read more...] about Seasonal Semi Retirement Jobs That Pay Well
How Does Inflation Affect Retirement Planning?
You need to figure out this inflation beast. After all, a dollar today is not going to buy as much tomorrow. Or so the wisdom goes. Remember what your grandparents used to say? "Back in my day, a toothbrush was 5 cents! … [Read more...] about How Does Inflation Affect Retirement Planning?
Can Real Estate Help You Retire Sooner?
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 … [Read more...] about Can Real Estate Help You Retire Sooner?
The Psychology of Sports Fans
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 the psychology of … [Read more...] about The Psychology of Sports Fans
Our Amazing Disney Cruise Experience
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 … [Read more...] about Our Amazing Disney Cruise Experience
Blog Transparency: My Reckoning on Privilege and Opportunity
What's all the fuss about personal finance blog 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 … [Read more...] about Blog Transparency: My Reckoning on Privilege and Opportunity
Starting a Business After Retirement: Why It Makes Sense
Early retirement is now within reach. Heard that one before? Sigh... In less than a year I could pull the plug. But I need something to occupy my brain and keep me productive. Is starting a business after retirement a … [Read more...] about Starting a Business After Retirement: Why It Makes Sense
Is a Fitbit Worth It? My Review of the Fitbit Charge Smartwatch
This thing is 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 the idea of wearing a … [Read more...] about Is a Fitbit Worth It? My Review of the Fitbit Charge Smartwatch
DIY Property Management: Save Money & Learn New Skills
Ever wondered how it's possible to be a small-time landlord, 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 … [Read more...] about DIY Property Management: Save Money & Learn New Skills