Some days you feel like you're stuck in the middle of a Tough Mudder, crawling through mud and muck of your plan to retire early, virtually smelling the next guy's dirty socks, while trying to keep under barbed wire. The goal … [Read more...] about How Many Days Until Retirement Again??
Before we dive into the many virtues of the Eisenhower Box, let's give credit to its namesake. Dwight D. Eisenhower was a World War II U.S. General and Supreme Leader of the European Theater... You know, D-Day? Later, he … [Read more...] about Eisenhower Box: An Incredibly Simple Method for Decision Making
It feels good to be back. Vacations are great to recharge the batteries (especially, my friends, those 10-day-plus vacations!) Inspired by some observations of my in-laws while out west, I've written this post to explore the … [Read more...] about The Inevitable Fear of Boredom in Retirement
While Cubert and his family spend a little vacation time in the Desert Southwest, his mighty friends have offered to step-in with some excellent content. Today, I'm excited to have my Minneapolis friend, Adam, from Crispy … [Read more...] about Let the Robots Have Our Crappy Jobs
Today's guest post is from my friend Angela, at Tread Lightly, Retire Early. Angela's story is very inspiring and I'm sure you'll enjoy reading her story. Take it away, … [Read more...] about Tread Lightly Retire Early (Angela’s Story)
Today's guest post, Financial Independence Retire Early Blog Debate comes to us from Jason at Winning Personal Finance. Jason has an admirable goal of helping every reader of his blog to make optimized decisions, so they can … [Read more...] about Pursue Financial Independence or Retire Early?
Fondue, anyone? Today I'm going to share some photos and blather on about our incredible 5-day Switzerland itinerary. What a neat chunk of the planet this place is. So for those of you aspiring to Financial Independence, keep … [Read more...] about Our Amazing Rick Steves Inspired Switzerland Vacation (Photos!)
Spending can be too easy sometimes. You don't necessarily have to fall victim to the ever-present shadow of marketing and advertising. Time to explore some frugal money saving tips (and ignore what the neighbors brought home … [Read more...] about Frugal Money Saving Tips: Substitutions that Work!
What an incredible achievement. The Falcon Heavy tore up through the sky like a demon. The Elon Musk work ethic made it happen. Will he ever retire? I can't remember the last time I was this excited about any kind of space … [Read more...] about Imagining an Elon Musk Retirement
Any day now. It's coming up. The annual wintertime vacation to someplace WARM. And this ritual has me pondering how to not worry about spending money and just have FUN. Time to tuck the budget away and unwind... In two … [Read more...] about How to Not Worry About Spending Money
Today's guest post "Old Fashioned Frugal Living" comes to us from The Financial Journeyman. "FJ" shares his background growing up in a quaint, frugal household. Like me, FJ stumbled upon a few books early in his journey that … [Read more...] about Old Fashioned Frugal Living: It Can’t Be Beat!
We see an awful lot of success stories of young couples who have buckled down, saved a good chunk of coin, and retired early (some while raising kids!) They're everywhere nowadays, it seems. Knowing all of the data behind the … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost to Raise a Child?
I don't like beauty contests. Not a big fan of award shows. I DO, however, like to judge. In this case, how about a Golden Nameplate award for "Best Personal Finance Blog"?? This post is a way of honoring my favorite reads … [Read more...] about Introducing The Golden Nameplate Awards (Top FIRE Blogs 2017)
If someone asked you how to live the American Dream, what would you tell him or her? Most would respond with something like, "Own a nice house near good schools", "Have a high-paying job or own a successful business", "Be … [Read more...] about The Millionaire Next Door Formula
It's never too early to start thinking about what to change in your life next year. Understanding how to make your New Year's resolutions stick can be a very useful tool for self-improvement. You just have to lean-in and … [Read more...] about How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick
Growing up, we all learn over our formative years how to be agreeable. We fight it as toddlers, mastering the word "No" while we test our boundaries. But by the team we've reached our cubicle destination, we've forgotten the … [Read more...] about How to Say No: Redefine Your Work-Life Balance
We talk a lot about money on this blog. You sometimes get the pleasure of following me wax on the philosophical and mundane. Today I'm going to reveal my top 25 minimalism tips. Learn how this lifestyle change can boost your … [Read more...] about Cubert’s Top 25 Minimalism Tips!
Just about every consumer experiences a let-down by a product or service, more than once in their lifetime. Whether it's terrible airline service (delays, canceled flights, and so on) or finding a dead mouse in your Cheerios. … [Read more...] about How to Write a Strongly Worded Letter of Complaint
This post contains affiliate links Are you ready to share your personal finance story with the world? Good! Let's talk about how to start a money blog. First off, you should know that I enjoy writing. Over time, blogging … [Read more...] about How to Start Your Very Own Cubicle Blog
I'm going to fill you in on a retirement calculator I'm trying out called "OnTrajectory." It's a sophisticated simulator that takes a bunch of inputs and then shows you on a timeline where you'll wind up by age 90 (or … [Read more...] about OnTrajectory: A Feature-Rich & Easy Retirement Calculator