Planning for the Future

Planning for the hazy “someday” of the future is tough. It’s like peering into the mists of a foggy morning. Shapes are indistinct and intimidating until you get close enough to recognize the giant shadow is an oak tree. I’m peering into the foggy future, but I can’t make out what those looming shapes are. … Read more…

What’s A Lot?

I love disc golf. There’s just something super peaceful about wandering around a park playing frisbee: sport edition. Low start up cost, endless enjoyment (unless you chuck your disc in a stagnant creek full of goose poop), no fee to practice or play, a variety of different courses to play…… talk about a great first date … Read more…

House Update: 3 Mos

Seems like time flies when you’re having fun, and also when you’re NOT having fun. It’s hard to believe I’ve been a homeowner for 3 months already! Actually, based off all the mildly-horrifying-but-yet-also-entertaining stories from the neighbors, my teeth grinding issue making a reappearance, the number of new grey hairs I’ve discovered, and tight muscles … Read more…

Never Say Never

Never is such a polarizing word. Why do we say we’ll never do something? “I’ll never wear short socks.” “I’ll never wear looser fitting clothing.” “I’ll never eat eggplant.” I’ve said each of those things in the past. The funny thing is, I’ve done each of those things and actually enjoy them more than the … Read more…

Financially Free?

This FIRE community rocks, y’all. There are amazingly smart bloggers who write some really deep articles that really make you stop, think, scratch your head, think some more, write a comment at 5 am, and then enjoy some more thinking. Ms. Our Next Life is no exception to this. She recently posted an article on … Read more…

Monthly Status Report: April 2017

Happy May, friends! With the addition of my monthly rental line items, I am changing the monthly report format. Please note I also have some affiliate links in the posts now, as they help offset the costs to keep this blog running. Let me know how you like the changes in the comments! Why do … Read more…

Early Retirement: Everybody wants to be a bodybuilder, but…

Today’s guest post comes courtesy of the Early Retirement Dude. If you frequent the /r/financialindependence subreddit, you might recognize him as a cool mod known as ER10years_throwaway! He FI/ER’d in 2005 at the ripe old age of  36. He made a very insightful comment and I asked him to expand upon it in a guest … Read more…