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…

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…

Downsizing, Depreciation, and Debt

When I started writing this blog over two years ago, I was living in a 1,500 sq ft house that featured 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and tons of closet space. I had more space then I ever needed. One bedroom for me, one bedroom for my craft space, and the other upstairs for storage/media room/roommate … Read more…

My Vision of FI: Phase One

I’ve written previously about my plan for financial independence. Twice, actually. Once in My 10 Year Plan post and again in it’s sequel, My 10 Year Plan: 2016 Update. I know, I’m real good at coming up with titles. Be jealous of my skillz. For those of you that have just stumbled across this little … Read more…

My Investments

Before we dive deep into the world of investments, I want to make clear I am not a financial adviser. What I write should not be taken for advice. I don’t even know if I’m doing this thing right! That being said, I’ve received a few emails asking me what I invest in, what my … Read more…

Recap: Camp Mustache SE 2017

I’m not sure how many times I can say I’ve just come back from the Best. Weekend. Ever, but…… once again….. I JUST HAD THE BEST WEEKEND EVER. I started off the weekend early with a night in Chicago before I flew out Friday morning. Miss Mazuma graciously offered to let me crash on her … Read more…