Remembering the time before
Remembering the time before
As the title of this post implies, I’ve been thinking a good bit about the time before Covid-19 impacted all of our lives here in North America. We could freely ...
Chase shutdown
Chase shutdown
As many of you know, I am a big proponent of travel hacking. I started 4 years ago this week, back when I was working a job with no paid ...
MLK Weekend trip 2020
MLK Weekend trip 2020
I've only been home for 30 minutes at the time I post this, so it's all fresh as I wrapped up my trip tonight. I thought I had a really ...
Weekend in Key West
Weekend in Key West
I have lived in Southwest Florida for the better part of the past 15 years, but it wasn’t until last weekend that I finally visited one of the most famous ...
Meeting Minimum Spend
Meeting Minimum Spend
If you’ve ever contemplated opening a credit card for the sign-up bonus, you’re probably aware of some of the terms: “Spend $x,000 in 90 days to receive xx,000 points/miles”. I’ve ...
4 trips to see Playing with FIRE
4 trips to see Playing with FIRE
If you are reading this blog, there is a good chance you have already heard of the Playing with FIRE documentary and accompanying book, but for those who have stumbled ...
Community
Community
The ChooseFI guys say it all the time – it’s all about community and the genuine connections we make that help us along the path to Financial Independence. I live ...
Comprehensive guide to beginner Travel Cards
Comprehensive guide to beginner Travel Cards
Obligatory disclaimer: If you are not a person who can pay off your credit card bills in full and on-time each month, stop reading now! The techniques in this article ...
President’s Day Road Trip
President’s Day Road Trip
In my previous job with State government (circa 2014-2018), I was in a position without benefits. That meant no paid holidays, vacation or sick time, and no pension contributions. So ...
Twitter made me do it – New York City
Twitter made me do it – New York City
It was only 10 days ago, on a Friday evening after work, when I learned my internet friend Dumpster Doggy was going to be in New York City for a ...