Lessons from Adventures to FI
As you may have read, I recently returned home from the Adventures to FI Retreat in Whitefish, Montana, where nearly 50 FI-seekers from around the US and Canada got together ...
November 6, 2019
Adventures to FI Retreat
Joe Dirt famously said “Life’s a garden. Dig it!” But what happens when you neglect your garden? Your chosen plants wilt and die, quickly replaced by weeds. If your life ...
October 27, 2019
Going against the grain
A common focus in many personal finance articles is the eradication of debt, no matter what the interest rate the borrower is paying. Sure, there’s some quibbling about which order ...
October 3, 2019
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 ...
September 28, 2019
FinCon is like a college reunion
Growing up, I had a lot of good friends, but never really any close friends. I attended multiple proms as a friend ask, not because I was ever actually dating ...
September 18, 2019
Goodbye Personal Capital
I'm no stranger to using web apps to track my personal finances. I currently have 3,417 days of history saved on Mint.com, which I only started using after an earlier ...
August 20, 2019
2018 Miscellaneous Income
As I’ve written before, I have been tracking every penny coming into my life (from sources outside of my regular paychecks) for the past 4 years. When I originally published ...
August 12, 2019
Changing my mortgage mindset
As I wrote about in my last post, a mortgage is a debt that must be paid within a prescribed and agreed-upon time frame. And as with all debts, it ...
August 5, 2019
Your house is not an Asset
The greatest lie ever told in America is the one about The American Dream. That the only way to truly prosper and live the Good Life in this country is ...
July 30, 2019
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 ...
July 22, 2019