Earlier in my career, I was a cop. People generally fall into one of two camps when it comes to the police: They’re monsters, or they’re saints. The truth is that all cops fall somewhere in a spectrum between those two extremes. Regardless of what you think about law enforcement, most people agree that doing the job requires (or should require) a certain degree of integrity.
$1,000 per month is a major retirement income milestone, and we’re very nearly there. This month, I’m looking at five spectacular places you can live on a budget that would barely cover the rent in most US cities.
I am a pretty optimistic person. If you read this blog regularly, I think you’ll find that I’m generally focused on the positive more than dwelling on the negative. Lately, though, I have found myself struggling to maintain a completely positive outlook, as progress has been quite slow, and we’ve entered a bit of a lull on the path to FIRE.
It was a bit of a quiet month for both the blog and for us, but not for lack of progress! This month, we laid more foundation for improvements in income and net worth that we expect to pay off in the next couple of months.
What kind of questions will a child who has never known anything but two parents with all the time in the world have? How will we explain our unusual life? Because I love thought experiments like this, I wrote a letter to our future kids trying to express what financial independence means to us in terms a child might understand.
Despite the cost of acquiring the next rental property, our February 2016 Financial Statement brings our net worth and safe withdrawal income to a new high… but more is waiting!
Our January 2016 Financial Statement brings some setbacks to net worth and safe retirement withdrawal, but more monthly cash flow is waiting in the wings!
Learn how simple and inexpensive it can be to live a life of comfort and adventure when you retire in Thailand.
I’ve worked most of my professional life in small Silicon Valley tech startups. On reflection, I realized that the quest for financial independence is like a startup in a lot of ways.
In our December 2015 Financial Statement, we made modest gains… but we set up big time retirement income increases for 2016!