How much would I have to pay you to write off your relationship with your spouse or significant other? How much is enough for you to accept missing your child’s first steps, first laugh, or first word? What would it cost for you to miss the last moments of a pet or loved one? If you can put a price on any of those things, you have lost your way.
September 2017 Financial Statement
This would be a slightly depressing net worth post were it not for a new way of reckoning our progress towards FIRE!
August 2017 Financial Statement
I just wish we could share the amazing progress made toward huge life goals this month, but you will have to wait a while longer on that! In the meantime, our net worth increased modestly in July and August, primarily because we adjusted rental property assessments down.
The Point of Retirement Inevitability
There’s a milestone on the path to financial independence that, for most people, goes unnoticed. I call it the Point of Retirement Inevitability.
June 2017 Financial Statement
We saw some financial setbacks in May and June which resulted in our net worth creeping up fairly slowly. We spent tons of money– some optional, some not. Find out where the baby-related hole in the boat was the past two months!
April 2017 Financial Statement
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Retirement Under Fire: How To React
Retirement under fire! Over the past several days, an increasingly fearful parade of news articles have warned that the Trump White House is considering severely curtailing the tax benefits of 401(k) plans as way of offsetting tax breaks. Here’s what…
The Earth Awaits: Eating the Elephant
Taking on an audacious task- achieving early retirement, deadlifting 400 pounds, or completing a complicated project- is all a matter of eating the elephant.
The Earth Awaits: Retire On Any Budget
Over the past few months, I’ve been working on something very special. It’s something that has stretched my technical abilities and challenged my willingness to invest a substantial amount of my money into something I believe in. Today, that project is ready, and without exaggerating, I believe it has the ability to change lives.
On The Shortness of Life
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes tragic and painful things happen to us, or to the people we love, and we’re at a loss to fit such awful tragedy into our narrative of outrageous optimism. Sometimes we have setbacks. Sometimes we lose people we love.