Back in November of 2017, a tired, burned out version of myself was pushed past his breaking point. After months of mandatory unpaid overtime, morning self pep-talks, stress-eating, and yelling at coworkers, the old Joel finally had enough. He walked up to his boss, and with a surprising, zen-like calm, gave his two weeks notice. … Continue reading FI Without RE
Wait a minute. Strike that – reverse it! I know, I know, I haven’t updated this blog in months. What gives?! If things get any more sporadic around here I’ll be on the Miss Mazuma publishing schedule! 😉 Maybe I should adopt the slogan of Wait, Buy Why and claim that I’ll have “new posts every sometimes”? But … Continue reading So Much Time & So Little To Do!
This week, I’m thrilled to be featured on Coryn Quester’s “Discover What’s Possible” Podcast! In the interview, we talk about everything from the ‘Why’ of FI, to the most challenging aspects of financial independence for those just starting out. But one of the more interesting questions she posed really got me thinking. ‘What’s your Moonshot?’ … Continue reading Reaching for the Moon(shot)!
This past weekend The Wife and I went to see Crazy Rich Asians, and really enjoyed it! (Featured image credit: Entertainment Weekly) Having been on the FIRE journey for a few years now, it was fun taking in all the over-the-top luxury on the screen. Of course, this wasn’t the focus of the movie, but … Continue reading Misconceptions of FI
It’s been 250 days since I quit my stressful job in software engineering to dip my toes in the early retirement waters, so I wanted to give you an update on post-retirement life. First, some big news: I was one of the winners of the FinCon scholarship program this year! If you’re going to be at … Continue reading Early Retirement Fun!