FI is Hard

A common theme here in the financial independence community is simplicity. Mr. Money Mustache has his classic “Simple Math of Early Retirement” post, which took the FIRE world by storm. Jim Collins wrote “The Simple Path to Wealth”, which has become the de-facto starter kit for people looking to begin their own journey to FI. The … Continue reading FI is Hard

Interview With ‘The Wife’!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve no doubt heard me mention ‘The Wife’ on numerous occasions. The ying to my yang, The Wife is my level-headed better half, the one who keeps me balanced and grounded, not only financially, but in all areas of life. I’ve wanted to interview my partner … Continue reading Interview With ‘The Wife’!

Are We FI Yet?!

Last November, I quit my stressful job in software engineering and tested the early retirement waters, learning tons of lessons along the way. Naturally, most people assumed I’d reached Financial Independence. At Camp FI in January, I heard the phrase “You’re FI now, right?!” numerous times, and I was always careful with my response: “The … Continue reading Are We FI Yet?!

Get Rich Slowly

Exciting news: J.D. Roth invited me to write a guest post for his legendary blog Get Rich Slowly! You can read it here: Money story: Our financial 180 The post is part of the “money stories” feature, where guest readers post their own stories of financial success – and failure. For February, the theme is relationships, … Continue reading Get Rich Slowly

Oops. I QUIT!!!

Well, it finally happened! Today was my very last day of cubicle life! To be honest, I’m a little surprised myself, seeing as how determined I was to make it until January to help us hit our FI number. That’s right. I’m RE before FI. I don’t know if this qualifies as retired early, since … Continue reading Oops. I QUIT!!!