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 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!
Last week, I was a guest on the Bigger Pockets Money podcast, hosted by Scott Trench and Mindy Jensen! Listen to the podcast here: Inside the Episode: What our life was like before we focused on financial freedom Why the 180-degree shift to financial independence? The first steps we took How we started tracking our expenses The value of cooking good food … Continue reading Bigger Pockets Podcast