Throughout the years, dozens of people have asked me to explain financial independence and how I’m retiring at 30.
As you might have noticed: I’m a stone cold weirdo and I suspect that the unique variety of schools I attended has something to do with why.
See how I’m living on $1,388 a month in Seattle!
When I started working in ad agencies right out of college, I believed that their goal was to help get the word out about awesome products.
I keep getting this question from people outside the FIRE community: “What have you sacrificed to try and achieve this goal?”
As you might know, I’m a super nerd. Before I visit a country I write up a short dossier with quick information people need to know.
A common response when hearing my early retirement plans is to ask why I don’t just insert the life I want to lead in retirement into NOW.
There is an idea in The Matrix that I find almost as interesting as the film’s main premise. It’s the idea of a “Residual Self Image.”
My partner and I recently celebrated a decade of being together and with Valentine’s Day nearby I think it’s time to discuss a hard topic.
At the end of every year I analyze all the data I’ve collected the past 12 months to decide if I should make any changes moving forward.
Despite being a client service person in the marketing industry, I’m terrified of any form of public speaking.
It turns out that advertising and marketing are some of the few industries that don’t require specialized skills, but can make you BANK.
Of course I’m not being overdramatic – ME?! 😉 But yes – shock of shocks I’m still here!
After publishing my 2018 spending a few people have asked me what exactly I buy and eat to hit that spending level.
Also known as every dollar I didn’t spend in 2018!
2018 has come to an end. Let’s see how I did with my goal to decrease my spending from $18,436.60 last year to $18,360!
The last few years I’ve started to record non-monetary goals and accomplishments.
I’m a little over 4 years into my early retirement journey. I have less than 2 years to go and I’ve found myself becoming impatient lately.
I was conditioned from a young age to defer to authority.
I have a confession to make: I didn’t come to all these wonderful conclusions about how to retire at 30 all by myself.
This is my story of exploring the idea of performance reviews and if they are in fact helpful.
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