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Exemplary Transparency Extreme

I thought it’d be fun to walk through what advantages (or disadvantages) I’ve had in my journey to reaching Financial Independence. Enjoy!

Starting a Business: How Hard Can it Be?

Early retirement is now within reach. In less than a year I could pull the plug, which would align perfectly with the original plan.

My Love-Hate Relationship with FitBit

This thing on my wrist. Why did I choose to put it there? What possible good can come from strapping on some electronic tagging device?

A Day in the Life of a Small-time Landlord

Ever wondered what it would be like to personally manage a handful of real estate rentals? Today, we’ll peer into the mystical realm…

The Work-life Balance Sustainability Experiment

Since the big promotion a few months back, work has been sheer chaos.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Early Retirement Needs

Some might suggest that once you’ve reached this pinnacle of no longer being bound to a cubicle, there’s little else you need…

Putting it All Together: Cheap Travel!

Hopper is a great app – Download it now!
I love this little app. Before a coworker turned me on to it, I’d been relying on

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work

Welcome to a post that explores remedies to the nonsense many of us deal with day in, day out.

Should I Move to Minnesota? (Asks Mr. 1500 Days to Freedom)

In honor of meteorological spring, today’s guest post celebrates the beauty of Minnesota during the fine weather month of August.

How Getting Promoted Complicates Early Retirement Plans

With a promotion comes a little more pay, a little more prestige, and suddenly, work becomes a little more interesting.

How to Make Money With Airbnb

I’m still just a little paranoid, but am now mostly excited about the early retirement wealth that’s achievable with Airbnb.

Happiness is Being Your Own Boss

If you’ve got a good boss, you’re likely to like your job. If you’ve got an a-hole sitting across that desk, watch out.

Simon Says: Work Hard, Be Patient

Simon Sinek. The one guy who might convince you to keep your day job and tuck away those grand notions of early retirement.

The Airbnb Experiment: Results Are In!

VRBO isn’t the devil after all. The Airbnb Experiment concluded in December with pretty good results. We made about $14K in net revenue….

Why You Should Never Retire

Is it taking the easy way out to retire early? Am I simply giving up?

How to Survive Your Cubicle Job Years

Funny (and troubling!) that college doesn’t prepare you for this cubicle ordeal in any way, shape, or form.

How Preparing for Early Retirement Makes You a Better Employee

The benefits of pursuing FIRE are not just monetary. It’s not just about reaching financial independence or early retirement.

Why Shopping Feels So Good (Retail Therapy Exposed)

The transition from turkey to tinsel and eggnog was ON. $100 on a stuffed reindeer, twinkle lights, a fa la la pillow, two craft beers ….

Why You Don’t Need a Hair Transplant

This post is all about how your lovely author almost, for a New York minute, thought about pursuing a hair transplant.

How Much Money Should You Save in Your 401K?

First off, let’s make a big, fat Suze Orman-like assumption that you’ll want to have a tidy sum of $2M saved up…

How to Create Your Tribe… AT WORK

This article explores the crazy notion of work as a viable place to make good friends and lasting relationships.

How to Survive a Cold, Dark Winter

Since winter started with a sudden, unexpected blizzard on October 14, I don’t have much time to crack this nut.

How to Avoid Boredom in Retirement

Congrats! You got to the finish line. Crickets. For many, this is the reality.

What Are the Alternatives to Early Retirement?

I’m fighting some cold feet. Keen to learn about the alternatives to early retirement.