unsplash-logoPhoto by Adi Goldstein I reached a milestone this month. After twenty plus years in the workforce, I finally broke the six-figure mark. I’m happy. My wife is as happy for me as I was for her when she crossed the line. My manager was happy for me because who doesn’t like giving good news? … Read moreAchievement Unlocked: Six-Figure Salary
unsplash-logoShot by Cerqueira This started out with me trying to think of a way to convince a family member to start saving more (anything at all) without being too invasive. Thankfully my better half smacked me straight before I embarked on that plan. Something about how nobody likes being told how they should save money … Read moreHow We First Started Saving
We often hear the question “What would you tell your younger self if you had the chance?” It’s always followed up with a bit of knowledge gained from the learning experiences that time has given us. For me, that would never have worked. I knew it all back then and what I didn’t know didn’t … Read moreWhat I would tell my younger self
This really shouldn’t be a big deal, but it is to me. For the last 7 years, the lights on my garage have been on. The previous owner either installed them himself or had a friend put them in. They were on a circuit that couldn’t be turned off and on. So, they were on, … Read moreFWOTW
unsplash-logoPhoto by Dustin Groh Tomorrow is my Mom’s birthday. Or it would have been. She passed away earlier in the year and it’s still hard to process sometimes. She’d always had such big plans for what she wanted to do in retirement. She wanted to travel. To go to new places and see new things. … Read moreTomorrow Isn’t Promised
I realized a couple of things after writing my first post: Writing something worthwhile is hard. Writing something truthful is even harder. This isn’t going to be a long post, but it will be truthful. What does happiness mean to me? I’m not sure I believe happiness is something you find at the end of a … Read moreThe Pursuit of Happiness
What exactly does this mean? It relates to how we are tackling the route to financial independence (FI). When we first started down this path a year ago. Every little change we made was exciting and celebrated. If only between the two of us. That trend of keeping it between the two of us has … Read moreQuietly Seeking Financial Independence
This is where we found ourselves on our twentieth wedding anniversary. Sitting on a beach in Puerto Vallarta and wondering about our next twenty years. We want more of this. Not necessarily Mexican beaches, but the freedom that this represents. That is, the freedom to do what we want with our time. We can do … Read moreWe made it twenty years! Now what?