Browsing category: How to Think

I admit it – I spent the majority of my early working life looking for the next big promotion.  Everybody wants to be the boss, and I drove into work each and every day with a big smile on my face, making a conscious effort to say the right things around the right people, to better […]
Though I generally believe driving to be a miserable way to spend my time, I nonetheless drive when life calls: to the gym or grocery store, up to my in-laws’ house for holidays and other occasions and, every now and again, to my client’s fortress (also known as their “office”) nearly 1.5 hours away.  During […]
It’s the holiday season, and you are probably bombarded with two types of stimuli: the sweet, so-called kick-ass deals on stuff like big screen TVs, BluRay players, cell phones, clothes and even cars…or blogs (like this one) that caution against overspending and blowing your hard earned money on stupid gifts and useless luxury items that drain […]
Throughout these pages, I painstakingly chronicle (preach?) the things that my wife and I have done to minimize our lifestyle, think happy thoughts and focus on true financial independence and happiness – with a little bit of retirement thrown in.  I have improved a hell of a lot over the past couple of years, but […]
In my ripe old age of 34, I honestly don’t spend money on much any more.  After realizing that useless “stuff” doesn’t buy happiness, I’m left with piles of left over cash that used to be spent on junk that usually ended up in the corner of my garage or back of my closet.  Instead, travel […]
Opinions are like assholes – everybody has one.  That adage may be a bit rough, but it is tough to argue with – even if those opinions are disguised as so-called “financial advice”.  Opinions are everywhere and always will be.  People have opinions about everything – sports, politics, finances, you name it.
They say that Thanksgiving is a time to recognize the things that you have – especially your friends and family – and give thanks for all those things in your life.  And usually, that’s exactly what we do this time of year.  But this year, surgery on one of our dogs turned this Thanksgiving holiday into […]
On its face, Black Friday stands for absolutely everything that I rail against on  The day is built around sheer consumption and definitely contributes to the debt-inducing power of American consumerism.  I still laugh at the thought of sleeping overnight outside department stores and the chaos that accompanies so many Black Friday shopping experiences.
If you like to learn (and since you’re reading this blog, the answer is definitely “YES”), then grade school was where it was at.  It seems like with the passing of each grade, us studious young human beings took the knowledge and experience acquired over the past year and used it to shape the next.  We grew, […]
Jason Fieber is one hell of a guy.  But, in the world of early retirement and financial independence, he’s a regular badass.  From Sarasota Florida, Jason quit his full time job at a car dealership and now spends his time doing what truly makes him happy, writing.  Jason was 32 when he called it quits.