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At 35, I retired from full-time work. Now, I spend my days pursuing things that make me happy, not answering to bosses, filling out time cards or sitting on conference calls. Those days are behind me – long behind me. I go to the gym in the morning to stay fit. I nap when I […]

A day in the life of an early retiree

Published January 16, 2017   Tags: , ,

It hasn’t even been a month yet since I called it quits from full-time work and became an early retiree, but inquiring minds want to know (seriously, I’ve been asked incessantly): What does my day look like now that I’m not working full-time? I’ll be perfectly frank: It flat kicks ass. Here’s a quick snapshot: The […]
I know how much you people love numbers, so today, I’ve put together a collection of numbers that might interest you! Basic stuff like our savings percentage and overall expenses. But also some more specific areas, like the exact amount we paid for sweet potatoes. 2016 was a great year for us. Because we ALL […]
Hey everyone! We are going to kick things off this year with a guest post from my man over at the Millennial Money Man blog about his transition from a band director to blogger – or, as he calls it, “online entrepreneur”. Take it away, Bobby! I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting lately. At […]

Our Airstream now has full solar power!

Published December 5, 2016  

Our Airstream is flat out electric, literally. Without even plugging in. Our little 200 square foot home on wheels now possesses the ability to generate its own power and live entirely off grid. Over the Thanksgiving break, my wife and I drove Charlie nearly 3,000 miles up to Oregon and back from our home base […]
Good day, beautiful people! Today, I’m coming at you with a guest post, this time from Matt from These guys travel the country in a van and have totally mastered the definition of minimalism. Today, Matt recalls why they chose a minivan to call their traveling home. Thanks for inviting us, Steve. We’re huge fans […]
Happy freaking Thanksgiving, folks! Hope your day is filled with lots of delicious eats, some football and even a family member or two that you can actually stand to be around.  🙂 The wife and I are getting something done to Charlie that will enable us to camp pretty much anywhere we want once we […]
Here’s an interesting question: If you live a frugal life, is your life harder than the life of someone who spends a great deal more money than you? Or, is it easier? And: If you’re frugal because you have to be, rather than because you choose to be, does that change the scenario? To this […]

The work experience: Moving on to sales and beyond

Published November 9, 2016   Tags:

In part one of the Work Experience, I talked about my first job. I was 15 and wanted extra cash, and I was willing to do just about anything. And honestly, I HAD to do just about anything; 15 year olds don’t have marketable skills. At least I didn’t. I spent the majority of my […]
When you’re working full-time and bringing in $100,000 a year, a $100-spot probably doesn’t seem like all that much. Heck, it doesn’t even represent 1% of your income. You can easily drop $100 on a nice dinner these days. Or a new pair of kicks. Us “professionals” spend $100 like it’s going out of style. […]