The Walk That Changed Everything

The Walk That Changed Everything

"When and why did you decide to pursue Financial Freedom" This is a question we frequently get asked. But while I've touched on some of our reasons in various posts - I've never written a post about how exactly we started our journey here because it's a question that's simultaneously easy and hard for me to [...]

Poor Jeff Bezos? Seriously?

Poor Jeff Bezos? Seriously?

Ok, after Donald Trump felt the need to weigh in on the largest divorce in history, I couldn't resist but write a post. Not only was Trump's comment entirely inappropriate for his position (shocker), he underscored the assumption that so many people seem to be making. That Jeff's billions of dollars are Jeff's billions of [...]

A Year Of Retirement

A Year Of Retirement

It's been about a year since Mike and I retired, and it's been a year full of new experiences and of course, many lessons. We've learned a lot about what retirement should be, but also about what it shouldn't. I used to think that once we had pulled the retirement pin, we would just waltz [...]

The Necessity of Alignment

The Necessity of Alignment

Irreconcilable differences. It's cited on nearly every court application seeking divorce. Sure it's a boiler plate term, but it also tells us that the vast majority of marriages end in large part because two people have lost alignment. Everything else that comes along with the divorce is often just a symptom of that loss. Divorce [...]

3 Common Financial Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

3 Common Financial Mistakes That Can Cost You Big

Last week we talked about the 3 biggest financial mistakes that Mike and I have made over the years. This week I want to focus on 3 financial pitfalls that a lot of people fall prey to. If you read both posts and can manage to avoid all 6 mistakes, you'll be way ahead of [...]

Our 3 Biggest Mistakes

Our 3 Biggest Mistakes

Someone posted a comment the other day asking about our biggest accomplishments and our most impressive failures. Rather than trying to respond in a brief comment, I thought it was worthy of a post. Our biggest accomplishment is an obvious one. Definitely our two boys. Those two little monkeys are truly the best things in [...]

Financial Freedom Step 2: How 1+1=3

Financial Freedom Step 2: How 1+1=3

What two people can accomplish when they are working towards a common goal is phenomenal. You're not just adding up the sum of what they can achieve as individuals, you're multiplying it. You're compounding brain power, because you have the ability to challenge each other, discuss, and brainstorm. You're compounding efficiency because now you have [...]