Staying Motivated On Your Way to Financial Independence
As financial weirdos surrounded by normal people (or “normies” as we like to call them), it’s a rare and wonderful event when we meet another person just like us. In the 2 years we’ve been retired, we’ve only met a handful of these people in real life. And usually only 1 or 2 at a time. That all changed at Chautauqua UK, when we got to spend a whole week a whole group of our peeps, which turned out to be the best week of our lives. I thought that would be over once the week was over. Thankfully I […]
Friday Reader Case: My Mortgage Is Underwater. Am I Screwed?
Greetings, readers! Today’s Friday reader case is actually pretty surprising (and surprised even us), because despite where you THINK it’s going, it takes a surprising turn. Read on to find out: Big Hello to FireCracker and Wanderer: I am so frickin enamored by your story. I found your blog about a month ago and I’ve just been binge reading the posts. I’ve fully convinced my husband that we need to take your advice and get our shit together to become Financially Independent and Retire Early… I feel so late to the game and behind. I have some questions to ask… […]
Investment Workshop 43: Socially Responsible Investing
Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. Today I’d like to talk about Socially Responsible Investing or SRI as the cool kids call it. It’s a topic that’s been getting a bit of buzz lately, having being mentioned by Jim “The Godfather” Collins in his latest stock series post and having been the topic of heated discussion at Chautauqua UK. So why are we talking about SRI? The topic of Socially Responsible Investing tends to come up when something bad happens in the news. For example, […]
When Should You Give up?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of Beyonce Knowles and her band Destiny’s Child. (If not, hide, because the sound you just heard is the sound of her Bey Hive coming to attack you). But how many of you have heard of “LaTavia Roberson”? Anyone? Anyone? Well, the reason why you’ve never heard of her is because she quit the band, just before it broke out and became one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Something about creative difference or whatever bullshit, but the real reason is that LaTavia was pissed that Beyonce’s Dad, […]
Let’s Go Exploring! Puebla: Big City with Small Town Vibe
Before we went to Puebla, I knew absolutely nothing about it, other than the fact that it’s listed as one of the top 10 safest cities in Mexico (along with Merida), it’s a food mecca, much like Oaxaca, and that it’s only a 2 hour bus ride from Mexico city. So with 4 of my 5 criteria (WAVES = Walkable, Asian Food, Value, Eternal Summer, Safe) met, we decided it was a good idea to spend four days there on our way to Mexico, before flying out to Panama. What I wasn’t expecting was how liveable the city was! And […]