Let’s Go Exploring! Panama City: A Nerdtastic Paradise
The nerdgasms started before the wheels of the plane even hit the ground. I frantically scanned the scenery below us, wishing for the first time I’d brought binoculars, trying to find the attraction that brought us to this city. A city that we knew almost nothing about, save for the fact that it held the one thing that made our nerdtastic hearts go pitter patter and our graphing calculators overheat. An engineering marvel that took 55,000 workers, 17 years, $400 Million USD, 5600 lives and a whole SHITLOAD of dynamite to build: The Panama Canal. Ask any engineer what they […]
The Internet Retirement Police Strikes Again!
Yesterday we participated in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (or AMA, as the cool kids call it), and while there were many questions curious about our journey, it also brought in the Internet haters. And because it had been awhile, I had forgotten what it was like to get blasted by Internet haters. Specifically, I had forgotten how much fun it was to spar with them. Here’s the AMA here but I thought I’d give you some of the highlights. I’m torn between not tuning in because she is totally obnoxious and tuning in to see the fireworks. Hmm…Garth also […]
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, […]