Millennial Revolution http://www.millennial-revolution.com Stop Working. Start Living. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:02:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 102763271 Staying Motivated On Your Way to Financial Independence http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/stay-motivated-on-your-way-to-financial-independence/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/stay-motivated-on-your-way-to-financial-independence/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6965

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 […]

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Friday Reader Case: My Mortgage Is Underwater. Am I Screwed? http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/case-study/friday-reader-case-mortgage-underwater-screwed/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/case-study/friday-reader-case-mortgage-underwater-screwed/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6946

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… […]

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Investment Workshop 43: Socially Responsible Investing http://www.millennial-revolution.com/invest/workshop-invest/investment-workshop-43-socially-responsible-investing/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/invest/workshop-invest/investment-workshop-43-socially-responsible-investing/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6852

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, […]

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When Should You Give up? http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/when-should-you-give-up/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/when-should-you-give-up/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:26:12 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6910

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, […]

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Let’s Go Exploring! Puebla: Big City with Small Town Vibe http://www.millennial-revolution.com/freedom/travel-series/lets-go-exploring-puebla-big-city-small-town-vibe/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/freedom/travel-series/lets-go-exploring-puebla-big-city-small-town-vibe/#comments Fri, 08 Sep 2017 13:00:50 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6872

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 […]

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Investment Workshop 42: Double-Fisting your Retirement Accounts http://www.millennial-revolution.com/invest/workshop-invest/investment-workshop-42-double-fisting-retirement-accounts/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/invest/workshop-invest/investment-workshop-42-double-fisting-retirement-accounts/#comments Wed, 06 Sep 2017 14:08:49 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6868

Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. So a few weeks ago we were in Germany and I met up with fellow blogger Justin McCurry from RootOfGood.com who was also travelling through Europe with his lovely wife and family at the time. And in our booze-socked afternoon, the topic of taxes inevitably came up. Shut up. Don’t judge. This is how conversations with FI-ers usually go. Anyhoo, the thing about Justin is he’s a master life-hacker. I mean, all of us FI people are life-hackers, but […]

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Why Don’t You Get Me? The Science Behind Logic and Emotion http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/dont-get-science-logic-emotion/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/dont-get-science-logic-emotion/#comments Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6836

“How did you guys write a book together? Didn’t you just end up fighting all the time?” This is a question our friends have asked us often because we’ve had a few successful passion projects under our belt, but when we get together with them and ask how their joint projects/businesses are going this usually happens: Person A: “Can you please tell Person B that you think we should build a mailing list? That’s how you get customers.” Person B: “Yes, I hear you, but I just think it’s too impersonal! We should go out and talk to people, face […]

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Reader Case: Can This Chicagoan Retire by 45? http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/case-study/reader-case-can-chicagoan-retire-45/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/case-study/reader-case-can-chicagoan-retire-45/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6812

It’s Friday and you know what that means! Time for another Reader Case. This week I’m writing from the Netherlands, where after coming down from the high of Chautauqua, we decided to stay with a friend for a week and play with her adorable kids. One thing I’ve noticed about kids is that they have a tendency to suck you into a vortex with their adorableness. Even though I was only there for a week, it took a bit of time to come back to the real world and be my productive self again. Despite not being as productive, I […]

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Investment Workshop 41: How Painful Will the Housing Crash Be? http://www.millennial-revolution.com/invest/workshop-invest/investment-workshop-41-painful-will-housing-crash/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/invest/workshop-invest/investment-workshop-41-painful-will-housing-crash/#comments Wed, 30 Aug 2017 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6779

Hello again and welcome back to the Millennial Revolution Investment Workshop! New readers, please click here to start from the beginning. So the other day, I was having a Skype chat with a friend back home, and as I was regaling him with the life-changing experience that was the UK Chautauqua, I started to notice that he wasn’t really listening. “Uh huh. Wow that’s great. Uh huh,” he would say distractedly. So I turned the tables and asked how he was doing. Hoo boy. Bad move. “I am SO stressed!” “Oh no! What happened?” I asked, fearing some kind of […]

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Confessions of a Former Purse Addict http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/confessions-former-purse-addict/ http://www.millennial-revolution.com/build/confessions-former-purse-addict/#comments Mon, 28 Aug 2017 14:10:22 +0000 http://www.millennial-revolution.com/?p=6781

Last Wednesday, Wanderer wrote an article about forgiving yourself, and in the spirit of confessing past sins, I’m going to tell you about one of my own (and no, it’s not hot naked lesbian orgies. Why does everyone keep assuming that?) You see, I wasn’t always this spread sheet-loving, super-disciplined Budget Nazi. My ability to hoard money like Fat Albert hoards cake developed out of necessity because I grew up poor, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have any money skeletons in my closet. In fact, back in 2010, right after Wanderer and I got married, right after I got […]

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