Early Retirement

Money Doesn’t Matter. Until it Does.

September 20, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** My cover as a blogger was blown last year when a story about us went viral. I knew something was wrong when the blog went down. When it finally came back up, I had over 30,000 page visits and it was still before noon. On that day, we […]

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The Paradox of Money

August 23, 2017
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[As part of our weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com – a fellow blogger who retired at 43!] ****** I really like my life. I’ve arranged my life so that I can do what I want. – Warren Buffett I’m a big fan of Warren Buffett, but not for the reason you may think. While Warren is an investing genius, there are plenty of […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Money and Quit My Job

August 16, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** I left my job about 4 months ago and haven’t regretted it a bit. My career didn’t even last 20 years. I started my first real job in January of 1998 and my last day was April 13th of 2017. Leaving wasn’t an easy decision. I have money security issues and suffered from […]

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Lifestyles of The Rich and Frugal

July 19, 2017
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[As part of our new weekly column by Mr. 1500 of 1500Days.com] ****** The most frugal times of my life were my college years. While my apartment rent was paid with loans, I had to come up with money for everything else. To support myself, I worked for minimum wage ($4.25/hour) at a computer lab. This income had to pay the utility bills and everything else. I kept […]

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My Journey To Freedom: $12 to $1,800,000 in 32 Years

July 5, 2017
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[Hey guys! This is the start of Mr. 1500‘s weekly Wednesday posts here on the blog. We thought we’d kick it off with the backstory on how he came to reach financial independence, as it’s something most of us are still striving for (including myself!). We hope you enjoy the new column!] ****** At the age of 43, with a net worth of over $1,800,000, […]

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Beware of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Debt)

June 12, 2017
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This is a quick note to remind us that not everything goes to plan – even when you do hit FIRE!! (Left in the comment section of our early retirement quiz last week) I haven’t really done the quiz – but rather than be a role model for y’all, let me be your warning. I had aimed for retirement by 50. And achieved it. At […]

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My 15-Year Journey to Financial Independence

June 9, 2017
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[Hi guys! Got an awesome post for y’all today on hitting FIRE through real estate. It comes from my boy Chad Carson who’s currently chilling in Ecuador with his family living the good life as we’re all chained to our desks ;) Great guy, great insight, and great story. Hope it inspires you!] ******** When we started our real estate investing business in 2003, I […]

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How Serious Are You About Early Retirement? (Quiz)

May 31, 2017
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Joe just put out a fun quiz over on his blog, RetireBy40.org, so I thought I’d re-post it here along with my own answers because why not? :) You get one point for every TRUE you can answer, and 0 points for every FALSE. There’s a key at the end of the post here with what Joe says it all means, and then we can […]

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How We’re Reaching Financial Freedom On One Income – Mom’s Income.

May 26, 2017
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[Hey guys! Liz, the Chief Mom Officer stops by the blog today to share her journey to financial freedom as the sole breadwinner of her family of 5. If you don’t feel empowered after reading this, I’m shutting down the blog!! (Okay, no I won’t, but I will wonder what’s wrong with you… ;)) Enjoy!] ****** Many people think it’s impossible for a family to […]

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“It’s strange going from saving money your whole life to spending it!”

May 22, 2017
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Two years ago when my mom was on the verge of retiring early, my dad and I got to talking about his journey of employment, and why he didn’t think he was quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. I don’t recall the full conversation, but there was one line he said that I’ve yet to forget: “It’s strange going from saving money […]

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Warren Buffett – The Original Early Retiree?

April 19, 2017
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Just read a pretty fascinating summary on Warren Buffet’s early years, and almost spit out my coffee midway through. Apparently at 25 years old he wanted to retire! And actually turned down a dream opportunity in order to do so!! “The thing is, when I got out of college, I had $9,800, but by the end of 1955, I was up to $127,000. I thought, […]

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10 Things I Didn’t Expect in Early Retirement

April 7, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Please welcome today, a good blogging bud of mine, ESI from ESIMoney.com. He recently retired at 52 and gained a whole new appreciation for what life has to offer. And spoiler alert: it doesn’t involve money or a high-powered career! Both of which he retired from once he realized enough was enough (his “enough,” btw? $3 million :)) Take it away, ESI!] ******** […]

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