Abandoned Desk

Is Stress a Good Reason to Retire Early?

Today was a rough day. It started out fine: I got a lot of work done at a couple of rentals and ran some errands. Felt productive. Then around noon, as planned, I headed over to the sports bar near our house to watch Michigan State host Michigan in their […]

Your Daddy's Tools

Save a Fortune with DIY Skills

A big chunk of our hard-earned money ends up in the greasy, grimey hands of plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, etc. Owning a house comes with maintenance costs that can amount to $4,000 or more per year. Imagine what you could save with easy-to-learn DIY skills, avoiding a […]

Joshua Tree National Park

How to Lose a Million Dollars

Yes, it happened to me. To get the full story, check out J. Money’s blog, here: How to Lose a Million Dollars J. Money has been super gracious in allowing me to guest blog on his fantastic site. Enjoy!

Walking along Minnehaha Falls park trail

On Your First Day of Early Retirement

If early retirement is your goal, it’s awfully easy to get caught up in the journey and the anticipation of escaping a dreaded day job. So much so, that you could easily lose sight of what your new life will look like when that big personal goal is achieved. Before setting the […]

Charlevoix the Beautiful

Landlord Your Way to Early Retirement

If you’ve been following the presidential race and know anything about Donald Trump, you probably know that his family business is built on real-estate. And lately, there’s a lot of buzz about how Trump’s real estate businesses strategically applied the tax code to minimize taxes owed. Regardless of how you […]