Cubicle Job

How to Survive Your Cubicle Job Years

I don’t know about you, but there are a thousand places I’d rather be than sitting in a cubicle all day, staring at a computer screen. It sucks the life out of you. I’ve spent the better part of 22 years working cubicle jobs. I wouldn’t recommend one. BUT, if you’re serious about achieving an early retirement lifestyle, there are […]

Airbnb Experiment

The Airbnb Experiment

Finally. After nearly a month of negotiations, we’ve reached an agreement on terms to purchase our first vacation rental property. We have four single family homes in our portfolio today, but each of them are within a ten minute drive and rented to long-term tenants. The new place: A condo, located ten HOURS from us in northern Michigan. Airbnb experiment, […]

Longmont

My Pilgrimage to Longmont

Now that I’ve shamelessly added wood planking to this blog’s header, and changed the post background to a particularly fetching salmon hue, I figure it’s high time I wrote about a trip the wife and I took to Colorado, exactly two years ago this month. Just one year into my own early retirement master plan, I’d already read through Mr. […]

Money Map

Rich People Skills: Draw Your Money Map to Fortune

Happy Friday everyone, and welcome to another edition of Rich People Skills! Today the topic is Money Maps. A money map is simply a visual depiction of where your money is flowing in from, and flowing out to, with your financial accounts “stitching” it all together. The idea is that you tailor your money map to specific goals, such as […]

Can You Pay-off Your Debts Quicker With Cash Flow Index?

Several years back, before I got hooked on all things Mustachian, and consequently got the itch to retire early, I read the book Killing Sacred Cows: Overcoming the Financial Myths That Are Destroying Your Prosperity by Garrett B. Gunderson. I highly recommend reading this book. The reason? Oddly enough, it isn’t because most (or even half) of what’s laid out […]