Golden Handcuffs

Golden Handcuffs

We're stuck. But it's not necessarily a bad thing. Many have called us lucky, but Sally and I have purposely set up our lives to be relatively stress-free. Let me explain. Anytime I look for a new job, I limit my search to 15-miles away at most. If you know…continue reading →
Early Retirement Adventures

Early Retirement Adventures

With financial independence coming at us fast, I want to get a head start on life after FIRE. My wife says I’m a dreamer and she’s right. However, I’ve turned many of my dreams into goals and accomplished them with proper planning. Below are some early retirement ideas. Most are…continue reading →
Why We Don’t Own Real Estate

Why We Don’t Own Real Estate

Owning real estate is a huge commitment. A commitment I've never been willing to make. The first eighteen years of my life I lived in a small town about an hour outside of Sacramento. But the past twelve years I've lived in four major cities across three continents. Each city…continue reading →
A Watch for Any Budget

A Watch for Any Budget

When I get asked the same questions regularly, I try to make posts to point people in the right direction. This is why I wrote about my investment strategy recently and have made many book recommendations in the past. It’s also why I’m writing this post on watches today. You…continue reading →
How We Invest Our Money

How We Invest Our Money

I get a lot of questions asking about the best stocks to invest in. Full disclosure: I have no idea. The truth is, I’ve only bought one individual stock since 2010. I don’t have the patience or knowledge to beat the market consistently, so I don’t even bother trying. My wife and…continue reading →
How to Save $100,000 in One Year

How to Save $100,000 in One Year

If you’re a regular reader you will know that one of my 2016 goals was to increase my net worth $100,000. This was an extremely difficult task for me and my wife, especially when you consider that we don't own real estate. However, thanks to some unexpected bonuses and the…continue reading →
Travel Tips That Should Be Obvious

Travel Tips That Should Be Obvious

World travel used to be limited to the wealthiest of individuals. However, these days I get stuck sitting next to jabronis wearing sweatpants and grass stained EEE New Balance sneakers. I’ve had the privilege of traveling through twenty-three countries on five continents. Throughout my travels, I’ve picked up many tips…continue reading →
Advice for High School Seniors

Advice for High School Seniors

Congratulations you’re a high school senior! Things are about to change quickly. You’re about to make some really important decisions in the next few months that you will probably mess up. Today in America, most high school graduates decide to college. But how do you pick the college to go to?…continue reading →
Dual Income, No Stress

Dual Income, No Stress

My wife and I both work for the man. She works for the government man and I work for the tech startup man. It would be very difficult for her to get fired based on performance. It would be very difficult for me to keep my job if I had…continue reading →