Welcome to our very first Net Worth Update! It’s something that we only do about twice a year around our house. So it’s usually a fun surprise to see how our hard work has paid off. But this year we took a whole year off from work! We contributed $0 to our investments this year (so […]
You will never be able to live, save, spend or give against the cultural tide without proper perspective. A small Montana town gave me that. Where shit on your boots or farmers tan was a sign of honest work, and all the trappings of success needed. In a small community people are known. Deeply known. […]
How do you beat the one force that will keep you broke forever? First you need to know your enemy. It’s called the Walden theory.
Yeah, yeah. We all know how great it is when you can pull in those high numbers. 50% savings rate almost feels easy when your combined income is in the coveted 6 figure status- or so I would assume. But there are two sides to every coin. I firmly believe that achieving anything great requires […]
Early retirement. Financially independent (FI). Selfishly employed. Or Financial freedom. I don’t know what you call it. Around our home, we call it Work Optional. We are 33 and 38 respectively. And after a crap load of hard work, saving, investing, fixing up rentals, putting in some years with the military, we are work optional. […]