Four major trips have taken me across the globe, and I didn’t pay full price for a single one of them.
I received an e-mail from a reader heading into the next chapter of his life: a soon-to-be empty-nester! He has a big question for us: should he take a mini-retirement while he’s still young, or stick it out until fully financially independent (FI)? He has a great salary and a high net worth, but doesn’t […]
Here are 5 crazy things I did to save like crazy in my twenties.
Summer is my favorite season for reading. I will grab my book, a blanket, and some sunglasses and head outside to read for a couple of hours. This was my set up this summer. In the last couple of months, I’ve read 8 books. None of them are finance related, but I thought I would […]
Originally posted on : November 1, 2018 Occupation: Software Engineer Age: 25 Location: Portland, OR Monthly Expenses Rent: $930 Living: ~$570 401(k): Maxed out HSA: Max out on Jan 1 Roth IRA: Max out on Jan 1 Dear Money Diaries… Day One – Sunday: 9:30am – In the morning we had a nice breakfast and a coffee at Mr. Mechanic’s family’s house outside of Portland […]
* I’m in the process of moving, so my friend Purple from A Purple Life wrote an epic guest post for today. She has a not-so-harebrained-scheme to retire next year on half a million dollars. I admit that I wondered how exactly she was planning to pull it off when most early retirees save at […]
Exactly one year ago today, I hit “Publish” on my first post. My purpose for this blog was simple: I just wanted to write. I set my expectations low. It would have been okay if no one read the words I wrote. In fact, at first I didn’t share my content in any way. I […]
Sunday Scaries (n): The Sunday evening dread that creeps in when anticipating work in the morning. Shut down Sunday Scaries with this new series: Sunday Sharies! These are the articles, links, and content I’ve read this week that I think are worth sharing. Finance Articles I Was Happy to Marry a Poor Man. Then Things […]
I have received several questions about how to pivot into a tech career. The draw of high salaries, flexible work schedules, and interesting problems gets people wondering: Should I break into tech?
If they decide it’s something they want to do, the next question is how?
Mr. Mechanic joins us again today with an extra special guest post sharing his views on FIRE. After blabbering about FIRE for years, I was excited when he offered to write about his experience as an outsider looking in. Some links below are affiliate links! Discovering a New World of Finance I don’t like to […]