Spreading The FIRE**


An on-going discussion in this blogging community is how do we go about spreading the word.  I’ve been privy to several discussions about how to breech the subject with people outside of this community.  How do you get them interested and bring up the topic, with out sounding like one of those crazy Southern Preachers? Everyone has tried various ways,…

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Rethinking the Thought That Counts


The holidays are upon us.  There are decorations in the stores, holiday music on the radio and ads popping up around every corner telling you what you need in order to have a memorable holiday. The further I get down the rabbit hole of financial independence and frugality, the further away I get from materialism and consumer goods. And if…

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What Ever Happened With The Weight Loss Contest?


In late July, Mr. 1500 and I decided to enter a clash of wills.  We were both looking to lose some weight, so we decided we’d track it to see who could lose the most by FinCon in late October. Hey Mr. @wafflesonwed, it's on! Bring it!!! pic.twitter.com/NAD0ZvpNER — Mr. 1500 (@retirein1500) July 21, 2017 Mrs. Wow and I started…

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FinCon 2017: Better Late Than Never


Alright, I must admit that we are a little late to the FinCon wrap-up post party.  My apologies! But like the saying goes, better late than never. FinCon was amazing! Mr. Wow and I had the best time.  It was amazing to meet so many more people in this community and get to hear their stories firsthand.  Now we have…

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Off the Eaten Path with Venice Bites


Let’s start off with a little thought experiment: It’s Monday morning and you walk into the office. You go to your desk and turn on your computer. Then you get up for a cup of coffee and you start BSing with your co-worker about the stuff you did over the weekend. When you walk back to your desk, there’s that…

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One Year Blogiversary!


This week marks our one year blogiversary, I seriously can’t believe it.  In case you are curious, here’s our first post: Sharing is Caring.  It’s nowhere near my best work, but it’s what officially put us in the blogosphere. 12 months and almost 50 posts later, we’ve come a long way. We’ve had some great memories, including helping my mom save…

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The Point of Inevitability


The Chautauqua in Ibarra, Ecuador was quite an amazing trip. We got to meet so many amazing people. Throughout the week, we found ourselves mentioning to each other, “These are our people, This is our tribe.” It’s quite amazing to find such a diverse group of people that have so much in common. Ages varied drastically, career paths varied (although…

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Out of Office Message


Sorry, we’re currently out of the office.  In case you didn’t know, we’re in Ecuador at the Chautauqua, hanging out with Mr. Money Mustache, Mad Fientist, Paula Pant, a Fiery Millennial, a Coach, and the Godfather himself, Jim Collins. And while all those guys are great, we’re also meeting other fantastic people and having phenomenal conversations about finances, life, and…

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The Power of the Cash Stack


FIRE is a long journey, it’s a marathon if you will.  And it takes a long time to finally reach FIRE, and once you’re there, I can only imagine the freedom and relief you get when Sunday evening rolls around.  You get ready for bed.  Then you get up Monday morning… and you continue on with your weekend.  What a…

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