Author Archives : Mr WoW

Setting Up a Big Boy 401k


Welcome to Part 4 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional before…

WTH is a Distribution?


Welcome to Part 3 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional before…

V-Day Special!!! A PodCast Just For You!!!


Since we love you all soo much, we decided to give you a very special Valentine’s Day present:  The Wow’s !!! We were interviewed on the Bigger Pockets Money Podcast. If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a fantastic show where they interview all sorts of people with interesting stories about money.  And they get the heavy hitters, Mr. Money…

Small Business Retirement Plans


Welcome to Part 2 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional before…

Business Entities and Advantages to Having One


Welcome to Part 1 of the FIRE small business series. You can see the Introduction and summary of what we are talking about here.  You should also read the disclaimer here: ***Disclaimer *** This is written for educational purposes.  I am writing to explain my understanding of these principles.  Please, do your own research and talk to a licensed professional…

Small Businesses on the Path to FI


Since we’ve set up Mrs. Wow’s company, I’ve had several discussions with people about how it was set up and what we did with retirement plans, accounting, expenses and all the rest of it. There’s a lot of literature out there about starting a company.  Like a shit ton. 273MM results!!! And there’s also a whole lot about retirement accounts. …

The Very Best & Worst Mentor Ever


The other night I cooked dinner for BF & GF.  They’re both younger and just starting in their careers.  I hate to say it, but I’m old.  I’ve been doing the whole career thing for more than a decade, while I’m not yet 40, I’m old.  I feel it. The conversation shifted to how work was going.  Everyone went around…

Wisdom from Years of Bike Commuting


Given the time of year, I want to approach a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  Commuting on a bike, not that kind, like the good old-fashioned pedal kind. I figure there are plenty of you that either just got a new bike, or are preparing to undertake a resolution to start commuting to work on your…

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,…