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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Taking a Chance


Two years ago, I took a chance. For the first time, I solo travelled to another country and continent.   Although I considered myself an experienced traveler, I had always traveled with someone. This time I was on my own. The destination: Ecuador.  The plan: Volunteer. To be honest, I was nervous.  I had gotten used to traveling with the…

Going for A Bike Ride – Part 4


To the typical rebuttal to the frugal way of life, and working toward our FI plans: But, what if you get hit by a bus? Well… I did, only it was a car.  This is Part 4.  You can catch up on Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3. Recap It’s been almost a year since I was run over by a…

Hold Me Accountable


Accountability is the reason that many of us start this whole blogging thing.  It’s amazing the power of putting goals out into the world and seeing an interaction of people with them.  They hold you to it.  It’s so easy for you to just shy away from a difficult task if it’s just you.  But, once you tell someone else,…

Busy is No Longer an Excuse


I wish I had time for that, but I’m too busy When I get some more free time, I’ll do [insert activity here] Or when someone asks how I am and I respond, “I’m good, just busy!” I have been saying these phrases all too often.  Quite frankly, I am sick of hearing myself say them. And I’m sure that…