Author Archives : Mr WoW

Half Marathon – Only Half Crazy!


So, there we were, standing there in the cold.  Waiting for the gun to go off and start the race of our lives.  It’s hard to fathom all the time and effort that went into simply reaching this moment.  We’re in the crowd, shoulder to shoulder with people.  BANG!  The gun goes off and the crowd surges forward spilling through…

Whose idea was this Half Marathon Anyway?


At some point in the end of last year, I mentioned to Mr 1500 that we should do a half-marathon as round 2 of our fitness challenge.  It seemed like a great idea.  I was kind of shocked that he actually agreed to it. So, while I have actually been running and training for this thing, I haven’t actually been…

Executing the Elusive Mega Backdoor Roth


Welcome to Part 5 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…

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…