The Escape Artist The Escape Artist recommends cycling or walking wherever possible. The main reason is not to save money (although the savings are huge over time). Its the extra life force, happiness and vitality that you get. Oh and great legs as well. But you may want a car for longer journeys. Just remember that cars are Money Incineration Units…so choose … [Read more...] about Top Cars for smart people
I’m training for a half-marathon on 3/31. Running is not my strength. I’m an absolutely horrible runner. But, pushing comfort zones is how we get better in life, so I persist. Every Friday, I’ll post an update on my training. This is Update #7. This week wasn’t so hot. I hit a wall and my running suffered. Not good. It’s all my … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #7: Blame It On The Books
Last week, I picked up my new glasses and posted a picture on social media. A few sharp eyed readers commented that they loved the background. I replied it was a splurge before I discovered FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early.) Do you recognize the picture? It is Mrs. RB40’s favorite cartoon canine – Snoopy. The artwork is a limited edition, hand pulled, … [Read more...] about My Biggest Splurge Before FIRE
For most people, especially families, the food budget is the largest flexible expense we have each month. It’s worth the time and effort to find food that is easy to prepare, affordable and nutritious. With a little effort, we were able to take our grocery budget from $1200 a month to around $700, all while adding an extra kid! I’ve never been great at feeding … [Read more...] about 25 Easy Affordable Lunches
Bob from Tawcan is guest posting today. Before I turn the blog over to him, I must tell a funny story. I’m a prankster now and always have been. I started young and never stopped. One of my favorite pranks was from my childhood. Growing up, almost everyone had the same cable service which came with a common settop box and remote control. One day, I figured out that any … [Read more...] about Guest Post: No TV?
Being financially independent means you’re flexible. You have options. And it’s almost impossible to quantify the value of having options in life. While the value-added nature of flexibility is something I’ve touched on quite a bit over the last couple years, one aspect of flexibility that I haven’t yet written about is how having options...Read … [Read more...] about How Having Options Can Allow You To Live A More Authentic And Content Life