Ever since I read Harry Potter, I’ve always wanted to ride the Hogwarts Express. Zooming through the English countryside, daydreaming about dragons, spells, and Quiddich, I can’t think of any other way I’d rather spend my time. But since I can’t do that, I did the next best thing–ride the Tatras Electric Railway (or TER, as the cool kids like to … [Read more...] about Let’s Go Exploring! Slovakia and the Tatra Mountains
I have some big physical goals for this year. The first one is a half-marathon in Portland on 3/31. To hold myself accountable, I’ll report my progress here every Friday. For accounting purposes, my week starts on Friday morning. If you have goals too, report your progress in the comments! Also, if you know how to make running suck any less (it sucks tremendously … [Read more...] about Half Marathon Training Update #2: Forrest Gumption
When I was in Ecuador last year, Mr. Money Mustache came up to me and said he was pissed off. Someone had been asking him questions about FI but when the discussion started getting into the numbers, the person said that they’d just save those questions for me. MMM jokingly asked me if that means he’s lost his edge? Has writing about happiness and more … [Read more...] about Hierarchy of Financial Needs (and the Meaning of Life)
We’re having a rough week here at the RB40 household. Junior and I are sick again. We kept getting sick this winter and it sucks. Whenever I started to feel better, we’d get sick again a few days later. I guess this flu season really is worse than usual. To top it off, Mrs. RB40 is out of town on a business trip this week. Luckily, I’m a seasoned … [Read more...] about SAHD Random Musings and a Soup Recipe
So today as I was sorting through the news and trying to find SOME topic that didn’t have the words “Trump” and “shithole” in it and I stumbled across this on CNN. A sell-off in bonds could be “the Armageddon event for this year,” Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst for Think Markets UK, wrote in a report Tuesday. A bond sell-off could be … [Read more...] about Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Bond Bubble?
Today’s guest post comes from The Graying Saver who discovered the FI movement in his mid-40s. Something I’ve always enjoyed about the FIRE community is the diversity in ages of those involved. I discovered the movement at the age of 43. Since then, I’ve met FIRE fanatics as young as 17 and as old as 70. Another aspect of the FIRE community that I … [Read more...] about How The Graying Saver Conquered Grumpiness With Gratitude