Author: Mr. Elephant Eater

May Update//Revisiting Our Financial Independence Day

So Close! Our investments as a multiple of our annual spending number continues to creep up. We reached another all time high this month at 19.7X up from 19.4X last month. The asset side of the equation continues to be bolstered by the ongoing bull market and automated monthly contributions, pushing asset values up 1.7%. On […]

Three Key Actions That Enabled My Early Retirement

Today I had a post published at Doughroller.net, “How I Achieved FI At Age 40”. I shared three key actions that allowed me to recently quit my job to pursue the next phase in my life. I encourage you all to give it a read. You will not find typical early retirement advice like save […]

Choose Healthy, Not Normal

I recently shared the story of Jared Casazza who, like me, is a physical therapist with an interest in financial independence. He writes the blog Fifth Wheel Physical Therapist. Jared and I have discussed the many parallels between poor physical health and poor financial health, both of which are unfortunately very common in our society. […]

April Update// Three Pictures Are Worth…

It was a crazy busy month in the Elephant Eater household, which meant little time for writing. However, I do want to share three images in this monthly update. If a picture is worth a thousand words, that means this short post is packing 3,000+ words of knowledge. BAM! Picture 1 The upward march toward […]

Becoming More Transparent//The Positive and Negative Of Blogging Anonymously

Over the past three years, I, with my wife’s blessing, help, and support, have chosen to be an anonymous blogger. This decision has been both a blessing and a curse. The Blessing On the blessing side, anonymity gave me the courage to put my ideas out in the public eye in ways that I otherwise […]

March Update//Trusting Your Process

Our assets as a multiple of our annual spending have reached their all-time high at 18.7X, up from 17.9X last month. This 18.7 number is actually artificially low as we’ll show below. Breaking Down The Numbers On the assets side, there was not much change. Our portfolio was up by .82% over the past month, […]

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