Month: May 2014

Do You Really Know How Much You Pay for Financial Advice?

This is the second in a series of posts in which we look at whether you should manage your own money or hire a financial advisor.  In this post, we will break down the amount paid to our investment advisor and the fees associated with the investments in the last year (November 1, 2012-November 1, […]

Should You Manage Your Own Money?

There is a biblical verse, “No one can serve two masters.”  This analogy can be applied to your investments.  They can work for only one goal, to build your wealth. When you add traditional money managers or financial advisors and their associated fees you simply lose too much of your return, unless you can save […]

Early Retirement Resources: Giving Those Ahead of Me Their Due

When I told my wife my idea to begin blogging about our journey to financial independence and early retirement, she met me with a less than enthusiastic response.  “Does the world really need another blog?”  I must admit that while a part of me was extremely excited to start this blog and see where it […]

Early Retirement With a Young Child

When we told people we were having a baby, everyone wanted to share their experiences and insights with us.  Talking about babies gets people genuinely excited and happy. Things Will Change The one thing that we really struggled with was hearing “that baby will change everything”.  Our pre-baby life included frequent world travel and seeking […]


“I’M QUITTING MY JOB TODAY.”  Wow, what a cool title for the first post of an early retirement blog that would be. I could describe walking into my boss’ office, giving him a piece of my mind, maybe pushing some things off his desk and then storming out just like you see in the movies.  Many […]