Author: Elephant Eater

“Dirtbag Millionaires”

Throughout our adult lives, we’ve floated back and forth weekly between two parallel universes. The “Dirtbags” We are very active in a number of outdoor activities.  Every weekend we would head out into our circle of friends involved in these activities.  Most people we know are weekend warriors like ourselves. However, there are a few […]

May Update!

New Way to Share Progress We updated our assets and expenses for the month.  We decided to start sharing the information on our FI progress through a post that will be done around the first of the month instead of tracking it on  a separate page.  That page was getting too long!  You can still […]

Who Can You Trust?

We had to answer an important question when taking control of our own finances. Who do you trust for financial information? We’ve been thinking about that questions as we’ve been trying to increase our readership and spread our message to a wider audience.  We’ve recently been featured as the introduction to JL Collins’ Stock Series, in a guest post on […]

Can You See the Forest?

Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Rob Berger for the Dough Roller Podcast.  The main theme of the interview was sharing how we were able to amass the resources to be able to retire by age 40.  I shared our many mistakes with investing and tax planning as well as details about our lifestyle that on the […]

A Day in The Life of Extreme Frugality

We live in a world where most personal finance advice is to save 10-20% for retirement.  The average American saves about 5% of their take home pay.  Many people are drowning in debt. We have always maintained around a 50% savings rate, while never earning six-figure salaries.  To many, this is considered extreme frugality. In the past 2 […]

Financial Elephant Around the Web: The White Coat Investor

Today is a very exciting day for the Elephant Eaters.  We started this blog last May with three big objectives.   We wanted to share what we have done well, mistakes we have made, and what we continue to learn to help others to use their finances to create a better way of life. We wanted to […]

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