Over the past two and half years of blogging about our early retirement journey, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting and hearing from several dozen of people who’ve achieved financial independence. All the while, we’ve been going along on our journey, and noticing what spurs us along more than anything. Turns out our journey and those of others’ have one key ingredient in common. Continue reading The Most Important Ingredient in the Pursuit of Financial Independence
Today: a nudge. Not just to tune in to your gratitude, and to express it (out loud!) to those who have impacted your life for the better. But to go beyond gratitude to real generosity and action. Our world depends on it! Continue reading Go Beyond Gratitude // With Great Wealth Comes Great Responsibility
Today we’re honored to have a guest post on the mountains and happiness at CaitFlanders.com. Plus a short list of things you can do right this very second to make a difference in the world. Continue reading Guest Post at Cait Flanders + Five Ways to Make a Difference Today
Today we’re examining my own bootstraps story — how I put myself through college — and questioning both whether that’s the full story, and whether defining that story more broadly gives us more to be thankful for. Continue reading Of Boosts and Bootstraps // One Story, Two Ways
If you’ve been reading here, it will come as no surprise that we care a lot more about happiness than we do about money. And happiness doesn’t happen by accident. For us, happiness right now means not waiting to become our best selves. Here’s how we’re doing that. Continue reading Embodying Our Best Selves Way Before We Reach Early Retirement
The massacre in Orlando reminds us that nothing is guaranteed, and while we can’t do everything, we can do those things that are most important. So today, a call to action. Whatever you’ve been putting off, stop putting it off. Do it now. Continue reading Don’t Wait. Do It Now.