A couple weeks ago, I published a post that reviewed my first year of early retirement. Both the good and the bad parts of that first year. The article eventually got picked up by RockstarFinance (thanks J. Money!) and was my most popular post yet…Read more
When writing a blog post, I don’t like to sugar coat the shit.
I prefer to display the honest reality of financial independence, including the all rough bits! Sure, I could probably have a bigger blog audience if I focused only on the roses. But that isn’t my goal.
I believe my readers want to hear the balanced story of early retirement…both the shit and the roses alike.Read more
Mrs. Tako and I recently took a trip to our local Costco to stock up on household goods. We make a Costco run a couple times a month, depending upon what’s needed.
The store had Halloween costumes on display and decorations out for sale. Our kids (of course) are terribly interested in all this Halloween stuff…so I was practically required to pilot the shopping cart down the Halloween aisle for a look at all of it.Read more
As much as it pains me to admit it, my father was right all along. For as long as I can remember, he’s been the kind of guy to “do-it-all” himself.
While most people might hire out work to a contractor, not my father. He was a die-hard do-it-yourselfer…Read more
Remember my post about the Road to FI? For those of you on the road to financial independence, what happens after might seem like an afterthought. Life will be all sunshine and unicorns right?Read more
The rapid pace of technology advancement leaves a lot of waste in its path. What’s considered “old” today was once the modern hot gadget of a few years back, that commanded premium prices. Given enough time, new technology is given away at bargain basement prices. Sure, I’ve been called a few names because of this philosophy, but naysayers can’t deny the outstanding value I receive for my money.Read more
Hollywood has us convinced that millionaires somehow live a life of extreme luxury, very different from our own. Hollywood tells us that “money” gives millionaires the ability to entertain themselves in luxurious ways “the little people” will never see. Well, I’ve got bad news for you, Hollywood got it wrong…Read more
Let’s start today’s post with an update on the lawsuit situation. If you haven’t yet read about the car accident and lawsuit, you might want to get caught up on the situation. The lawsuit post was the single most popular post I’ve written yet, and garnered more comments than any other. I guess my misfortune is a very popular topic.Read more
We need to talk about a serious subject today. It’s time to talk about tools! This is a subject that will enliven the animal spirits of many Tool Snobs. They will probably disagree with me. So be it! Controversy is a good thing! It brings out critical thinking and self reflection….both good tools to help you gain financial independence.Read more