• Our Blogging History

    I post today to confess something to you: I am bad at blogging. No, I’m not talking about my terrible photography skills or my rambling and incoherent writing. I’m talking about my darn inability to actually sit down and write posts for the blog, whatever their quality. Yes, I’m talking about consistency. Here is the history of our blogging: June … Keep reading
  • We’re Doing a Reddit AMA!

    The subreddit r/financialindependence periodically does AMAs* with popular figures in the financial independence movement. *AMA is a term that stands for “Ask Me Anything,” a sort of crowd-sourced interview, whereby the person being interviewed answers questions from anyone wanting to pose them. There have been some real awesome interviewees so far, including Mr. Money Mustache, Jeremy from GoCurryCracker, Gwen from … Keep reading
  • NowThis Money Video

    In August, we were contacted by a producer at NowThis, a media company, about doing a video interview for their NowThis Money Facebook page. We love to share the idea of early retirement, to hopefully inspire others, so we hopped on a short Skype call and answered some questions. We rambled for awhile, but luckily the producer asking the questions … Keep reading
  • Traveling with a Baby

    We’re often asked about traveling with a baby. Isn’t it difficult? Well… yes and no. Here’s the thing about traveling with a kid: it’s different than traveling without one (duh, right?). You have to respect their nap time. You get tired sooner, because now you’re carrying 20 extra pounds all the time. Once they get a bit older, you need … Keep reading
  • Welcome Business Insider Readers!

    Hi there!  If you’re coming here from the Business Insider article, welcome! 🙂 (If that’s not where you came from, but are interested in reading it, you can find it right here.) If you’d like to hear more about our story, check out this post with info on a podcast on which we did a joint interview. There are plenty of posts about … Keep reading
  • Net Worth December 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $9,416 ($2,129) -18.44 % Stocks $65,806 $12,115 22.56 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • Net Worth November 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $11,545 $8,519 281.53 % Stocks $53,691 $1,509 2.89 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • Welcome MadFIentist Podcast Listeners

    Hello! If you’re stumbling upon this website right now, I’m assuming it’s from the recent interview Ali and I did with Brandon, aka The Mad FIentist. 🙂 (If that’s not where you came from, but are interested in hearing it, you can find it on iTunes in the MadFIentist podcast, or listen directly here.) We’re longtime fans of the MF’s … Keep reading
  • Net Worth October 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $3,026 ($5,273) -63.54 % Stocks $52,182 ($323) -0.62 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading
  • Net Worth September 2016

    To read more about how this is calculated, and what we do and don’t count in our net worth, please visit the Net Worth Methodology page. You can see all net worth posts here. Assets   $ Diff % Diff Cash $8,299 $911 12.33 % Stocks $52,505 ($702) -1.32 % Bonds $0 $0 – Annuities $192,176 $0 0.00 % Retirement … Keep reading