• Early Retirement Resources

    Early retirement can seem overwhelming at first. You’ll have a lot of questions. How does it all work? How can I be sure my money will last? WHEN CAN I DO IT? First of all: Calm down. Breathe. 🙂 This page is a collection of books, blogs, and tools to learn about, and calculate the various aspects related to early … Keep reading
  • 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
  • November 2016: Chiang Mai, Thailand:

    Our trip to Chiang Mai was probably the most activity-filled stop we had in Southeast Asia. Because it’s so well-known to tourists and ex-pats, it was pretty easy on us foreigners. Lots of English, lots of chances to connect with people, and even a few folks we already knew hanging around the area.  Besides the lantern festival and meeting the … Keep reading
  • November 2016: Chiang Mai, Thailand: Lantern Festival

    As we pushed our way through a great crush of people, moving an inch at a time, we could only think, “This is the subdued version of this festival?!” You see, every year Thailand has a big festival called Loi Krathong. And this festival coincides with a Northern Thailand festival called Yi Peng. In Chiang Mai, the two festivals team … Keep reading
  • November 2016: Chiang Mai, Thailand: Elephant Sanctuary

    Imagine you’re a baby. You’re just chilling out in your carrier, bouncing along with Mama and Dada, unfazed by all the crazy places they take you. You’re a world traveler after all. Roman ruins, castles, airplanes, boats. No big deal. You got this. Now they’re taking you somewhere new. Whatevs. You take a nap in the back of a truck … Keep reading