• 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
  • February 2017: New Zealand

    New Zealand was a country we’d heard a lot about, mainly its beauty, and it didn’t disappoint. We flew from Perth to Christchurch to start our tour of New Zealand. Christchurch Christchurch was okay, but basically a normal city, rather than the beautiful countryside we were looking forward to seeing, so we were a little impatient to go. Our AirBnB … 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
  • January 2017: Australia Again!

    Australia’s a big country, and we wanted to see a little bit more of it before we headed out of this part of the world, so we headed back to the land of kangaroos and didgeridoos. For about three weeks, we stayed in a small town called Castlemaine, and then we did an RV relocation across the Nullarbor to Perth. … 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
  • December 2016 – January 2017: Bali, Indonesia

    We were excited to spend a month in Bali, both because relaxing on the beach sounded lovely and because we’d planned this trip to include visits from our parents. Being far away for months on end can be a bit rough, so we decided to rent a house near the beach in Bali for a month over Christmas to host … 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