Employed Life

You Are More Than Your Job

You are more than your job

Most people in the FI space have at least a current job that they are doing right now. Some people hate it, some people actually like it. For those who actually hate their job or are just going to work to get that paycheck every two weeks, I have a message for you: You Are […]

Travel On A Budget: 2017 Edition

2017 in Travel

Would you look at that, another year has passed. In true form, we are publishing Travel On a Budget: 2017 Edition.  Who says you have to leave your hometown just to explore and experience more? We try to break the misconception that you’ll have to travel outside your hometown to experience new things, and we try […]

2017 Budget Year In Review

2017 Budget Year in Review

It’s that time of year again.  No, I don’t mean Christmas. I mean dusting off the transaction history for this past year from Personal Capital (link) and sifting through…(checking total amount of transactions)…2,097 transactions! Boy, what fun it is to calculate net income…yeah. It has certainly been an interesting year.  The first half of the […]

The Happiness Fund

The Happiness Fund

They say that money does not buy happiness – but what if it does, if only for a little while? What if you’re at your wit’s end and you just want something to take you out of your small spiral of sadness? A little bit of comfort, a little bit of sanity? Does it justify spending money?

What to Do When I Retire Early?

What to do When I Retire Early

People are scared of retiring. Why? Because they think that they’re going to get bored and lose their sense of being. They’re so used to being waken up by an alarm clock and having a purpose: taking a shower, eating, going to work for 9+ hours, going back home, decompressing, eating, chores, sleep and doing it all over again.

The cyclical nature of our working lives becomes a habit, which becomes harder to break. I think that’s why people have a hard time going back to their routine of working when they go back from vacation: their entire cycle has been broken.

But what if you break it for good? What if you have enough money generating more money for you that you don’t have to succumb yourself to that cycle? What if you’re free? Then what would you do?