Adiós 2019 y Bienvenidos 2020

Okay, I know this post is late, but here it is.  Before I get into last year’s accomplishments and this year’s goals, it’s worth mentioning that there are many things in life that are more important than money:  family, community,...

FIRE Flashback: Our $15,000 Financial Triple Play

Nota Bene:  While this post is about our move to Echols County, Georgia back in 2009, it’s still interesting and relevant to anyone contemplating a geo-arbitrage move.  I never got around to putting it on my blog until now…better late...

How We’ll Save $130k in 2019

If you live long enough, you’ll see many unimaginable and “impossible” things.  Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve seen:  the Patty film, the discovery of the giant squid, the Braves, Cubs, and Red Sox win the World Series, the...

How to FIRE on Two Teaching Salaries in 7 Years or Less

Long overdue greetings to all my loyal readers.  For the record, I missed you too.  In case you missed it, we’re now back in Georgia after our one-year adventure in Merida, Mexico.  We have a new house, new jobs, and...

7 Reasons to Love Your 457 Plan

Saluton al ĉiuj miaj milionoj da legantoj!  If you’ve heard any of my podcast interviews (#1, #2, #3), you know how much I love my 457 plans, even my fee-bloated variable annuity 457 plans.  Here’s my list of why you...

How We Saved $500,000 in 4.5 Years

If you’ve poked around my website at all, you already know how much we like “crappy” jobs.  (If you’re scratching your head, read these posts:  #1 and #2.)  In those posts, I explained how we moved to rural teaching districts (“crappy” places...

¡Adiós 2016 y Bienvenidos 2017!

Another successful trip around the sun has passed, so it’s time for our year-end review.  Overall, 2016 was a resounding success for us in the following areas: Work * From January to May we finished out our teaching jobs in Douglas,...

Retread: How I Escaped My 403b by Quitting My Job

Nota Bene:  This is a post that I wrote for Dan Otter at 403bwise.com back in 2013.  Dan has led the charge in the area of 403b / 457 reform at the K-12 level.  His site is a must for all...

“Crappy” Jobs II

Summer greetings to my dozens of loyal readers!  As you know, no one loves a “crappy” job more than this guy.  Unfortunately, over the last two years I’ve been very busy with my latest job, and it severely cut into...

My Trillionaire Plan

Greetings to my dozens of readers out there.  Because of the surging stock market, our high savings rate, and our frugal lifestyle, we’re slowly approaching our goal of amassing a net worth of $1 million.  Currently, we have a net...