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...

10 Reasons We’re Not “Real” Millionaires

¡Saludos a todos!  For most people, the word “millionaire” conjures up a mental image of a hot shot living a flashy lifestyle with big cars, bigger homes, fancy gourmet meals, endless travel, and pockets hemorrhaging $100 bills.  As crazy as...

How We Avoided over $24,000 of Investment Fees in 2017

Warm Yucatan greetings to all my trillionaire readers!  This week I was poking around on my Personal Capital account and found something that I have to share with the world.  As most of you know, I’m usually a pretty easy-going...

3 Similarities Between FIRE and Sasquatch

Like many FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) enthusiasts, I’m a flat-out weird guy full of many strange interests and beliefs.  In the realm of FIRE, some of my bat-guano-crazy beliefs include:  1.) pursuing a 100% savings rate, 2.) frequent job...

FAQ #5: What About Health Insurance?

Here’s a FAQ that many of my readers probably have: “Hey Ed, what about health insurance?“ Oh boy is this going to be a fun topic!  “Deductibles, in-network limits, out-of-network limits, etc.”  Do you feel your health-insurance juices starting to...

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...

The Big Beers of Mexico

¡Saludos a todos mis lectores millonarios!  Well, I haven’t really spelled it out on my blog, but the Mills family made the move to Merida, Mexico in August.  So far, it’s going great.  Our apartment is nice, and, most importantly,...

How We Generated $2,000 of Free Money to Fund Our Son’s College Account

FIRE’d, frugal greetings to all my millionaire readers.  (Hi Mom, Josh, and Miguel!)  Okay, as most of you already know, I’m bat-guano crazy.  Once my mind gets going on something, there’s no stopping it.  In January my mind began to...

FAQ #4: How Did You Earn Such High Teaching Salaries?

  Depending on where you live and work, teacher pay varies greatly.  Occasionally, I get questions about how we managed to earn such “high” teaching salaries over the years.  When my wife and I took jobs in LaGrange, Georgia in...

FAQ #3: How Do You Invest Your Money?

If you read FAQs #1 and #2, you now know how we save money and how we cover our living expenses.  In this post, I’ll explain how we invest our money as it builds up in our various plans.  How we invest...