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...

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 #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...

FAQ #2: What Do You Live on?

If you read FAQ #1, I already know what your next questions is.  Here’s what’s going through your mind: “Gee Ed, I think the way you funnel all of your paychecks into your various savings accounts is awesome, but what...

7 Reasons to Hate Debt

Debt…ugh!  Where do I start on a topic that I hate so much?  Let’s go back to the summer of 1996.  After two years of full-time graduate school, I had just finished an MBA and my MATL.  In July, I landed...

¡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,...