Improve Your Life Beginning Today with One Simple Idea

Are you ready to transform your life in a powerful way? Are you ready to take back control of your own destiny... from your employer, from your clients, from your stuff, from consumerism? This one idea has the power to improve your life within days and to radically change the trajectory of your life over …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 4: Invest

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. You've just discovered this thing called FIRE... Financial Independence/Retire Early. It's new, it's exciting, it's very promising... ...but you're scared. You don't know anything about investing! Learning about investing and money seems daunting and about as much fun as watching paint dry! If this …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 3: Track

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. Welcome back! This is the third post in the series on beginning your personal journey to Financial Independence. Did you read JL Collins' The Simple Path to Wealth? This was your homework for Step 2: Learn. It is my favorite easy introduction to money …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 2: Learn

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. This blog series aims to help you tackle the fear of investing, move past it, and take action to start your FIRE journey in as little as two weeks! Welcome back! Apologies for the delay. I had intended to post one step per week …

Limited Time: Watch the ‘Playing with FIRE’ Documentary for Free

Are you curious about the Financial Independence movement? Do you wish there was a way out of the rat race? This film provides hope. Released in 2019, it offers viewers a way out... freedom to build a life around the things you value rather than being trapped in the endless pursuit money to make ends …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Step 1: Think

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. This blog series aims to help you tackle the fear of investing, move past it, and take action to start your FIRE journey in as little as two weeks! Last week, in the first post of this series, the Introduction, we defined FIRE, discussed …

Start Your FIRE Journey – Introduction: What Is FIRE?

If you are doing it right, investing should be very simple. [TL;DR for post series: Getting started in FIRE and investing is easy, even if you are not a U.S. Citizen.] You've just discovered this thing called FIRE... Financial Independence/Retire Early. It's new, it's exciting, it's very promising... ...but you're scared. You don't know anything …

Why Spain?

As a recently retired American expat living in Spain, it is one of the most frequent questions I get. Of all the places in the world, why did we choose to move to Spain? Why not stay in sunny San Diego? Why not retire to Arizona or Florida? Why not Mexico or Costa Rica or …

The Best Thing About Early Retirement in Spain…

... is I can ride whenever the f*ck I want! Today was not the best ride, not the longest ride, but I got out there. Lane's Inspirational Quote du Jour: It's not whether you succeed or fail, it's whether or not you tried! I wasn't 'feeling it' when I got on the bike. The wind …

Gratitude

There are a lot of amazing things happening in my life right now. I wanted to take a moment to appreciate. The last several months (no, years) have been a whirlwind. But, I am looking forward to several things over the next couple of months. Right now, I am grateful for: the time we have …