March In Review – Income Expense and Net Worth

Happy April everyone! It’s quickly turning spring where I live, and I couldn’t be more ready for it. This winter has been long, busy, and very cold. Summer promises to be less busy for me and I’m looking forward to that. Here are some of the things I’ve been working on over the last few

February In Review – Income/Expense and Net Worth

Well well well, look who decided to come out of hibernation today. Happy March everyone! In the southern USA it’s starting to feel more like spring, which I’m very much looking forward to. I apologize for the lack of posting over the last month, but if you’ve read my recent posts you’ll get a feel

What Good Is Early Retirement At Age 45 When I’ve Got Kids At Age 30?!

I grew up in an old farmhouse out in the country. There were 3 bedrooms in a 2,000 square foot house, and I was the oldest of 7 children. 7 kids in 2 bedrooms. It was tight. There were times growing up where I felt like Kevin in Home Alone. Like I just wanted a

January In Review – Income/Expense And Net Worth

Happy Super-weekend everyone, I hope you have plans to enjoy some time with friends, family, or both while you watch the big game tomorrow. If you missed my post from Thursday, January was something else for me. I’ve felt a little out of touch with the world due to a server crash we had at

My Life As An IT Manager

Hello again, online world! My eyes are squinting, if you can’t tell. I feel as if I’m coming out of a dark cave into bright sunlight. I’ve been working in the IT industry for over 15 years. I’ve seen a lot, experienced a lot. There are times of busyness and times of calm in my

FI 101: Financial Independence Requires A Visionary

This post is part of the series¬†FI 101.¬†Click here to read more.   Five years ago I thought I had it made. Steady job, beautiful wife, first child on the way, plenty of square footage in our house in suburbia… I was living the American dream. I was making all the “right” moves, like putting

Carnival of Retirement – 100th Edition!

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to the Ben Franklin edition of the Carnival of Retirement! There’s a lot of great writing and advice in this week’s selection, so bookmark this page and check back whenever you have more time available. Moneycone @ Money Cone writes How this toolset became my best home improvement tool! – I