5 Years Of FIRE Life

I’m typing this early in the morning at the coworking space that I co-own. I like coming down here before anyone else has arrived. I begin my day by finding a quiet spot and meditating. Five years ago when I left work, I never would have anticipa...

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Tesla Cyber Rodeo (Extreme Nerd Debauchery!)

Reader note: While this post is about my recent visit to Austin, it’s mostly about the Tesla Cyber Rodeo. This was the party Tesla hosted to celebrate the opening of the Austin factory. I even made a YouTube video that I embedded later in the pos...

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Performance Update, February 2022: Time To Pivot

My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my&#160...

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Seattle And Friday Harbor!

The girls are on spring break this week, so we got out of town. We flew into Seattle and spent time with friends near Alki Beach. We then headed north to Friday Harbor. Longtime readers of this blog know that I’m obsessed with Tesla. I don’...

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Six Thoughts On Losing $1,000,000

Note: I wrote this post last week before war broke out. It’s silly and narcissistic to worry about money when others are fleeing for their lives and children are dying (<– WARNING! This links to a story about a child killed in the attac...

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Mad Fientist On Mile High FI!

I first met the Mad Fientist way back at a conference in 2013 in St. Louis. Since then, we’ve hung out in New Orleans, the mountains of Colorado, and Scotland: I didn’t know what to expect when starting a blog, but my favorite part has beco...

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A Fi By Any Other Name

Today’s guest post is from my friend Carla! Carla is a friend and all-around excellent human who happens to be another Longmont local. She has an excellent podcast with her husband Robert called Pennies and Popcorn. Check out the episode that Dou...

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Mile High FI: Paula Pant, JL Collins, and MMM

My favorite part of having a podcast is that I get to interact with amazing humans. Doug and I have been fortunate to be able to talk to some of the founding members of the FI community recently. Paula Pant Talks Inflation Inflation has been in the new...

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It Was Never About Frugality

Last week, I was contemplating a purchase. The windshield washer pump in our old Honda Element had died. Here is what I did: Looked up the price of the part online. Yay, only $13! Looked up the repair process on YouTube. Opposite of yay; it looks like ...

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New Video: DIY Update!

When I started my YouTube channel back in 2019, I had grand plans: I can’t wait to show the world our DIY live-in flip! Mindy and I will take movies of our work and then show the world what we’re doing on YouTube. I’ll publish at leas...

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2021, 2022, VTSAX And Chill

Wait, 2021 is over already? What the heck happened? 2020 trudged along like a drunken sloth trying to scale Mt. Everest. 2021 seemed to fly by in seconds… 2021 was a pretty great year. I’m thankful for all of the adventures I got to experie...

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Mile High FI: J. Money

Budgets Are Sexy was one of the first blogs I discovered when I started my blogging journey. At the time, the author of the blog was J. Money, a mysterious dude who sported strange hair. I liked J. Money’s style. He wasn’t afraid to write a...

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BiggerPockets Money: Mindy, Me, And More Dinosaurs!

In case you don’t know, Mindy-wife has her own online presence over at BiggerPockets. Specifically, she co-hosts the BiggerPockets Money podcast with Scott Trench. Mindy and Scott released their first episode in 2018. Since then, I’ve asked...

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Unexpected Bucket Lists

This post was just supposed to just be my EconoMe talk. Here it is: The talk was great. It was one of the best moments of my 2021 and I’m a better person for having done it. But then I reflected a bit more and realized I had something else to say...

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Mile High FI With Jillian Johnsrud

This week on the Mile High FI podcast, Doug and I interview Jillian Johnsrud. We talked about her new book, Fire the Haters: Finding Courage to Create Online in a Critical World. Listen to the episode here: https://milehighfi.com/podcast/create-fearles...

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The Anti-Withdrawal Strategy: How To Beat Sequence Risk

Perhaps the biggest financial risk for an early retiree is sequence risk. This is selling your stocks into a bad market early in retirement. Here’s a fancy definition: Sequence risk is the danger that the timing of withdrawals from a retirement a...

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October 2021 Performance Update: Biggest, Crabbiest Month Ever!

My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over,...

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