Freedom 35 Blog

Travel Hacking for Fun and Profit

We’ve posted travel reports about trips where we used used airline and hotel loyalty points to keep the cost down; each time, people seemed curious how we earned enough point and miles to travel as much as we...

December 2015 Expenses

Continuing with late 2015 expense tracking housekeeping, our final month of expenses for the year, with a couple highlights Cooler nights meant using a bit of heating. We saw the impact of it in our gas and...

November 2015 Expenses

Coming to the end of 2015, we’re doing some housekeeping and catching up on reviewing our expenses. Feel free to skip the dated posts; it was important to our goals of keeping ourselves accountable to...

Tropical Paradise for Almost Free: Eating, Drinking, and Relaxing in Puerto Vallarta

Everyone has different Thanksgiving traditions; ours is to use the extra-long weekend to escape somewhere warm, and do it cheaply by flying on Thanksgiving day itself (we’re not the only weirdos who do this). This year...

Give Until It Hurts (The Taxman)

A while ago, I read How to Give like a Billionaire and the idea got stuck in my head. We finally looked into it and decided to pull the trigger by creating a fund with Vanguard Charitable. The...

Answering Job Interview Questions Honestly

Continuing the theme of getting a new job, I’ve scoured the best sources the Internet has to find the good answers to common interview questions. Here are honest answers, modified slightly for the prospective early-retiree. Q: What...

Finding a New Job for Fun and Profit

Your job determines what you spend your time doing and how much you get paid. The former is important in terms of personal fulfillment, intellectual curiosity, a feeling of making a difference, and things like that. The latter determines how...

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October 2015 Expenses

October has come and gone, and with it another month of expenses. Large one time costs and fun things going on in our life drove up our spending: Quitting means no more work paid cell phones and plan. We’re...

Progress to Freedom 35: 2015 Q3 Update

In the spirit of better late then never, here’s an update on how we are doing relative to our financial goals (numbers as of October 1st.).

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Hosting on Airbnb for Fun and Profit

Housing takes a big bite out of our budget, 40% of our monthly spending on average. We live in a slightly expensive area; one might think of this as a problem, but we prefer...

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