Freedom 35 Blog

The Joy of Quitting: Brought to you by FU Money

We quit our jobs. We’re not pulling the plug on working or perusing early retirement even earlier (yet). We each decided it was a time for a change and to find jobs that would be more fun and...

September 2015 Expenses

September was filled with fun, exploration, and quality family time. What more can one ask for?! We were hosting family for the month and went camping along California’s Central Coast. It was the Little Man’s...

Binders and Passports Edition

We have a little write-up over at Canadian Budget Binder, so do go check it out, if you are so inclined. Speaking of things Canadian, we’ve recently been getting our ducks in a row...

Joy of Bike Commuting: Lost Dog and Traffic Edition

A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes...

August 2015 Expenses

This was a fun and low spending month, the best kind, and a nice change from last month. Nothing that interesting to report here: we had some awesome meals, some good times, good booze, snuck in...

Selling Stocks at a Loss For Fun and Profit

So the markets are down, it took a while to realize because I try to to ignore the financial media. The good news is we get to save a lot of money on taxes. When life gives you lemons, you make...

July 2015 Expenses

Following up a quiet and low spending June, we were apparently trying to make up for lost time and spending in July: We spent some time up in the mountains, exploring some of the beautiful spots our state has...

Taking in Tahoe

Earlier this month, we took a mini road trip to the beautiful Lake Tahoe area. We packed up our luxury car, our two dogs, The Little Man, and headed up to the Sierra Nevadas for...

How We Invest: In Capital Markets We Trust

By popular demand (by which I mean a single request), here is more detail on step two of the early retirement plan, investing surplus income. How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Market At one point, our savings were...

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Progress to Freedom 35: 2015 Q2 Update

It’s time for our second quarterly update on how we are doing relative to our financial goals. Our first update surprised us, mainly in terms of how much we were spending. We set out to reduce...

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