Random Poem

This is going to be a little different from my previous posts. So I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but I often write poetry if I get some inspiration or a friend asks me to write something for them. Well I made the mistake of telling a coworker that I'm a writer, and [...]

What is Minimalism?

Hey guys! This post is about what I've learned so far about the concept of minimalism, and I've added a video below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ch4lNfbLdR0 The first time I heard about people who practice minimalism, my mind went straight toward white nothingness. Bland, plain, and boring. Probably like what I’m sure my parent’s house looked like before [...]

10 Reasons I Decided to Retire Early

Unfortunately, I am only 22 and have yet to retire. (Sorry if you got here thinking you'd meet someone who was already sippin piña coladas on a houseboat...) However, I do have a plan to retire no later than the age of 35, and hopefully be the time I'm just 32. My father just retired [...]

10 Things I Learned Working as a Bill Collector

Before I moved to Waco, TX to pursue my dreams of becoming a Psychologist, I lived in Gilbert, AZ and worked full time as a bill collector. Never thought I'd see myself ending up in a cubicle, but there I was... And while I was there, I learned so much about life simply from helping [...]

10 Ways to Move to a Minimalist Stlye

I probably should have been counting the days I've been on this financial journey... Eh, what matters is if I make it to my goal, right? Anyway, as I continue to learn more and more about early retirement, I realize that a lot of these early retirees have tons in common; one of these things [...]

10 Problems I Have with Money

I'm still determined to continue this financial journey to early retirement, but I know that it's going to come with a number of sacrifices. And I know "sacrifice" is technically the wrong word to use if you're trying to reach a specific goal (something about how your mind plays with the word and starts restricting [...]