Early Retirement

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info. When I reflect on my life up until this point, I like to think about how I ended up right here right now. Obviously, each and every decision I made pushed me in one direction or another. That goes for all of [...]

Hi there! I’m so excited to share this news with you today. I had a chance to be on the most awesome FIRE Drill Podcast with J and Gwen the other week! I had a ton of fun sharing relationship stories and talking FIRE and FIOR. Those two gals really know how to throw a virtual [...]

As many of you already know, Mr. MMM and I are on FIOR. We’re starting out subscribing to the FIRE movement, then realized we didn’t quite fit the mold. So, naturally, we invented our own movement – F.I.O.R. FIOR stands for Financial Independence Optional Retirement. I even wrote an entire post about it! Basically, both [...]

Since my husband and I discovered the F.I.R.E. community, two years ago, we’ve been spreading the word about it like kids on a playground. There was something about the idea of saving money at an alarming rate to retire decades ahead of schedule that got us really excited. But as our journey has progressed, we realized [...]

As much as I hate to think about it, there is something that nags at me. There is obviously a ton of hype around reaching financial independence these days.  It’s nearly impossible to execute a few thumb flicks on any social media app without scrolling past a story about early retirement. The story typically goes something like [...]

Over the years I have had an on-again, off-again relationship with my W-2 job. We started out hot and heavy after college and then, out of nowhere, our relationship cooled. Then, after a few years of working on our relationship, we found our groove. That groove is the appreciation I have for the existence of [...]

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure for more info.  Early retirement is all the buzz in the financial world lately. It seems like everywhere you turn there is someone who is smarter, faster, and hustling harder than you are. And on top of that, they’re planning on retiring decades ahead of [...]

We grew up with MTV, the Rubik’s Cube, Reaganomics, and “Who shot J.R?” Our parents were Baby Boomers and they were no strangers to tough times. They lived through international and national turmoil, staggering gas lines, Vietnam, and more. They sacrificed, they saved their money, and they wanted to make the world a better place. [...]

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