Grabbing the Moon AND the Stars, My 2015 Goals

Grabbing the Moon AND the Stars - My 2015 Goals - Super Moon

Finding the right set of goals is difficult. You want to be able to measure your progress, experience the push and stretch of obtaining, all while making sure they are somewhat reasonable. For example, I could tell you that I wanted to earn $25,000 of passive income over this course of this year. … [Read more...]

Slow Down To Speed Up

Slow Down to Speed Up - Beach View

Whew, sometimes a nice little vacation is all it takes to recharge the batteries, enjoy the company of a loved one, and realize that this life is truly worth living. As we each strive for financial independence, regardless of the path we take to get there, it is the small breaks from the grind that … [Read more...]

Freedom – Best Pursued with Wild Abandon

Freedom - Best Pursued With Wild Abandon - Jump for Joy

Too often in the personal finance community, there are those that battle over what it means to be retired. For some reason people can’t rationalize or comprehend that at the end of the day, the title of being retired, whether early or not, whether voluntarily still working or not, does not matter. … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #13

02-22-14 Roundup - Snow Melting

Getting pretty excited this week. A taste of warmer weather has me fired up and ready to get outside and play some softball and run around like a kid. For me, the winter equals the Bermuda Triangle. My soul disappears for a few months, potentially to never be seen again. Fortunately, the warmer … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #12

02-01-14 Roundup - Beach Freedom

It has been quite a while (last April) since I’ve done a roundup, so I thought it was time to put one together to highlight some of the awesome content that folks out in the blogosphere have been cranking out. As for my own stuff, I am getting awfully close to being back in real-time with my monthly … [Read more...]

Alive, Well, and Still Investing!

Passion for Investing

Seems like forever, or just 136 days ago, since I last posted, but the good news is I'm still alive, well, and investing! The beauty of compounding investments is that they continue to work for you while you sleep, while you work, and while you play. There has certainly been some growth in my … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #6

03-23-13 Round up #6 - John Muir Trail

This week I had my first experience with someone spamming my site. Not sure what prompts people to attempt to overload a site as new and relatively limited as mine. The only lingering negative to the experience is that I can’t look at my website’s stats quite the same. When you are just starting to … [Read more...]

Savings Accounts – Why DON’T You Have One?

Savings Accounts - Why Don't You Have One?

Nothing is more frustrating than the disappointing financial knowledge people here in the United States have when it comes to the basics. While it is easy to blame the ignorance of the individual, I believe this is more systematic than anything else. We have the poor combination of a terrible … [Read more...]

Aggressively Pursuing a Dream, the Roundup #4

03-09-13 Round up #4 - John Muir Trail

Wow, the days seem to be getting shorter, and the blogging more and more addicting (see Brick by Brick Investing’s article below). I hope everyone enjoyed their first full week of March! With warmer weather around the corner, I am really looking forward to getting outside and enjoying some physical … [Read more...]

Finding the Right Job

Garmish - Finding the Right Job

Financial stability prior to achieving financial independence is imperative. Stability can be found by living with intentional frugality, saving diligently, and having a steady, consistent income. For most of us, this income comes not from our investments, but from our day jobs. While most people … [Read more...]