Two days ago I was listening to a Podcast interview with Bea Johnson who wrote Zero Waste Home and travels all over the world teaching about the Zero Waste movement. In the episode, she said that when her family decided to switch over to a Zero Waste lifestyle, they were surprised to find that their expenses dropped by 40%. That’s when the lightbulb went off in my head and I knew I had to share it with you all.Read More
For as long as I can remember, a strong value in my life has been around Freedom. I felt a deep need for it and the main vehicle I saw for getting it was money.
I watched my parents struggle and suffer. My dad was a fast-talking dreamer who could sell ice to an eskimo and wanted to “Get Rich Quick” and my mother was a soft spoken, kind soul with low self worth, who believed that you had to “work hard” for money. Neither were very good with money or had anything saved. They were living paycheck to paycheck and I assume, just putting off thinking about the future.Read More
It’s funny how life works out sometimes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
This is how I choose to look at my path to FIRE.Read More
Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to get snuck in to the Premiere Screening of Documentary Playing With FIRE, after the tickets sold out in just a few hours. My kind friends Pete & Carl, co-owners of the MMM Headquarters in Longmont, were hosting the event. Although I had a feeling it would packed like most of their meetups are, I had no idea that so many of the big name bloggers who were in the film, the entire cast and much of the crew would also be there. It was a truly a treat.Read More
Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook, may have seen glimpses of my sister’s off the grid Tiny Home in Maui, Hawaii. Zeena, her husband, and his father poured almost 2 years of nights and weekends into building the little dreamboat. Last year they introduced a baby into the mix and the results are just adorable. She recently started a blog to tell the story of the Build and how the 3 of them Live and Thrive in the small space.Read More
My blogger friend, Mr Money Mustache (who featured me about a year ago), has recently built a Tiny Home/Conference Room at his HeadQuarters (Co-working Space) + has a new 4 bedroom Longmont home he would like to learn to monetize. He will be hosting a Q&A, asking all his selfish questions as he learns how to get started. We will open up to other questions towards the end and then break out into a casual mix and mingle Meetup.Read More
If you don’t qualify for low income or retirement coverage on Medicare / Medicaid, listen up! I am super impressed with this program and generally feel relieved that there are insurance providers who actually care and have our best interests at heart (I know, hard to believe).Read More
Today I am excited to do a Q&A session with my friend, Anita, writer of the blog: www.ThePowerOfThrift.com, who managed to retire at the ripe old age of 33. We met because I reached out to her after I read about her on the Mr. Money Mustache blog.Read More