In the past 10 years I have completed three large projects. A masters thesis in nuclear physics of 200 pages (130+ of them tables) with its associated publications. A PhD dissertation in computational astrophysics of 91 pages and its associated publications. A book of 230 pages about ERE(*). (*) I’m still working on my one […]
Last year (2009) we had a series of guest posts where readers presented their early retirement plans. That worked really well and it was quite interesting. If you want to share your story, just follow the instructions. I figured I’d gauge the interest for a follow up series about saying no to something that everybody […]
I think there are three—knowing full well that some clever person will point out a fourth in the comments—mindsets that govern the spending of money. These are so different that I think they can be considered paradigms and thus they require an epiphany to get out of. The debtor mindset focuses on paying the bills, […]
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- Day 1: Finding a place to live Day 2: Decluttering and managing stuff Day 3: Grocery shopping Day 4: Drop the cell phone plan Day 5: Find a free hobby Day 6: Clothes Day 7: Going car free Day 8: Get engaged! Day 9: Budgeting Day 10: Calculating net worth Day 11: Connecting your stuff with your neighbors Day 12: Establishing a savings account Day 13: Insurance Day 14: Investing for early retirement – Part 1 Day 15: The first two weeks of the make over Day 16: The stuff you actually keep and use Day 17: Maintaining and repairing things Day 18: Join a challenge Day 19: Getting rid of your TV (addiction) Day 20: Own classics Day 21: Investing for early retirement – Part 2