Is Retirement Bad For Your Health?

Is retirement bad for your health? What do people do after they retire? Do people get lonely? What are some things that can make retirement better? These are some of the things I’ve been asking myself as I reflect on my goal of early retirement /  financial independence. Thinking about retirement makes me think about my … Read more

I’ve Given 50+ Rides as an Uber Driver. Here’s How It Went.

I’ve now given 51 rides as an Uber driver and about 9 as a Lyft driver. Let’s do an analysis on my Uber earnings to see what you could expect to earn as a driver in the DC metro area (specifically Fairfax, VA, a suburb of DC). Total earnings: $559.04 Earnings from driving: $409.04 Total hours online: 21.6 … Read more

10 Personal Finance Tips for 20-somethings from a 30 year old

Millennials Personal Finance

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of personal finance questions from 20-somethings, so I decided to come up with a list of 10 personal finance tips. Here they are: 1. Get out of debt and stay out. If you’re in your 20s, chances are you have at least one of these forms of debt: car payments, student … Read more

Paying off a 30 Year Mortgage in 5 Years

(Scroll down to the bottom to see Mortgage Goal Progress) I set a goal to pay off the mortgage by 2020. Now it’s time to think about what it’s really going to take, and how I’m going to do it. First, let me address something briefly. Doesn’t investing provide a better return on investment than paying … Read more