If you have never sat down and watched the old 'Why We Fight', you should carve out some time and pop some popcorn. Heavy on the propaganda of wartime America, it is a fascinating look at our stance on involvement in World War II. I keep thinking of these videos and it inspired me to … Continue reading Why We Fight
What is the Swan FIRE Prowess Gauge you ask? Silly mortal, it is the latest greatest way to measure you progress toward Financial Independence and Early Retirement! You can thank Green Swan for this concept and Retirement Manifesto for its appearance in chain form. Simply Put; Over any certain amount of time, your Swan FIRE … Continue reading My Swan FIRE Prowess Numbers
Tuesday, 08/08/17 was a first for my little blog. I submitted a guest post for the first time. Fritz, from RetirementManifesto has been helpful and active in this scene since way before my time. When we are neophyte bloggers, we all hear tell about how helpful this community niche is. And that if we stick … Continue reading My First Guest Post: 3 Enemies of FIRE
Americans are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to generational wealth preservation in a family. In parts of the world it is accepted that your families’ wealth and position has given you a distinct advantage in life. A birthright. This should be a source of pride. In America, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, ‘nobody gave … Continue reading The Kingdom in my Head
I get the modern American economy, I really do. We were all peasants back in the day and figured out that with our own hard work and the changing industrial/free market/capitalist system, we could climb the ladder and improve our lives. It worked well too. The growth of the American middle class is unprecedented in … Continue reading Viva la Revolution!