My Huffy Cranbrook cruiser bike at the neighborhood lake with dark smoke lingering above.

Early Retirement

To most people it is a preposterous dream: to become financially independent enough to work only because he wants to, and not because he has to; to have ample time for people he loves and his passions in life. But for some people who have saved up, planned, and worked hard, it is more than a pipedream. I escaped the rat race in 2005, and as I get farther into early (semi-) retirement, expect to see more articles by me on this topic.

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New England Trip Recap

I had just six days in New England, but I tried making the most of it---including...

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Tax Time

I'm an advocate of doing taxes yourself (using tax software)---except in the most complicated scenarios---as that...

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New Year's Resolutions

I usually don't make new year's resolutions. Why? Well, if I ever thought something...

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Kiplinger's Money Saving Tips

Earlier in the year, an editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine and I traded correspondence about...