The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled :: thebeautywithout.com

When I think about our journey to financial independence/retiring early (FIRE) and the steps we are taking to get there I already know our path will be different than most.  What I didn’t realize is that even the main road isn’t quite as well travelled as I had expected.  Every person on a similar journey starts at a […]

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Downsizing: Walking the Walk

Downsizing: House Comparison

As I mentioned in my last post, the second main reason for my 2 month writing hiatus is simply because I was too effing busy to write.  Why?  Because we’ve been making HUGE progress against our goals.  In the span of 2 months we made the decision to sell our home, rented a house almost half the size […]

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Why I Traded My SUV for an All Electric Vehicle

Proud Owner of a Nissan LEAF :: thebeautywithout.com

The hippie conversion is nearly complete: I am now the proud owner of a Nissan LEAF! We can’t call ourselves members of the Hippie Club just yet considering we still own 3 cars:  2 commuter vehicles for my husband and I and a third vehicle for our nanny to drive our kids around during the day. It’s important […]

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Financial Independence: How I Plan to Retire in 10 Years (at 39!)

Financial Independence: Finding Freedom :: thebeautywithout.com

Wikipedia defines financial independence as “the state of having sufficient personal wealth to live, without having to work actively for basic necessities.  For financially independent people, their assets generate income that is greater than their expenses.” For me, the goal of financial independence represents a point in time where I will have the freedom to choose on any […]

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