Financial Stability in Times of Crisis

43BlueDoors logo above a field in Australia

These are uncertain times. Fear of sickness and fear of financial ruin abound. Many people across the globe are in quarantine. Many are staying home as suggested not for themselves but for the sake of all those at risk. They are doing their part to slow the spread of disease. They are selfless individuals willing … Read more

The Mindset of Financial Independence

A bay in Washington State

Yesterday I sat with a group of about 24 people who are working towards Financial Independence. We went around the table and asked everyone why they are working towards financial independence. The overriding theme was freedom. Some wanted the freedom to have a job that was meaningful to them even if it didn’t pay much. … Read more

Trouble Doesn’t Have to be a Disaster

Sao Luis, Brazil

Recently Brad and Jonathan from ChooseFI invited me to tell my story on their podcast. Their questions focused more on my financial story and my background not covered within this blog. Those were my pre-full-time-travel days. During the interview, I described a car accident that was treated more like a minor blip than a disaster. … Read more

Find your Blue Door: Five Keys to Seizing Opportunity

Beige Honda with a blue door

Do you ever feel stuck? Ever wonder how in the world you got to where you are? Do you ever look around you and wish life could be different? The day I asked myself these questions was a cold winter morning. I woke up and knew I didn’t want to face the day. I reached … Read more

Suze Orman Hates What I am Doing

A Galapagos island visited as a result of financial independence

This past month Suze Orman appeared on a couple prominent FI podcasts. “I hate it, I hate it, hate it, I hate it,” Suze said of the FIRE movement while talking to host Paula Pant on the popular podcast called Afford Anything. I watched as the comments from the FI community blew up in all … Read more

Free Credit Protection: What Consumerism Doesn’t Want You to Know

Padlock on a door in Sucre bolivia

Have you ever listened to the news reports of another data breach and you shifted uncomfortably on your seat wondering what you would do if your identity were stolen? According to LifeLock, travelers are 66% more likely to be victims of identity theft. I’m a full-time traveler and I don’t worry about identity theft. I … Read more

Three Keys to Reinventing Your Life

Blue door from Cochabamba Bolivia, Find your blue door

I’ve met many people both in person and in online forums that think they will always be stuck where they are. Why do these things always happen to me? Why can’t I get ahead with my finances? I can’t be happy because…., they lament. I feel for them, or rather, I understand their plight, but … Read more

Financial Independence Without Ever Writing a Budget

Trin and Bonnie in the sunset

I am financially independent and financially free. Early retirement became a reality to me at age 43, but I have a confession to make, something I’ve never actually admitted before: I have never written a personal budget. Yes, I know, I know. Isn’t that supposed to be rule #1 in Good Financial Practices 101? I’m … Read more

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