Ramble Along Posts

“Do nothing to mar its grandeur . . . keep it for your children, your children’s children and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every…

How We Got Around To Rambling Southwest

The concepts for investing are easy, living by these concepts is the difficult part. Don’t get us wrong, even with maximum saving and investing towards retirement, you also need balance…

Financial Independence/Retire Early--FIRE How We Got Around To Rambling

Well, I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.  Such a fine sight to see . . . We may lose and we may win though we will never…

Southwest

During week 1, our #1 goal was to travel south, get to where the weather was warmer.  We figured why not follow Historic Route 66.  The Mother Road, as it’s known, was…

Southwest

No, we didn’t win a lottery or participate in an IPO or receive allowances or get an inheritance. Early retirement money did not magically fall into our lap. We worked…

Financial Independence/Retire Early--FIRE How We Got Around To Rambling

Movin’ right along in search of good times and good news.  Footloose and fancy-free.  You know, the Muppets song lyrics from our childhood, came into my head while shooting the above image.…

Downsizing How We Got Around To Rambling

“Believe what you want.  These walls are funny.  First you hate ’em, then you get used to ’em.  Enough time passes, you get so you depend on ’em.  That’s institutionalized.”…

Financial Independence/Retire Early--FIRE How We Got Around To Rambling

You can’t do this alone. We plan to start traveling full-time starting the day after Thanksgiving and the closing on our house sale happened in early August. That meant we had…

Downsizing How We Got Around To Rambling

It’s Silver!  Happy 25th Anniversary!  It was our Silver Anniversary.  A few days after we listed our house in early May and a few showings later, we had a showing scheduled…

Downsizing Financial Independence/Retire Early--FIRE How We Got Around To Rambling

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu. There are 9 kids in Mr. Ramble’s family and Mr. Ramble’s parents lived in the same house…

Downsizing How We Got Around To Rambling