Christopher Guest Post: Financial Panther

“Mr. Simpson, You’re a dollar overdrawn.” “Get him, Sheba!”  Those were the humble beginnings of the Financial Panther. That Simpsons sketch would later inspire my lawyer friend Kevin to become the less ferocious, but equally effective online embodiment of the Financial Panther. Kevin was one of the very first bloggers I met in person. He commented on a blog post of mine back in the summer of 2016, and we met up a short while later at Surly Brewing where I lent gave him my copy of The White Coat Investor (which is under $10 now on Amazon, btw). We […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Route to Retire

Meet Jim. Jim is retired. Jim retired just under a month ago at the age of 43. That’s my age. While they’re not planning a fatFIRE existence — he became a millionaire for the first time back in 2017 — their budget will feel pretty fat when he moves to Panama with his wife and daughter this summer. That’s right; they’re moving to Panama to take advantage of some international geographic arbitrage. I first met Jim at FinCon17 where he famously and hilariously attended the Halloween party as J. Money from Budgets are Sexy, complete with a real mohawk. He’s […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Mr. Crazy Kicks

It’s my pleasure to welcome “Mr. Crazy Kicks” as the latest guest to be featured in my eleven-question interview series, the Christopher Guest Post. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. Talented engineer makes good money, lives simply, invests in index funds, and retires in his thirties. Enjoys his days exploring new hobbies, riding a bicycle, and travels for next-to-nothing. Oh, and he started a blog. While it may be a familiar story, Mr. CK has some unique hobbies (shrooms), is an urban homesteader, and is making this happen in the relatively high-cost-of-living area known as Connecticut. You’ll also […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Miss Bonnie MD

I’m honored to have my friend Miss Bonnie MD here to allow us to get to know her better. The good doctor is a leading voice in the physician personal finance space. She focuses on empowering female physicians to take control of their finances to create a better, more balanced life in medicine. I first met Miss Bonnie when I was visiting New York early this year, and we grabbed a beverage at the world’s best bar.  A few months later, we were both featured speakers at the inaugural White Coat Investor Conference, hanging out in Park City, Utah with a […]

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Christopher Guest Post: She Picks Up Pennies

Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I’ve got a special guest on this special day, a gal that is thankful that you stopped by today to let her share a bit about herself and her story. She’s also grateful when she sees money just lying there on the sidewalk. It doesn’t matter the denomination. She Picks up Pennies. “Penny” is an award-winning blogger, school teacher, and all around good person. We met briefly at FinCon17 but regrettably failed to cross paths this year. If we had, I’ll be she would have let me drink from her coveted Plutus Award. Taking a purposeful approach to […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Go Curry Cracker

Let’s give Jeremy, our friend from Go Curry Cracker, a warm welcome to the stage. In this latest rendition of the Christopher Guest Post, I’m happy to present one of the first FIRE bloggers I found several years ago when my eyes were opened to this amazing thing called financial independence.’ I was drawn to his site not only because he retired young from a high-income career, but also for the fact that he travels more or less non-stop. He and Winnie have a toddler that has visited more countries in three years than I have in my nearly 43 […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Early Retirement Dude

Today’s guest needs no introduction from regular readers of this website. The Early Retirement Dude has been featured numerous times in The Sunday Best and he recently shared a guest post with us entitled Early Retirement Doesn’t Have to Suck. He’s right you know, and with 13 years of it under his belt, he should know. The monkey-loving Dude was kind enough to supply an introduction of his own, saving me a bit of time. Thanks, Dude! Here it is: Early Retirement Dude was once clean-cut and corporate. But having retired at age thirty-six and being forty-nine now, he looks like […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Abandoned Cubicle

A week ago, I harvested a nice collection of cascade and centennial hops that grow splendidly on the south side of our house. I mention this because I plan to brew a nice IPA with those hops this fall. Until that beer’s ready, I’ve got a nice commercial IPA on tap in the basement keezer — the Cubicle Fugitive from Three Twenty Brewing. It’s a solid IPA that pairs oh-so-well with the blog featured in today’s Christopher Guest post — Abandoned Cubicle. “Cubert” — clever name — has been blogging for two full years now, sharing his insights and stories […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Apathy Ends

CGP Apathy Ends

I’d like to introduce you to a friend of mine in the personal finance community who writes at the site known as Apathy Ends. He encourages others to take action and build wealth. Like me, he has a family of four. Like me, he lives in Minnesota. Like me, he enjoys an occasional craft beer, which is something we’ve done together now on several occasions, most recently a week ago. Like me, he’s also been known to pull fish up through a hole in the ice, although he seems to be a more avid icefisherman than me. Unlike me, he […]

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Christopher Guest Post – Root of Good

Today, we have the distinct honor of welcoming Justin from Root of Good to the stage. While not quite as O.G. as our last guest, the retired engineer with a law degree has been blogging about his early retirement lifestyle for the past five years, ever since leaving the daily grind at the age of 33 with three young children. Justin and his family reside in North Carolina, but take advantage of their summers to travel far and wide. They recently returned from the Bahamas, and last summer, they went on an epic 9-week trek across Europe, a trip which […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Retire by 40

Today, I am honored to bring you insights from one of the first FIRE bloggers on the internet. Joe Udo started Retire by 40 a full eight years ago, retired from his engineering job with Intel 6 years ago, and has been sharing his journey as a husband, father, and blogger throughout this decade. Joe has been a friend of this blog since its inception. I had a guest post appear on his site entitled Can Doctors Retire Early? on March 4, 2016, less than two months after my site was founded. I saw a lot of traffic that day […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Chief Mom Officer

Welcome to another edition of the Christopher Guest Post! Today’s guest is a female breadwinner you may already know as the Chief Mom Officer. She’s a hard-working mother of three who somehow finds the time to share her wisdom on her eponymous site, Chief Mom Officer. While she is not a physician, she does have a six-figure income and has been an investment junkie since her teenage years. Now she’s raising teenagers of her own (and a three-year old) while juggling family with professional and blog life. You may recall her guest post here last month entitled Overcoming Obstacles to […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Jim Wang of Wallet Hacks

Welcome to another edition of my quirky Q&A series, the Christopher Guest post. Sitting down with me today is none other than long-time blogger Jim Wang, who is now sharing his financial tips and tricks on the site Wallet Hacks. His current site only predates this one by about four months, but prior to that, Jim had a very popular site that, according to rumor, sold for millions of dollars. That site doesn’t exist anymore, so he’s been busy building up another big winner. He also had a day job that had something to do with missile defense or rocket […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Our Next Life

Today’s guest needs no introduction, but you’re going to get one, anyway. Just in case  you don’t read any other FIRE blogs, never read my Sunday Best posts where she’s been featured regularly, and have never been amused by her witty animated gifs she shares on Twitter. Tanja Hester (no relation to Devin) has been sharing her transition from hard-working globetrotter (no relation to basketball) to early retiree and dedicated outdoorswoman. She recently retired at a very young age (38) along with her husband Mark at a pretty young age (41). Meanwhile, I’m 42 and still working, but that may change […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Crispy Doc

Please give a warm welcome to Crispy Doc, the Emergency Medicine physician based in California who has been kind enough to share his insights with us in the latest interview here. Like me, he has found a better work / life balance for his family by working less often. He fills some of that time sharing his wisdom on his site which he calls his midlife crisis blog know as Crispy Doc — think burnout and FIRE, hence the “crisp” on the doc. He also helps out as a volunteer moderator on the rapidly expanding Physicians on FIRE Facebook Group (~ 3,700 […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Distilled Dollar

Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing our friend Matt, a CPA and entrepreneur from the windy city. He has been blogging at Distilled Dollar since early 2016. His first post was published on January 5th of that year, a mere four days before I published mine. You could say our blogs have grown up together, and I’m glad to see our little guys thriving as toddlers now in the spring of 2018. Matt has turned his online presence into a full-time gig as you’ll learn in the interview that follows. Not only does he have the blog, but he’s […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Coach Carson

Coach Carson

I’d like to introduce you all to my friend Chad “Coach” Carson, a real estate investor, blogger, family man, and long-term international traveler. I talk about slow travel, but my three-week adventures pale in comparison to the nearly year and a half that he and his family of four is wrapping up in Cuenca, Ecuador. I met Coach Carson on his last trip stateside in the fall of 2017 at the blogger’s conference known as FinCon. He’s as humble as he is tall and has a great mind for business. One might not expect a former All-American linebacker from Clemson […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Think Save Retire

Think Save Retire

Today, we crank the amp up to eleven with Steve from Think Save Retire. Since the fall of 2014, he’s been encouraging people to Think about what the want from life, Save a good chunk of your income, and Retire when you’re good and ready. Steve was ready to retire in his mid-thirties after a career in information technology. Now, he and his wife Courtney are living a streamin’ life traveling the country in an Airstream RV with their dogs. Although he was once a big spender, he realized he’s perfectly happy living on a smaller budget, and took the […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Financially Alert

We’ve got another exciting interview lined up for you today. Our guest is none other than Michael, an early retiree with nearly six years of experience since he “retired” in 2012 from his corporate job. I put “retired” in quotes, because he does on his About Me page, and like many early retirees, he has found new and interesting ways to spend his time, some of which include earning money. His site, Financially Alert, is one of those things. Michael left his job at age 36, which means we’re right around the same age. With a net worth that qualifies […]

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Christopher Guest Post: Life of a Med Student

The latest in this fun little question and answer series is Dr. Charles Cochran, the man behind the twitter handle and now a blog by the same name titled Life of a Med Student. We’ve got a fair amount in common, including a midwest upbringing, anesthesia jobs close to home, and of course, both being bloggers. One key difference is that “Charlie” had a Twitter following of nearly 50,000 when he started his blog, and I had a following of zero, having started the blog and Twitter account at the same time. We’ll get to know Charlie a lot better […]

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