The Laser-Focus Positivity Challenge

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Today I propose the Laser-Focus Positivity Challenge, and let me preface the challenge by saying I hate the word positivity. It may be a real word, but it sounds made-up. Do you know what kind of people use words like positivity? It’s the same ones who say, “Between you and I”—in an attempt to sound … [Read more…]

There’s Nothing Like a Death to Give New Meaning to Financial Independence

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Any lingering doubts we had about quitting our jobs next October disappeared when Mr. Groovy’s grandmother passed away almost two weeks ago. There’s nothing like a death to give new meaning to financial independence. “Nanna” was 96 years old. She had 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. She was a sweetheart of a … [Read more…]

Freedom Countdown: T Minus Eight Months

It’s finally starting to feel real, folks. Mr. Groovy and I are quitting our jobs in early October. Since we set the date a few months ago we’ve been in a holding pattern. But now that freedom is eight months away, it’s time to prepare for a smooth transition. Here’s an outline of the steps … [Read more…]