Why We Believe the 15-Hour Work Week is Just a Pipe Dream

Back in 1930 John Maynard Keynes wrote an essay called Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren, where he made the prediction that his grandchildren would have a 15-hour work week.  Keynes based this conclusion solely on productivity, which he expected would grow exponentially over the coming years. But instead of witnessing a reduction in the number … Continue reading Why We Believe the 15-Hour Work Week is Just a Pipe Dream

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The Insidious American Dream

We work- We desire white-collar or blue-collar success. We feel safe in a 9 to 5 routine and take comfort in our benefits. We strive for that office with a window, look forward to our weekends, and enjoy the occasional vacation. Our pride grows with each accomplishment and our egos soar from our achievements. And … Continue reading The Insidious American Dream

April 2017 Progress Report, The Coming Robopocalypse, and A Health Conundrum

May is finally here and the smell of spring is tickling our noses. We are now all clones driving the same car color -  a glorious yellow-green hue! We'll just think of it as Mother Nature's fairy dust as she magically recreates yet another glorious spring, and surrounds us with a lush green and floral … Continue reading April 2017 Progress Report, The Coming Robopocalypse, and A Health Conundrum

Thoughts on Financial Freedom from the Millionaire Mind

Last week, I was perusing through Goodreads looking to find my next great read when I stumbled upon some quotes from T. Harv Eker, the author of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth.  His book made it on the New York Times bestseller list and became #1 on the Wall Street … Continue reading Thoughts on Financial Freedom from the Millionaire Mind

The Middle Age Weight Creep and Why A Healthy Body Equals A Healthy Retirement

Time for an Escapadian confession. We are now victims of the middle age weight creep! There. We said it. Now that we have shared this new reality with all of you, please allow me to explain how we arrived at this unfortunate conclusion. A few days ago I was trying on last year's summer clothing. … Continue reading The Middle Age Weight Creep and Why A Healthy Body Equals A Healthy Retirement

Our Frugal Adventure: Benson’s Park

Welcome to our first frugal adventure share! Mr. FE and I look forward to our weekend escapades, and we like to keep them frugal so we can stay on our path to FIRE. We prefer the bulk of our day trips to be no longer than a two-hour drive each way and are lucky to … Continue reading Our Frugal Adventure: Benson’s Park

Why We Stopped Feeling Entitled and Got Rid Of Our $30,000 Debt

Yesterday, I was reorganizing our office and came across some old bank statements from a few years ago. As I read through some of the statements, I was shocked to see how much money we wasted back then! I decided to grab one of the six calculators I found buried in our desk drawers and … Continue reading Why We Stopped Feeling Entitled and Got Rid Of Our $30,000 Debt

March 2017 Progress Report and New Goals for April

March was a very eventful month for us! It started off with a computer melee, then gave us an epic snowstorm which left 2 feet of snow in our driveway, and concluded with a visit from our local fire department. Wild and crazy happenings! As discussed in our post "A New Blog Direction and an … Continue reading March 2017 Progress Report and New Goals for April