No Paychecks for the Rest of the Year (An Update!)

No Paychecks for the Rest of the Year (An Update!)

So… remember back in October/November when we decided not to receive a paycheck for the rest of the year? I sure do! In a way, it seems like ages ago. Only 3 months before that, we were throwing around the idea of getting serious about financial independence and early retirement. Then, the very next month, we pulled the trigger and put our plan in motion – we were shooting for early retirement. So back in 2015 (since we started so…

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The Power of Yoga Principles

The Power of Yoga Principles

Life is stressful. Sometimes it’s good stress and sometimes it’s bad stress, but either way, it’s stress on your mind and body. If you’re like me and Mr. Saturday, you might pack in everything possible into a short vacation. It’s no wonder we need vacations from our vacations! This is why I want to stress the importance of relaxation and reflection, which is what I think about when I hear “yoga.” It’s easy to get bogged down by all the…

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Living A Happy & Meaningful Life

Living A Happy & Meaningful Life

Hello! Mrs. Saturday here. These last few months have been eye-opening and have made me want to live in the present as much as possible. So much so that I have this urge to drop everything with Mr. Saturday and go live in the mountains, or on a boat! Ok, so this might appear to be a mid-life crisis, but hopefully I’m still too young for one of those. I think you all would agree that nothing affects your life…

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More Time for Mrs. Saturday

More Time for Mrs. Saturday

Hello! I’m Mrs. Saturday. We are excited to have you join us on our journey to early retirement! As the New Year approaches, many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and it’s a good time to reaffirm your goals for the near future. I know one thing is for sure… my goals require lots of time! Is there ever enough time to the day, week, month, or year? Some of my previous New Year’s resolutions… Exercise more/get…

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Our Plan for Financial Independence & Early Retirement

Our Plan for Financial Independence & Early Retirement

We’re getting out of the rat race. Would you like to join us? After slaving away many years for “the man” with no real goal in sight, we’ve decided – enough is enough. We’ve been inspired seeing several people well on their way to financial independence and early retirement (including some of our best friends). So finally, we’ve bit the bullet and crafted a solid plan for ourselves. It’s time to escape to a better life! That doesn’t mean we’ll…

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No Paychecks for the Rest of the Year

No Paychecks for the Rest of the Year

What if you didn’t get your paycheck for the next 3 months? If you happen to be a dual-income family, what if both of you stopped receiving your paychecks for the next 3 months? That’s exactly what’s happening to us for the rest of the year – we’re not getting a paycheck deposited into our bank accounts, but – it’s part of our plan. Since we decided to go into full-on retirement savings mode (the accumulation phase) and max-out our…

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Kick-Ass Morning Green Smoothie & Juice Recipe

Kick-Ass Morning Green Smoothie & Juice Recipe

Most mornings Mrs. Saturday and I rise, shine, and then whip together our kick-ass morning green smoothie recipe that keeps us powering through all the way to lunch. I consider this drink a “gift from the gods” — packed with incredible flavors and an insane amount of nutrition considering the variety and genius we’ve crammed into this one beverage. But hey, that’s just my opinion! Over the years, we started juicing a variety of fruits and vegetables and at some point…

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Travel Friends & Cheap Trips

Travel Friends & Cheap Trips

Travel friends are your best friends. No, they don’t have to be your best friends in the life-sense (sometimes they are), but when it comes to cheap trips, traveling with friends = cheap vacations! So if you find yourself talking to someone that has a common interest like backpacking, or scuba diving, or downing a six pack of beer at the beach with half-naked girls while playing corn hole, or even sipping a steaming cup of coffee over a nice…

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But What If the Stock Market Crashes?

But What If the Stock Market Crashes?

The stock market is going to crash. No doubt about it. It will be spectacular. It will be painful. And most assuredly – IT WILL CRASH. But that’s not a bad thing. (Also, it should not come as a surprise.) People have been investing money for quite a long time, and during those cycles of investment also come crashes. It’s the nature of the market. As much as governments and central banks would like to completely remove downturns in the…

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Papaya Trees & Dividend Investing

Papaya Trees & Dividend Investing

Our papaya trees are falling over – and I couldn’t be happier. They are so top-heavy, they are literally dripping with fruit and begging us for support. Usually when a plant in the garden isn’t able to support itself, I let it die and something else comes in to occupy the space, but this is a very different situation indeed. When you have an investment that isn’t holding its own weight (pun) and constantly needs more resources and attention to…

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