Well. It happened. The bear market that we’ve been saying was at our doorstep for years is finally here. The pandemic that scientists warned could cripple our society has come. While writing this I am on my fifth day of quarantine and the world outside is starting to feel a bit like a post apocalyptic… Continue reading When Disaster Strikes During Your FIRE Journey
Now that we are all in the midst of social isolating and hunkering down to avoid further spreading the coronavirus, you have probably wondered to yourself if your quarantine extends to the gym. The answer is yes! A recent study discovered that the virus can last on hard surfaces like steel or plastic for up… Continue reading Exercise in the Time of Corona
Back in 2014, Mr. Hippie and I made the bold choice to ditch one of our fully paid off vehicles so that we would only have only one car between us. We did this because we thought we would save a ton of money on transportation every year. One vehicle. In the United States. In… Continue reading How We Save Thousands on Transportation Every Year
A core premise of wealth accumulation is that you must save more than you make. And sure, that’s incredibly easy to say, but how many people actually do that? The answer is very few! We live in a society where consumerism is encouraged really every moment of every day. So what’s stopping you from taking… Continue reading The Transitive Power of Discipline
Over the past five months I have intentionally taken a sabbatical from full-time work for a test drive of the early retirement lifestyle. Other than a fabulous 2 month cross-country road trip Mr. Hippie and I took almost 8 years ago, I have never been this unemployed this long. So, after the stars aligned… Continue reading FIRE Drill: Eight Things I Learned About Myself During My Sabbatical
If you’re going on this counterculture journey in our crazy consumerist society, you have to have your “why” that you can turn to during times when you’ve had a long day and all you want to do at the end of it is reap the instant gratification rewards your hard-earned paycheck can offer. … Continue reading Subverting Consumer Culture: What’s the Why?
Welcome! Welcome to Hippie Finance! I’ve created this site to be a space on the internet to record and share my counterculture journey towards FIRE, or Financial Independence Retire Early. I want to add what I can to FIRE literature and encourage my own accountability, while at the same time providing a positive, health forward… Continue reading Welcome!