So here’s a rather deep question – what gives our life meaning? Where did we find meaning? Grizzly Mom and I have been struggling with this question a lot since we both quit our respective jobs in Big Tech and Big Law. One of the first things we realized when embarking down this path is […]
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In general, the Grizzlies are a Huge fan of 401ks and various tax-advantaged accounts. There are many cool things that you can do with them – from building ROTH withdrawal ladders, to paying for medical care, to shielding large amounts of money from taxes. Overall, they are great tools that should be a part of any retirement […]
It’s been a couple weeks since my last post. I spent much of that time engaging in a bit more economic research then is good for me. Days and days spent staring at GDP statistics and bond yields is not the best for one’s health. This post is going to be a bit long because […]
So I honestly hate to wade into this territory, but I’m doing so as a public service to folks who read this little blog of ours. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are all the rage right now. Hordes of people want them, many think that they’re “going to the moooon!” You can’t swing a bag of fiat currency […]
So the Grizzlies recently moved back to the Midwest – Kansas City specifically. Home of The Royals; good BBQ; mid-western values; strangely enough, Robert Heinlein (the Wikipedia page for People from Kansas City is full of awesome folks!), and Grizzly Dad. The city itself has a bunch of nicknames: BBQ Capital of the World, City […]
What’s the point of all this? Why should someone scrimp and save? Drive old cars? Cook dinners at home? Not buy the most expensive house they can afford? You only live once and you can’t take it with you, so why shouldn’t you just enjoy your money while it’s coming it? For me, it all […]
In my last post, I talked a little about the Grizzly’s experience in the Bay Area housing market. For the two of us, it was an amazing opportunity – we made about $500k from an initial $50k down in just 4 years, not bad returns if you can get them. But I want to take […]
The Bay Area is a strange (and difficult) place to buy a house. Purchasing in San Franciso and its surrounding towns feels a bit like getting on some sort of carnival ride from a hell- a roller coaster where they blindfold you, don’t give you any seatbelts, and at the bottom of the first dip […]
Welcome back to us! First, we both want to apologize for the lack of updates over the last few months. The best excuse we can give is that other things got in the way. What exactly were those other things? We’ll write about each of them in a lot more detail as separate posts, but […]
As we undertake this journey to independence, Mrs. Grizzly and I have many opportunities to reflect on both benefits and problems of this society we’ve created. There are a LOT of benefits, don’t anyone ever convince you otherwise. Beyond shiny gadgets and ridiculously fast cars, instant delivery of almost anything, or cat videos on the […]