On the surface, things have been quiet around here lately. Underneath, however, there’s been a flurry of activity. A few weeks ago, I was asked to rename this blog from “More Than Money”. But what to name it? You folks offered lots of suggestions — along with encouragement to write more often (and about whatever… Continue reading Meet the New Blog (Same as the Old Blog)
Over four years ago, I sold Get Rich Slowly, the little personal-finance blog that I somehow built into a behemoth. After the sale, I thought I’d leave the site quickly — but I stuck around for three years. Eventually, I moved on. I tried to return to Folded Space, the personal blog that I started… Continue reading What Should I Call This Blog?
I just returned from Fincon, the annual conference for financial bloggers and other folks who write about money. After a week in New Orleans with my colleagues, I’m inspired to become a better blogger. For me, that’s going to be easy. It just means I have to post more regularly around here! As part of… Continue reading Blog Consolidation, Step One: Far Away Places
Just a quick note to say that if you live in Portland, you ought to make your way to Sellwood Park this Thursday evening. You’ll be glad you did! Pete (better-known as Mr. Money Mustache) will be in town, and while he’s here, Tyler (from Riskology) and I have banded with him to host a… Continue reading Three-Blog Meetup: J.D. Roth, Mr. Money Mustache, and Tyler Tervooren this Thursday
Last September, I spent a week in Ecuador with two dozen other like-minded folks. We gathered to talk about personal and financial independence. We had a grand time talking “rich people talk”, sharing our stories, and giving advice to other attendees who were just starting down the road to wealth. The retreat succeeded beyond our… Continue reading Talking About Wealth, Happiness, and Freedom: Join Me This August for a Week in Ecuador!
I’ve been blogging since before “blog” was even a word. I posted my first web site over twenty years ago, in the spring of 1994. Back then, all that was available was rudimentary HTML (no cascading style sheets!) and browsers like Mosaic and Lynx. We nerds were early adopters, of course, and we made stuff… Continue reading A Trip Through the Wayback Machine
Sometimes it seems like I’ll never learn. After vowing at the end of 2013 that I wouldn’t overburden myself this year, that I’d take 2014 off as a year to relax and to work on my own projects, I’m just as over-committed as ever. On one hand, I don’t mind. It feels good to be… Continue reading What I’m Up To: My Work for 2014
As we begin our year-long exploration of personal and financial independence, I want to explain how I’ll approach the project. Every Monday, I’ll post a chapter from my unfinished ebook. I’ll publish these chapters in order so that, if read consecutively, they form a coherent whole, an overall narrative. Yesterday’s article about the regrets of… Continue reading The 2014 Roadmap for More Than Money
As promised on Friday, More Than Money is about to become a real blog with useful information and instructive stories. After fifteen months as a sandbox, I have a plan for 2014. I’ve spent much of the past three months writing an ebook about personal finance. As part of that, I generated nearly 50,000 words… Continue reading More Than Money: A Blog About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
On Monday, I shared my year in review for 2012. The past twelve months were a time of transition, and I’m happy with how my life has changed in the past year. Now, however, it’s time to look forward to 2013, to prepare plans so that life can be even better. In recent years, I’ve… Continue reading My Goals for 2013