I can’t seem to stop changing up the Camp FIRE Finance homepage. My intentions are good, but I can’t help by wonder: does all of this updating my homepage hurt SEO? I make minor tweaks to my homepage multiple times per week. It’s not uncommon for me to make major changes multiple times per week […]
I’ve had every intention of posting monthly behind-the-scenes updates on Camp FIRE, but when life gets in the way, this humble blog is lowest on the ol’ priority list. My post frequency suffers as a result. But as luck would have it, I’ve got a bit of time today to try and crank out a […]
Can you believe that it’s almost International Financial Independence Day?! Do you remember when you first learned about the FI/RE concept? If your experience was anything like mine, it was a true epiphany moment! The idea resonates with so many because of its simplicity. One moment you’re relatively clueless about finances, investing and retirement planning […]
This site is been hoppin’ lately! After a year of very little acitvity, you might be wondering what’s going on? Four posts in four days!?! Okay, nobody is wondering what’s going on, but I’ll let you know anyway. I’m back on GRQ mostly because I’m finally committed to the idea of using GRQ as a way […]
Over the past year, several bloggers and podcasters have sent me some goodies. I’ve accumulated a decent collection of books and other items. I’m going to start giving some of it away via our Giveaways page.
Well, year one is officially in the books! What started off as a little-known weekly blog roundup on Get Rich Quick’ish has become a recognized and go-to site within the FIRE movement for financial independence and early retirement content. This is a quick & dirty recap of our first year, including our strategies and some […]
The FIRE Directory from Camp FIRE Finance Hey all, we’re really excited about the FIRE Directory. We’ve got high hopes for this and feel that it can become a great resource not just for the PF blogging community, but for anyone that’s interested in the FIRE movement. We’ hope you’ll take 10 minutes to create […]
A behind the scenes update of the goings on at Camp FIRE Finance, including traffic reports.
Six Months In – A Camp FIRE Finance Review Well my first behind the scenes post was relatively well received so I’m back. This time I’ll give you a quick’ish update on how things have been going over at Camp FIRE Finance during our first six months.
WHAT TO DO WITH GET RICH QUICK’ISH I’m struggling with how to move forward with Get Rich Quick’ish. These days my time and efforts are focused on my latest project, Camp FIRE Finance.
Travel hacking our Hawaii family vacation seemed daunting when I first started planning this trip. But it wasn’t too hard at all and now that I’ve returned I’ve got to be honest, it sucks to be back. I don’t like the dreary Pacific Northwest this time of year. Kurt Cobain once sang “in the […]
One thing I’ve learned the hard way is the importance of setting financial goals. They say ‘the unaimed arrow never misses‘ and I’ve definitely found that to be true. During the times in my life when I’ve not had a goal, I’ve not made any measurable progress. I suspect many of you have had similar periods in […]
Hey there! BEAM is now live, and so is my review. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. Check it out right here Several months ago I posted this review of Beam, a Fintech app that’s been getting a lot of buzz for the high interest rates of 2%-4% that they’ll be offering customers. Most big banks and […]
Hey there! BEAM is now live, and so is my review. Spoiler alert: it’s not good. Check it out right here January 30, 2018 Update: I’ve published an updated review after interviewing Beam again. January 24, 2018 Update: I’ve finished speaking with Beam and my new uprdate will be published on Tuesday Jan. 30th, 2018 […]
The posts which do best on this site are those in which I’m most honest. Honestly! So I’m going to be honest with you today: I’m kinda lazy. It’s not uncommon for me to seek out the path of least resistance; to find an easier way. That’s not a great quality to have if you’re […]
A successful day doesn’t begin when you wake up, stretch, exercise, then eat a good breakfast that will provide the fuel you’ll need to power the rest of your day. Those are all important ways to start a day off right, but in reality a great tomorrow starts today. The same holds true for your […]
Today’s post is for all the personal finance bloggers out there that read GRQ. If you’re not a blogger, then this post probably won’t be very interesting to you (you can check back this Thursday for a non-blogging blog post). However, if you are a blogger, or are interested in starting your own blog, then […]
I haven’t been into my office very much this month, and as those of you with office jobs know, it’s best to show your face every now and then. After all, you don’t want people to start thinking that things work just fine when you’re not around! I was out the first week of the […]
Yesterday this blog received a massive influx of traffic. When so many new people find the blog it’s inevitable that a small fraction of them will find something to complain about, or take the time to email me and let me know how or why my opinion on something I’ve posted is incorrect. I’m always happy […]
A couple of weeks ago my kids and I were looking for something to do that was outside of our normal routine. We decided to drive into Seattle and maybe just hang out at the Space Needle, check out a game at Key Arena, grab some food. It ended up being a lot of fun […]
In the mid-to-late 1990’s I lived in Southwest England and Southern Wales. This was during the height of the Spice Girls and David Beckham had just started his career with Manchester United. I left not long after Princess Di passed away. Although that was over 20 years ago, I still love and miss the UK […]
I spend a good amount of time trying to teach my kids about money. Sometimes I’m transparent with my lessons, other times I’m more discrete. Years from now, once my kids have grown up and become adults, I’ll be interested to talk to them about money once again, but this time I’ll want to know […]
Time flies when you’re having fun! It was exactly one year ago today that this blog, under the name of How Do I Get Rich Quick (dot com) flickered to life on the web and over the course of the next 364 days it has evolved into what you’re looking at right now. I keep […]
I love this time of year! The summer heat has finally given way to crisp autumn air, and the changing of the colors on the leaves never fails to amaze me. It’s also that time of year when another calendar year comes to an end, the holiday season rolls around, and family gathers around. If […]
I love a good breakfast. Not some wimpy milk and cereal kind of meal – I’m talking about a hearty and delicious steak and eggs breakfast burrito type of breakfast! The problem is that the kind of breakfast food I like to eat takes too long to make on the average morning and makes my […]
Here are 7 things you can do this weekend to winterize your home. Winter sucks. That’s an indisputable fact. One reason is because the harsh winter elements can wreak havoc on your home and your budget. I’ve heard rumors that some people actually like winter, and that others may even look forward to it. I […]
Depending on how you want to run the numbers, I’m going to save somewhere between $16,000 and $52,000 between the years 2013 and 2017 on my housing costs. The best part about it? It really wasn’t that hard. In the summer of 2013 I found myself between a rock and a hard place. My wife […]
FinCon 2016 – San Diego Bay Hello, GRQ readers! I’ve just returned from FinCon, a financial blogging conference and that’s what I’m talking about today. As a result, this post is going to be heavy on the operational side of GRQ; a deep dive into the world of blogging. So if you’re here for a […]
Ever since I jumped into the world of personal finance blogging with my first post in January of this year, I’ve been hearing great things about FinCon. It sounds like an awesome conference, but as a noob, I figured it wasn’t for me and I didn’t think too much about it. I just assumed that […]
Get Rich Quick’ish is officially 7 months old today. I was looking at some numbers yesterday and decided to publish a few stats for no good reason, other than to provide my fellow personal finance bloggers with some type of benchmarking numbers. Hopefully this post will be of some use to you.