Blog for Sale – (Not) Sold!

Blog for Sale -- Not Sold!

I’ve been writing about random things that pop into my head on this website for a little over 7 years now. So I suppose it is natural to have a little 7-year itch.

As summer rolled around I was feeling little to no motivation. The sun was shining, the birds were singing, and there was a world to explore. So I did a bunch of 100+ km bike rides with big climbs, played some guitar, did a bit of travel, and more or less let me inner laziness rein free. I did absolutely nothing productive and it was glorious.

So now what? Perhaps it was just the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, but in early fall it seemed like anybody and everybody was selling their blog. From long-time personal finance blogger superstars to recent upstarts, they were all handing over the virtual keys.

So… what the hell… why not explore the possibilities?

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Our $75,000 Lifestyle Requires a $210,000+ Job Income

retirement tax strategy in action

Strategery

A couple of years after leaving the workforce, an aggressive headhunter was trying to recruit me for a California based tech company.

Recruiter: “How much salary would you need to take on a role like this?”
Me: About $500k
Recruiter: “We were thinking more around $250k…”
Me: Oh, you were just looking for somebody part-time then…?

Obviously, I stopped receiving recruiting emails.

But, having the bizarre way of thinking about the world that I do, I invested a little time to calculate just how much income I really would need to fund our lifestyle via more traditional means.

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