Blog: Posts by Length

Here are all 224 posts written on Minafi since the beginning of time.

My 2019 Year in Review 40 min read.

Mint vs YNAB – Which Budgeting App is Right For You? 33 min read.

My 2017 Year in Review 33 min read.

FinCon 2019 – Washington, D.C, Friends and Inspiration 32 min read.

My Favorite 66 Books Read in 2017 31 min read.

My Favorite 130 Books Read in 2019 30 min read.

Minafi 2018 Q2 Summer Investment Report 30 min read.

Betterment vs Wealthfront Guide: Which is Right For You? 30 min read.

My 2018 Year in Review 29 min read.

My FinCon 2018: Friends, Inspiration and Motivation 29 min read.

My Favorite 100 Books Read in 2018 27 min read.

Minafi 2018 Q3 Fall Investment Report 26 min read.

How I’m Setting Goals During Early Retirement 26 min read.

May Goals, Investments and Spending – Running, Hiking and Enjoying Time Outside 25 min read.

How We Spent $15,000 on Our Honeymoon and Why We’d Do It Again 25 min read.

21 Activities To Keep You Focused On Your Future [or to help during social distancing] 25 min read.

My Personal Goals Review for Q2 2018 23 min read.

101 Things I Want to Know, Have, Do or Be – My Bucket, Goals and Vision List 22 min read.

Plan Your Perfect Week in Retirement Today 22 min read.

April 2019 Investment, Goals and Spending Breakdown 22 min read.

Minafi 2018 Q4 Winter Investment Report 21 min read.

Minafi 2018 Q1 Spring Investment Report 21 min read.

June 2019 Goals, Investments & Spending – Running, Camping, Focusing, Sleep No More 21 min read.

What Should You Do With a Sudden Windfall? 21 min read.

Do You Need Luck to Reach Financial Independence and Retire Early? 20 min read.

My Four Phases of Financial Independence 19 min read.

The 7 Most Common 401(k) Mistakes [and how to fix them] 19 min read.

7 Mindsets to Thrive in Financial Independence 19 min read.

Digital Minimalism Review and My Month Without Social Media 18 min read.

The Definitive Guide to Tax-loss Harvesting and Avoiding Wash Sales 18 min read.

My Personal Goals for Q3 2018 – Health, Book & Interactive Guide 18 min read.

Minafi 2019 Q3 Fall Investment Report 18 min read.

Does This Mean the End of the FIRE Movement? [Answer: No] 18 min read.

The Complete Guide to Withdrawing Funds Early From Your 401(k), IRA and Roth IRA 17 min read.

June 2020 Theme: Explore 17 min read.

March 2019 Investment, Goals and Spending Breakdown 17 min read.

February 2020 Theme: Finish 17 min read.

Prevent Your Investments from Theft! Secure Your Vanguard Account with Yubikeys and Google Voice 17 min read.

The Gender Pay Gap Told Through Data From the Finance Blogging Community 17 min read.

My Failure Resume: A Story of 22 Failures Over 18 years 16 min read.

401k Rollover to an IRA – Why You Should Think Twice About It 16 min read.

March 2020 Theme: Routine 16 min read.

My FinCon 2017: Accidental Connections, Beer & Memories 16 min read.

Minafi 2017 Q4 Winter Investment Report 16 min read.

Minafi 1 Year Birthday! What I Learned In my First Full Year Blogging 15 min read.

The 2018 Guide to Roth IRA vs IRA – Which Should You Use? 15 min read.

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Learn About FIRE in My 20s 15 min read.

A Look Back at My First Year of FIRE 15 min read.

The Real Cost of LASIK Eye Surgery – Is It Worth it? 15 min read.

Investment Literacy: Understanding the Basic Concepts 15 min read.

How A Basic Investing Mistake Cost Me $250,000 (and I Still Made it Twice) 15 min read.

The Bulletproof Strategy to Develop a Morning Ritual 15 min read.

How Are Bonuses Taxed? (with Bonus Calculator) 15 min read.

How We Plan to Spend $80,000 a Year & Pay Nearly $0 Taxes 14 min read.

7 Features From Minafi v2 I’m Excited to Announce! 14 min read.

It’s Official: I’m Leaving My Job. What’s Next? 14 min read.

Stoicism In the Time of a Market Virus 14 min read.

7 Lessons and 2 Mistakes From My First 3 Months of Early Retirement 14 min read.

Why I Turned Down Double My Salary 14 min read.

The Minimal Investor ESPP Guide and Calculator 14 min read.

An Interactive Guide to Portfolio Diversification 14 min read.

My 2016 Year in Review 14 min read.

How to Invest Your First $1,000 and Double Your Money (In Time) 13 min read.

What’s the Difference Between Fire, Lean Fire, and Fat Fire? 13 min read.

You Can’t do Everything: How I’m Prioritizing What to Start, Stop and Continue in Retirement 13 min read.

Work Optional Book Review: An Actionable Guide to Living Your Best Life 13 min read.

I’ve Tracked My Spending For 8+ Years and Here’s What I Learned 13 min read.

My Personal Goals for Q2 2018 – Health, Growth and Creation 13 min read.

My Secret Weapon for Minimalism: A Crazy Fast Photo Scanner 13 min read.

March 2018 Goals Review – Slow Movement 13 min read.

Which Investment Accounts Should I Use? 13 min read.

“Won’t You be Bored?” Why Creatives Thrive in Financial Independence 13 min read.

September / October 2017 Personal Goals & Review 12 min read.

April 2020 Theme: Create 12 min read.

Mastery is a Trap 12 min read.

January 2020 Theme: Focus 12 min read.

Why I’m Going for FIO – Financial Independence with Options 12 min read.

11 Mistakes Made By First-Time Investors 12 min read.

May 2020 Theme: Work 11 min read.

July 2020 Theme: Vision 11 min read.

Where Are You On the Financial Independence + Retirement Matrix? 11 min read.

Mint Mobile Review: For $15/Month Is It Worth It? 11 min read.

Exploring the Compound Interest Formula through Examples 11 min read.

Why I Don’t Care About Free Stock Trades (And You Shouldn’t Either) 11 min read.

Coinbase Review: The Easiest Way to Get Started Investing in Bitcoin 11 min read.

2019 Federal Tax Brackets – What Rate Will You Pay? 11 min read.

6 Thoughts After 6 Months of Early Retirement 11 min read.

November / December 2017 Goals & Moving Status! 10 min read.

Your House Doesn’t Count Towards the 4% Rule 10 min read.

How A Bank Error In My Favor Earned Me $100,000 and I Got to Keep it. Really. 10 min read.

How Speculative Investing Brought Me Closer to FI 10 min read.

The Simple Path to Wealth Book Review 10 min read.

Why I Avoid Dividends Like the Plague 10 min read.

Pay Fewer Fees by Reverse Engineering Retirement Date Funds 10 min read.

The Focused Investor 3: Enoch Omololu from Savvy New Canadians on Index Investing 10 min read.

I Make Enough Money to Live in a Minimalist House 10 min read.

7 Things Learned in My First Month of Early Retirement 10 min read.

Use Buffett’s 25/5 Technique to Prioritize Personal Goals 10 min read.

Find Your Irresistible Staircase to Early Retirement 10 min read.

Growing Up With Computers 9 min read.

Minafi 2017 Q3 Fall Investment Report 9 min read.

What is Financial Independence? 9 min read.

Why I Don’t Want to be a Landlord or Invest in Real Estate 9 min read.

How to Choose Between 401k, Taxable and Roth IRA Accounts to Optimize Taxes 9 min read.

2014 Year In Review 9 min read.

Creating an Identity Bridge for Early Retirement 9 min read.

How I Would (and Do) Invest $1 Million 9 min read.

My Favorite Books for January 2018 9 min read.

Our New $6,000 Car 9 min read.

Data Says the Millennial Early Retirement Age is 40 – Here’s How They Could Do It 9 min read.

Tracking & Forecasting Expenses with Mint, Todoist and Google Sheets 9 min read.

Understanding Your Asset Allocation with Spreadsheets and Personal Capital 9 min read.

July / August 2017 Personal Goals & Review 9 min read.

The Focused Investor 1: Alexander from Day Trading Z Robots vs. Human Traders 8 min read.

I Just Sold My Used Car for $150,000+ FI Dollars 8 min read.

Spotlight Your Potential with Keystone Habits 8 min read.

The Focused Investor 4 – Lily from Merry For Money on Confident Investing 8 min read.

Financial Freedom Book Review – A Guide to Retiring Early 8 min read.

2015 Year In Review 8 min read.

February 2018 Goals Review – Use Everything 8 min read.

October / November 2017 Goals & Moving Announcement! 8 min read.

My Top 10 Favorite Posts on Minafi from 2017 8 min read.

Where Are You on the FIRE Spectrum? 8 min read.

What is Your Rainy Day Project? 8 min read.

Why You Should Create a Local Bucket List 8 min read.

The Burden of Now 8 min read.

August 2020 Theme: Empty 8 min read.

My 52 Beliefs 8 min read.

Minimal Hurricane Preparation 8 min read.

The Simple Three Fund Portfolio at Vanguard 7 min read.

The 6 People Who Inspire Me The Most 7 min read.

Why I’m Loving Apartment Living After 35 Years in a House 7 min read.

A Day of FIRE – Expectation vs Reality 7 min read.

March 2018 Goals – Slow Movement 7 min read.

Commitment Devices for Minimalism and Simple Living 7 min read.

All You Need is Less 7 min read.

The Last Gift My Mom Ever Gave Me 7 min read.

Growing Kids Self-Control For $5 a Week 7 min read.

Vanguard Backdoor Roth IRA Conversion Walkthrough 7 min read.

Mutual Funds vs ETFs: What’s the Difference Between Them? 7 min read.

August / September 2017 Personal Goals & Review 7 min read.

Where Are You On The Minimalist Living Spectrum? 7 min read.

The Shockingly Scary Difference Between Healthy FIRE and Unhealthy FIRE 7 min read.

Fernweh – A Longing for Travel and Places Unseen 7 min read.

Be Mindful of False Productivity 6 min read.

All my Coworkers Just Learned about my Blog – Here’s What Happened 6 min read.

The Minafi Money Map 6 min read.

What You Should Know About Investing At Every Age From 16 to 60 6 min read.

Introducing the Minafi Salt Lake City Early Retirement Community! 6 min read.

2013 Year In Review 6 min read.

Do You Vacation or Travel? 6 min read.

What Does Financial Independence Mean to Me? Is it Just About Quitting and Retiring? 6 min read.

Avoiding the Lifestyle Inflation Trap 6 min read.

December 2017 Goal Review: Minafi Content & Settling into Salt Lake City 6 min read.

Seeking Mentors 6 min read.

How I Ended Up (And Stayed) at Code School 6 min read.

What is Your Personal Mission? 6 min read.

The Focused Investor 2: OthalaFehu on Preparing for the Worst with Precious Metals 6 min read.

Buffett’s 10/10/10 Rule For Making Financial Decisions 6 min read.

37 Inspiration Minimalism Quotes to Help You Simplify Your Life 6 min read.

Joy is a Skill, Remember to Practice It 6 min read.

Slow Minimalism 6 min read.

The Rule of 72 Calculator: How to Perform Compound Interest Calculations In Your Head 6 min read.

Why Should I Invest Now? — How To Be Brave & Start Investing 6 min read.

Exponential Growth Calculator [solve for any variable] 6 min read.

There is No Such Thing as a Minimalist Life 6 min read.

5 Steps to Change Your Default Consumption Behavior 6 min read.

401k, IRA and Roth IRA Limits for 2018 6 min read.

Earning Time 5 min read.

How to Listen to 100 Audiobooks a Year 5 min read.

The Minafi FIRE Prowess Score 5 min read.

My Reaction to the 2008 Recession and Why I Still Invest in Bonds 5 min read.

Our 7 Rules of Travel Spending 5 min read.

Lagom: Swedish Minimalism for Enough 5 min read.

January 2018 Goals Review – Minimal Investor Course Update 5 min read.

2012 Year in Review 5 min read.

How I Learned to be Less Critical of Others 5 min read.

Reduce Kitchen Clutter with The Dishwasher Challenge 5 min read.

Improve Your Focus By Setting Monthly Goals 5 min read.

What’s Your Growth Story? 5 min read.

How to Invest During a Bitcoin Bubble 5 min read.

How Tradition Tricks You Into Wanting Things You Don’t Need 5 min read.

Is FIRE A Hero’s Journey? 5 min read.

9 Songs About Money You Won’t Hear on the Radio 5 min read.

What Opinion do you Hold that Many People Would Disagree With? 4 min read.

Week in Review – December 30, 2017 4 min read.

June 2017: Monthly Goal Review 4 min read.

Challenge Yourself with Weekly Task Planning Using Todoist 4 min read.

Minimalism is Learning to Accept Losses 4 min read.

Why You Think in the Mediums Of Your Message 4 min read.

What’s a Moment Where You Felt The Most Euphoric? 4 min read.

2010 Year in Review 4 min read.

2011 Year in Review 4 min read.

July 2017: Monthly Goals 4 min read.

When Pursuing Early Retirement, You Must Be Armed With a Bag of Whys 4 min read.

Build Focus with Roosevelt Dashes 4 min read.

Handling Blame 4 min read.

Medium Journaling is Minimalism 4 min read.

Want Streaks 3 min read.

How to Declutter: My Uncluttering Manifesto 3 min read.

If You Want to Reach Your Goals, Track Your Activities 3 min read.

Living for Tomorrow vs Living for Today 3 min read.

What’s Your Weekly Spending Distribution? 3 min read.

February 2018 Goals – Use Everything 3 min read.

The Woke Investor – Investing Tips For When You’re Already Awesome 3 min read.

Why I Don’t Blog Anonymously 3 min read.

Comparison is the Thief of Joy, but How Do You Stop? 3 min read.

The Only Piece of Luggage You Need 3 min read.

Make Fewer Choices with Decision Minimalism 3 min read.

Why Minafi’s Logo is a Torii 3 min read.

January 2018 Goals – Writing Entirely Too Much! 3 min read.

Minimalist are not Nomads, but Nomads are Minimalists 3 min read.

Why Write An Interactive Guide to FIRE? 3 min read.

Simplify Your Desktop with Bartender 3 min read.

When Are You On Autopilot and Not In the Moment 3 min read.

Newspaper Mindfulness Exercise 2 min read.

Use Savings Rate as a Lifestyle Inflation Canary 2 min read.

Novelty 2 min read.

Create a Consumption Ledger 2 min read.

Write Your ‘Year in Review’ Post Now 2 min read.

Foregoing Cultural Cognizance 2 min read.

Practice Poverty 2 min read.

The Periodic Table of FIRE! [Interactive] 2 min read.

What Are You Accidentally Accumulating? 2 min read.