A funny thing happened on the way to early retirement: I got fat. Grab some Oreos, have a read and you decide: Cautionary tale or a roadmap to contentment?
1600 Days to Early Retirement
We started our early retirement plan 6 years ago. Now we’re down to 1600 days! And we’re right on track for financial independence. Here’s how easy it is.
Double Your Early Retirement Savings Overnight!
Dreaming of the legendary FIRE - Financial Independence and Early Retirement? For Generation X early retirement is coming sooner by making this simple tweak.
It’s Official: Gen X is Middle Aged, So Own It
Gen X is officially in midlife. That doesn’t necessarily mean ear hair and road cycling in pornagraphically-tight lycra. Here’s how to grow old tastefully
Future of the Net: Through the Looking Glass
In the finale of our epic exploration into the future of the 'net, we brave the digital pollution once more to show how the wild e-west can be won.
How the Internet Broke our Hearts
The internet's been captured and distorted - it's departing from reality. So just stay off it, right? Problem is, it's bleeding into the real world.
Gen X Killed the Internet: How a Weed-Smoking 17th Century Philosopher Can Bring it Back
Hi folks! Sorry the posts have been a little less frequent lately. Among other things (mostly involving summer), I’ve been writing this three-part post on how the internet has gone to shit and how a long-dead radical philosopher can help fix it. In this first post we head back to 17 century Germany where we... Continue Reading →
Fuck Feelings: How to Feel Better by Feeling Less
Generation X: Fuck Feelings After 18 months intensive self improvement, and having devoured 50-odd self help books and written over 50,000 words on the subject, this Gen Xer reckons he's pretty much the same person. Sure, I had some sweet-ass wins on anger issues, am 3.6% happier, a slightly less shit parent and are set... Continue Reading →
Finally, I Understand My Teens! 3 Surprising Facts From Inside Your Teen’s Brain
Teens have a bad rep for being lazy, dopey and dramatic. Surprising new studies are showing why our teens act this way. And what we can do to help.
Break out the Tinfoil Hats: Conspiracies are Back. (And We Can’t Blame Baby Boomers this Time)
Vaccinations are out (measles are in), the climate’s not really warming and everyone’s out to get Trump! Conspiracies are back! But is Gen X to blame?
This Election, Gen X Has Had Enough! Here’s How We Can Vote Smarter
We can thank Baby Boomers for Abbott, Trump and Brexit, but Gen X is not voting too wisely either. How's how to outsmart politicians and weaponise your vote...
3 Sure-Fire Tips to Survive Your Teens
Your hormonal-psycho teen barrels down the hallway, all huffy and high-strung. You have seconds to escape. WHAT DO YOU DO? For a start, take a look at our Teen Survival Guide...
Are Outrage & Shaming the new Fear & Loathing?
Outrage has become a national sport. Public shamings are back in fashion. And both are permanently viral. It’s exhausting. This way out...
McMansion vs Inner City Living: Is Your Lifestyle Robbing Your Retirement?
We moved from the leafy inner-city to the lego land suburbs. Everything changed. And we learned the scary truth about life in the ‘burbs...
Are You Making These Boomer Parenting Mistakes?
Baby Boomers steered the parenting ship into some titanic-sized icebergs. See if you can uncringe from these Boomer parenting mistakes...
Is Travel the New Self Help?
Travel isn't just about dollar-drinks and pedicures on the beach. It’s a chance to reinvent yourself. To come home a changed person...
3 Must-Know Lessons on Early Retirement
Straight up, is Early Retirement real or not? You bet it is, but it's probably not what you're picturing. Here's the good oil on how to retire early, and stay retired.
1827 Days to Early Retirement
One year ago, Maggie and I had our Christmas Epiphany: Get off the treadmill, take some short cuts and retire early. Here's how we're doing so far...
What’s with Generation X and Pets?
The world is home to 1.5 billion cats and dogs. And each year we spend $60 billion on our furry friends. So how did we become so pet crazy?
Is Self Help Doing You More Harm Than Good?
Is Self Help Doing Generation X More Harm Than Good? This Gen Xer read 31 Self Help books this year to find out. The surprising results are in...
3 Best Travel Tips for Generation X
Gen X loves to travel! So we’ve got just the thing for you: Our 3 best travel tips specifically for Generation X.
What Extreme Sports Taught Us About Surviving Early Retirement
What do skydiving and early retirement have in common? A big come down! And, as it turns out, retiring from extreme sports has some surprising lessons for early retirees.
Life too Fast? Take our Speed of Life Quiz
Busy? Getting Busier? Try this quiz to radar-check your Speed of Life. Chances are, you're stuck in the FAST lane. Here’s how to SLOW life down.
Beyond their years…
When tragedy hit our local high school, through the helplessness and loss, we saw a generation mature beyond its years. And perhaps our last great hope…
5 Tips to Fire-Up for Fitness
Having trouble getting out of bed to exercise? Here’s my 5 top tips to help motivate Generation X to fire up for fitness and unleash the beast.