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?
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.
Dreaming of the legendary FIRE - Financial Independence and Early Retirement? For Generation X early retirement is coming sooner by making this simple tweak.
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
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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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.
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?
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...
Outrage has become a national sport. Public shamings are back in fashion. And both are permanently viral. It’s exhausting. This way out...
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...
Baby Boomers steered the parenting ship into some titanic-sized icebergs. See if you can uncringe from these Boomer parenting mistakes...
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
Is Generation X curious, still? When we’re curious, we’re happier, healthier and social. But curiosity declines with age. So use it or lose it. Here’s how…
Feel like something's not right in your life? Or worse, nothing's right? Figuring out the root cause can be tough. What if there's an answer sheet for life?
Generation X is adopting pleasure-producing technologies en masse. And there’s much more to come. But are they making us happier?
When the Zombie Apocalypse comes, survivalists will scramble to assemble the best Zombie-slashing team possible. Will your generation be a first draft pick?
There's no easy way to teach your kids how to live a bold, curious and adventurous life, without falling off the edge. I hope this heartfelt letter helps...