For several years, I kept a blog about our eating, reading, and writing adventures.   Posts are still available at:

Eating Reading Writing


There are numerous blogs we follow on personal finance, lifestyle, travel, and food.  Some sites are heavily visited and commercial/professional weblogs, and others are smaller and much more personal.

We look at this list and are struck by how eclectic it is.  Perhaps it’s because we are very keen on financial independence and retiring early (FIRE), but not always at the expense of the occasional forays into living the good life, travel, and enjoying arte far niente (art of doing nothing), preferably in France or Italy.

No worries though.  We have our eyes firmly on the prize of reaching FIRE before our countdown clock shows “0.”  Then, we hope to share what we do with all our days AFTER we retire!

(There are other blogs which were helpful to us, but many of them have stopped posting new articles and thus no longer on our “active” list, including Early Retirement Extreme and Living a FI: A Geek’s Guide to Financial Independence.)  


Mr. Money Mustache

Go Curry Cracker!

Can I Retire Yet

James Collins: jlcollinsnh

Mad FIentist

Financial Samurai

Early Retirement Extreme


The Escape Artist

Simple Living in Suffolk

Sex, Health, Money, Death: The Four Horsemen of the Middle Aged Apocalypse

Live and Invest Overseas


Art of Exploration

Our French Dream

Frenchless in France

Manger: Mimi Thorisson

David Lebovitz: Living the Sweet Life in Paris


2 Responses to Blogs

  1. JL Collins says:

    Hi Julie and Will…

    Thanks for having jlcollinsnh on your blogroll!

    Would you be interested in reviewing my upcoming book?

    If so, post a comment on my blog here:
    and I’ll send you an advance copy of the manuscript and details.



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