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Why We Cut the Cord

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why we cut the cord

We’ve had a DirecTV satellite dish attached to our house for over 15 years. And during that time we’ve enjoyed a good working relationship with DirecTV. In fact, they were my favorite service provider. Whenever our bill increased, I’d give them a call and they’d give us discounts that kept our payment reasonable. (We had […]

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Home at Last

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Trilogy Vistancia

Our journey began in April 2019. We have finally taken possession of our new home located in Trilogy Vistancia. We couldn’t be more excited about our new home! We love its picturesque setting which features an expansive wash in the back and a wide swath of green space in the front. Mountain views abound. But […]

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2019 Retire Hoppy Year in Review

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Retire Hoppy

As year end approaches, it’s time to review accomplishments and opportunities to improve the content we produce – blog posts, podcasts, newsletters and videos. Our goal is to make FIREwalkers a valuable source of information and inspiration. For more about FIREwalkers, check out our FAQs. Before diving in, I want to take a moment to […]

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Who Wants to Own a Dying Golf Course?

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dying golf course

We are on the verge of inheriting a problem that afflicts Homeowners Associations across the U.S. – what to do about dead and dying gold courses. As we prepare to move into Trilogy at Vistancia, we just received notice that the builder is offering to sell their golf course to the Home Owners Association (first […]

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Why Selling a House is Stressful

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selling a house is stressful

We’re in the process of selling our home and moving to a new house in December. Between the two events – selling and buying – there is a clear winner when it comes to which is more stressful. Selling our home is by far more stressful. I was surprised to learn that neither selling nor […]