Comments on: A Picture Can Be Worth More than a Thousand Words One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bryan Wed, 09 Mar 2016 01:05:39 +0000 Thanks Joe! We were pretty relaxed. Hey, you have a big birthday coming up this year as well (old man)! 🙂

I wish you luck on your simplification plans. I know you will do it!

By: Retire by 40 Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:50:53 +0000 You both look relaxed and happy in that picture. Hopefully, you’ll get to enjoy more down time soon. 😉

By: Bryan Mon, 07 Mar 2016 22:01:45 +0000 Josh,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Welcome! 🙂

You are right, we do have many things to be grateful for. That is something I am working at as a person to recognize when those road bumps in life try to bring me down. Becoming debt free and enjoying Arizona right now are way up there on my gratitude list.

I generally look at the total cost of items until my internal justification system kicks in for those things that are really hard to justify (and I really want). The watch is a good example: it doesn’t tell time any better than a $100 watch. When I can justify it’s expense and say it only cost a couple pennies per use, certainly it must be a bargain. 🙂

Take care,

By: Josh Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:11:15 +0000 That is a 1,001 things to be thankful for from the sounds of it. Congrats on becoming debt-free & being able to enjoy those nice Arizona spring days.

I also like breaking down the cost-per-use for item. I’ve never looked at making purchases that way. Only the total price.

By: Bryan Thu, 03 Mar 2016 16:11:05 +0000 It is amazing how much a picture can reveal.

I had about another 6 points to mention but I felt we were getting “long-winded” in the article already. I didn’t want to put our readers to sleep! (Hey go to Just One More Year and read their articles – they put me right to sleep every night!) 🙂

By: Luke Fitzgerald @ FinanciallyFitz Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:53:07 +0000 One picture and I feel like a know a lot about you!! Thanks for sharing the details behind that picture!

Just a few days ago I had to go through a couple hundred pictures to see which ones to keep or throw away and, man, it’s crazy what a picture can symbolize. I’m terrible at remembering to take them, but it sure is fun to look back 10+ years later. (it’s also a pain in the butt to keep them around, though!)

By: Bryan Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:45:30 +0000 I know that for you and Tim, when you have an expensive purchase you do some serious research and look for ways to save money. You are quite creative in the deals you can find.

In other aspects of your live, you save money on the things that are not that important to you, or eliminate all together. This is the same philosophy we have! 🙂

By: Abigail @ipickuppennies Tue, 01 Mar 2016 18:37:25 +0000 Well, you’re definitely thinking a lot, not sure about *over*thinking it, though. I’m glad you got yourself a wa– timepiece. Sometimes one really good quality item is worth a splurge. Especially if you time it (no pun intended) as a present.