Comments on: We Turned 50 Today! One couple's story of escaping 9 to 5 until 65 Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:22:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: Abigail @ I Pick Up Pennies Tue, 03 Nov 2015 19:10:55 +0000 As long as you remind me closer to the date, it sounds good!

By: Bryan Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:58:18 +0000 I agree with you ARB in the fact that a blog is a great outlet for expressing our thoughts and opinions. Every time I re-read one of your rants it puts a smile on my face. I know how good it feels to put the words into an article and get the subject off my mind.

Blogging does weed out the quitters. Some of the bloggers I have followed are posting far less content then they did in the past. A couple have gone months with no activity and one has not posted since January. I think that is how it goes with many things in live. The old bell curve for product launch, adoption, maturity, and then decline. I do often wonder if I will be blogging 5 years from now.

I know one thing for sure, 5 years from now I won’t regret this experience.

Take care ARB!

By: Bryan Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:50:06 +0000 Congratulations on your milestone of 7 years! That is a long time blogging – as compared to the rest of us in this space. I agree with you, it is nice to have a soap box to rant about whatever subject we feel like ranting about.

Hey, I do plan on meeting you and Tim at some point. We will be in the Phoenix area the first weekend of December. Maybe we could meet then?

By: Bryan Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:46:09 +0000 Thanks FV and I appreciate you following us!

These darn blogs do keep you accountable, don’t they. The post I have coming out this Thursday might have people scratching their heads as to exactly how frugal are we. 🙂

By: ARB Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:55:37 +0000 The accountability angle is pretty important. I can’t wimp out and ask to be demoted from a licensed banker back to a regular one if it all became too hard. I’d either have to lie to my readers perpetually or explain to everybody what happened.

It also keeps you accountable in what information you put there. I am active on Reddit under the same name, and I make sure that I know what I’m talking about when I answer someone’s banking questions. Putting false information there.or on my blog eliminates my credibility right away. Credibility is like trust; takes a long time to build and an instant to destroy.

But having a blog is a great outlet. You could tell by my writing what a stress reliever it is. It gives you the chance to vent, to throw on digital paper things you would never say aloud, and it gives you the ability to sort of validate your feelings feel like it’s not just you. It gives you the ability to learn new ideas and bounce you own off others. And it gives you a place to make new friends that you would have never have made.

And it definitely weeds out the quitters. I’ve been doing this for almost a year and, well, I’m not exactly Pat Flynn yet. And it certainly talked up your free time. I haven’t played a video game in almost nine months. I’ve been a hardcore gamer since I was five! It would sound bad if I didn’t enjoy blogging as much as I do.

I couldn’t imagine NOT being the Angry Retail Banker five years from now.

Happy 50, Bryan!

ARB–Angry Retail Banker

By: Abigail @ipickuppennies Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:24:26 +0000 Congrats! I passed my 7-year back in May. It’s kind of insane since I thought I’d get bored after a month or two.

I think I mainly keep it up because it makes a (little) money, the support I get and it’s a good place to rant to someone other than Tim. But probably the biggest thing is the support — which simultaneously strokes my ego. So win-win.

By: Financial Velociraptor Fri, 30 Oct 2015 14:10:50 +0000 Gogogogo! I like the accountability angle. I use a weekly weight update on my own blog to keep me motivated to stay on diet.