How to address the “what if” scenarios of early retirement

Remember my retirement renaissance article that got picked up by Business Insider a few months ago? I wrote about how fascinating the comments get when early retirement goes mainstream, but even within the finance community, things aren’t always as encouraging as you might expect. For example, check out this forum post about that article over on … Continue reading How to address the “what if” scenarios of early retirement

Financial independence is not just for the “rich” or wealthy

A few weeks ago we received a comment to our September budget article from a young reader who was impressed with our plan of financial independence and early retirement, but quickly grew disappointed once she saw our relatively high income. It is true that my wife and I enjoy a fairly high level of income, … Continue reading Financial independence is not just for the “rich” or wealthy

How to master your early retirement lifestyle: Part 2

In the first post in this series, we discussed the essential elements of mastering your finances.  We briefly discussed the Trinity Study and the 4% safe withdrawal rate, and we took a hypothetical $800,000 investment portfolio and determined that withdrawing 6% every year leaves $48,000 to be spent.  In today’s post, let’s talk more about determining … Continue reading How to master your early retirement lifestyle: Part 2