Don’t think early retirement is possible? Okay, you may have a point

If you push through the vitriol inherent in some of the anti-early retirement propaganda that permeates mainstream media, you eventually make your way down to a few arguments against the concept of retiring early that do make sense. In this post, I’m going to take the top three most common legitimate arguments made against early … Continue reading Don’t think early retirement is possible? Okay, you may have a point

The “Holy shit, what am I doing?” side to early retirement

A few weeks ago, I read a post about the feels of early retirement and how strange they’ve turned out to be. The closer you get to early retirement, the more anxious you become. More nervous. More fearful. Not, as you might expect, more excited. The gist? Our emotional state leading into early retirement is … Continue reading The “Holy shit, what am I doing?” side to early retirement

What’s your money’s purpose? No one ever got rich by saving money

It’s got to ruffle your feathers, doesn’t it? Those people who say that saving money isn’t how you get rich; how to retire early. “No one ever got rich by saving money”, they say. How dare they. After all, saving money is what we personal finance and early retirement bloggers write so much about. We … Continue reading What’s your money’s purpose? No one ever got rich by saving money

How to ER: 5 easy habits early retirees practice everyday

The habits of early retirees tend to be profoundly powerful, yet strangely simple. We all know that early retirees “save money” – that goes without saying. But what else? And how many of these lifestyle techniques could be picked up and mastered by anyone? Probably more than you think. These habits work, and work well. We practice … Continue reading How to ER: 5 easy habits early retirees practice everyday