Browsing tag: Early retirement

After six months of early retirement…

Published July 3, 2017   Posted in In Retirement

I retired from full-time work six months ago. Imagine that, a whole half year. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but I’m damn near half way toward the anniversary of another year gone by since birth without a job. Amazing to think about if you ask me. Let me plainly state that I […]

Financial independence for the non-early retiree

Published June 15, 2017   Posted in How to Think

What if I have no plans to retire early? Is financial independence all that important then? In fact, why should I give a damn about this whole FI thing if I love my job and am perfectly okay working into my 60s doing something that brings a smile to my face? Because some day, your job […]
The only real regret I have after retiring early is that I didn’t do it sooner. This freedom is amazing. But, I would be lying if I said that everything’s working out exactly as I had anticipated. It has not. In fact, I’ve learned quite a bit about myself since calling it quits. For example, […]
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 […]

7 things those who will never retire say

Published May 23, 2016   Posted in Having some fun

“Lifers” say the darndest things. Those who will spend their entire productive lives robotically commuting into a cold and dreary office tend not to let themselves accept the possibility of retiring early. After all, it’s hard. It requires a lot. Or something… Here are some of my favorite “lifer” quotes and, of course, my response […]

The game show logic behind early retirement

Published March 30, 2016   Posted in Having some fun

Pretend that you are a contestant on a game show, and the host presents you with three doors. Behind one of the doors is a giant man-sized check for $1,000,000. Steaming piles of manure sit behind the other two, relentlessly festering a gawd-awful stench. The host then instructs you to pick one of the doors – A, […]
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 […]
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, […]
One of the more interesting aspects of early retirement and financial independence is when the concept goes mainstream online. The comments that these articles get are typically very, very negative through traditional media outlets, and I think that it demonstrates so vividly how tough it is for many among us to consider another way of life. […]
Hey guys and gals, I have a challenge for ya! We are all used to writing so much on our blogs that I thought it might be fun to get out of our comfort zones a bit and instead record a one minute soundbite about our retirement plans. Basically, your story in one minute. Here, […]