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How to Retire

Your job vs. your work: Retirement police, listen up!

Retirement police. To some, you can't be retired if you're making money by doing work. Doing work, after all, is what people do "for a living", and therefore, if you do work post-retirement, you're not actually retired. You're still making a living!
Aug 26, 2015·5 min read
How to Save

As the stock market slides, remember long haul victory

If you're paying any attention to the stock market this week, then you are probably aware of its sharp slide over the past several days, sending the Dow plunging 300+ points for two straight days and down 4% this week alone.
Aug 22, 2015·1 min read
How to Think

Jobs are funny things, and so is quitting!

Throughout my career, I've worked for a variety of jobs. Fresh out of college as an eager young lad, I started in a huge 70,000+ person multi-national corporation. I then worked for a small, 30-ish person startup before quitting and joining a not-for-profit organization in the healthcare industry. And today, I work for a startup-turned-big-boy-company who considers itself a prestigious place to work, hiring only the "best of the best".
Aug 17, 2015·5 min read
DIY

Make cheap, kick-butt picture frames that look like clipboards

If you are like me, you love free stuff. But if you can't get free, an inexpensive do-it-yourself project might be the next best thing, and that is just what my wife and I did over the weekend to come up with some truly nice looking picture frames that look just like clipboards.
Jul 27, 2015·3 min read
Financial independence

Downsizing my photo equipment? What?!?

Well, I finally did it. In the name of both frugality and minimalism (and maybe a little thinking ahead), I decided to officially buy into a camera system that is significantly smaller, lighter and easier to carry with me than my current - and much-beloved, Nikon-based camera system.
May 27, 2015·4 min read
Consumerism

Lookie there! Stats prove American ridiculousness

Is it any wonder why the average retirement age in the United States has crept up past the 60 year old mark (62 according to Gallup)? If the stats that were graciously put together all in one spot from Becoming Minimalist are any clue, then this retirement phenomenon, unfortunately, should come as no surprise.
May 18, 2015·4 min read
Financial independence

Our amazing world: Last night's halo

I went out into the backyard with my dog to check things out - again, nothing. I suppose it was a false alarm. But, just as I was about to call it a night and return to our comfy couch, I looked up and saw something amazing. It was one of the biggest, brightest and beautiful halos around the moon that I've ever had the privilege of witnessing.
Mar 30, 2015·2 min read
etsy

Using Etsy to generate passive income

A couple weeks ago, I opened up a store on Etsy - one of the Internet's most-visited creative selling services - to start getting my hands wet selling some of my favorite photographs online - before retirement.
Jan 29, 2015·4 min read
How to Retire

Would you pay $164k a year to live on a cruise ship? This woman would!

For seven years, 86-year-old widow Lee Wachtstetter has called a Crystal Serenity cruise ship "home". By now, the crew on-board the ship is like family to her, and she regularly ballroom dances, attends cocktail parties and movies, lectures and other activities. And, I'm sure this woman hasn't cooked a meal for herself in years.
Jan 25, 2015·2 min read
How to Think

Why I quit my job as a high level manager

I was the boss. My hard work finally paid off. But, I wasn't happy. Nothing really changed except the people that I reported to, and they were more demanding, critical and bottom-line oriented.
Dec 18, 2014·6 min read