Financially speaking, there’s a whole lot of goodness that has gone down in our household over the past year. I mean, seriously life-altering shit that prepared my wife and me to achieve financial independence and retire before I reached the age of 40 36 35. Things are happening quickly for us and I think that … Continue reading The 3 most critical steps to retire early
I’ll be honest, I don’t want a career. I am just not seeing the good in working for 30 or 40 years for nameless corporations in pursuit of a fancy title, a big salary or influence. Ever since my wife and I decided to retire early, our pursuits have become significantly more short term. 30 … Continue reading I am not looking for a career, and here’s why
It probably won’t take readers long to realize that my wife and I keep switching things up in our lives. As circumstances change and our financial situation morphs and twists, we try to be flexible enough to adjust to life’s ever-changing nuggets of fun. This time, it’s our FI date, and things are getting even … Continue reading Our financial independence date, new and improved
Of all the questions that I get asked by others who know our plan to retire early, there is one question that keeps standing out as far and away my favorite. Almost like clockwork, when the subject of early retirement comes up, the talk eventually leads to: “I could never retire early; I’d be so … Continue reading I could never retire early, I’d be so bored!
Let’s face it – the large majority of Americans know how to retire young. Most of us know that to retire significantly before our 60s, we must save our money rather than spend it. Ultimately, it is the accumulation of wealth that enables us to quit our jobs and live out the rest of our lives in jobless bliss. Truthfully, this isn’t rocket science.
Many-a-finance article, especially through our mainstream media, publish seemingly helpful tips and techniques to help you retire before you hit 60. Things like savings and investing in the stock market, utilizing your company’s 401k plans, generally not spending on shit that nobody really needs. Same stuff, different day…over and over again. Almost never anything new. Continue reading “Want to retire young? Believe it or not, you already know how it is done”
I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest and focused towards financial independence and early retirement. Within these pages, I preach mercilessly about frugal non-ridiculous living, minimizing expenses and downsizing your stuff. But yet, I somehow can’t help myself but completely support a woman’s lavish lifestyle on-board a luxury cruise liner. A … Continue reading Would you pay $164k a year to live on a cruise ship? This woman would!
This website is a lot of things, but it is definitely not a resource for learning how to “get rich quick”. Why? Not only is getting rich “quick” an idea that was generated purely for revenue by clever marketing geniuses at publishing factories, it also flies squarely against every principle that early retirement stands for. Never assume … Continue reading Income vs. Savings: The epic battle