Jobs are like your three-year-old child – some days your job is literally the best thing in the world, and the very next day it seriously tests your patience. WTF, you were doing so well! Jobs are fragile things. They come and go. Sometimes they are the best things ever, and other times they suck … Continue reading Love work, not your job
You know how awesome it is to not be important? To be that guy who comes into work every day, does his job and goes home? The guy who never volunteers for additional work, never has his nose up the ass of his superiors, the guy who couldn’t seem to care any less about the next … Continue reading The awesomeness of not being important
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 … Continue reading Financial independence for the non-early retiree
Good morning and happy Wednesday! Today, I bring you a guest post from a newer blogger in the Personal Finance blogosphere, Cody from Dollar Habits. He and I have something in common – we both hate the idea of working until 65. Cody, take it away! Limited Exposure to Early Retirement Growing up, I didn’t have … Continue reading Working ’til retirement scares me to death
I’m reading a book called Essentialism. It’s the manuscript for simplifying your life and removing much of the bullshit that clutters our minds and distracts us from those things that are truly important. No organization I’ve worked for has done this. At all. If you’ve ever read anything by Tim Ferriss, you already know the … Continue reading Every company I’ve worked for fails the Essentialism test
Hard work. It’s great in theory, but the years I spent meandering my way through corporate America taught me that success very rarely resembles the fluffy fairy-tale idea that success comes to those who “work hard”. Or even “smart“. More times than not, success comes to those who ask for it. If you think that … Continue reading The super secret key to success: Ask!
The closer I get to early retirement, the tougher it becomes to wait for it. Virtually every day, I am conscious of the fact that I’m still “going to work”, even though I am close to the end. I am still working, checking email, writing reports, answering phone calls. It’s still happening. I know the end … Continue reading Honey, would you be mad if I just go ahead and quit now?
While my time working a full-time job is slowly drawing to a close, I will never forget the lessons I learned meandering my way through the “grind”. The fact is corporate America was not what I had expected it to be coming out of college. In some ways, it was better, but in others, not … Continue reading 7 things I learned working in corporate America
I spend a lot of time writing about the virtues of early retirement from full-time work and enjoying my days without a schedule, drinking coffee outside of our Airstream at 9am and pondering what the hell I’m going to do that day. That’s mainly because I derive very little satisfaction out of my job. In … Continue reading It is okay to love your job! Really, it is!
I had finally done it. After working a few years on the east coast to establish my career straight out of college, I got an amazing opportunity to move out west – to Arizona, where I truly wanted to live. And so I moved, and life was damn great. This was back in 2007, and … Continue reading What a layoff at work taught me about jobs