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Working 'til retirement scares me to death

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 many examples in my sphere of influence of anyone who retired early. My older relatives, for the most part, all worked up to the traditional retirement age be
Nov 5, 2018·5 min read
How to Think

The wisdom of financial independence without retiring early

Truthfully, it is only natural to link financial independence and early retirement together. In fact, the term "FIRE" means precisely that, Financially Independent Retire Early. I talk a lot about these two issues as if they were linked at the hip, but this article is going to be different. Much different.
Apr 6, 2018·6 min read
How to Think

The awesomeness of not being important

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 promotion or raise?
Jun 29, 2017·8 min read
How to Think

Every company I've worked for fails the Essentialism test

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. Essentialism, by Greg McKeownIf you've ever read anything by Tim Ferriss, you already know the premise. Keep meaning. Remove crap. Pick and choose ruthlessly. Only, this book wasn't written by Tim Ferriss. Greg McKeown is the mastermind beh
Mar 13, 2017·3 min read
How to Think

The super secret key to success: Ask!

Do you want success? Ask for success. Waiting for success to happen is a game that we will lose almost every time. Don't wait for things to happen TO US.
Feb 22, 2017·6 min read
How to Retire

Honey, would you be mad if I just go ahead and quit now?

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 is near, but that doesn't make these last few remaining months easier to get through, as I assumed that it would. Human nature strikes again. The closer that we get to something, the more we want
Aug 22, 2016·4 min read
How to Think

It is okay to love your job! Really, it is!

Do you love your job? Love it enough to keep doing it until 2/3rds of your life is behind you? If that answer is yes, more power to you.
Jun 20, 2016·5 min read
How to Think

What a layoff at work taught me about jobs

After working for this company for four years, I was given my official layoff notice with a month's severance package. I was completely blindsided.
Apr 4, 2016·5 min read
How to Save

How much is your job really costing you?

More times than not, our job is slowly and mercilessly killing our hourly wage by "forcing" us to spend more than we think in order to maintain that job.
Sep 23, 2015·6 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