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How to Retire

My name is Steve, and I just retired at the age of 35

It’s pretty damn surreal right now. I have achieved my ultimate goal. As of this year, I am done with full-time work. Like, “done” done. Unless something absolutely catastrophic happens, I will never set foot in an office again as a member of their full-time work staff. That’s it, and at the age of 35, I’m free. Best damn Christmas gift ever. My 401k is stacked, and now I am free to pursue everything that I’ve always wanted to pursue but felt like I couldn’t due to the amount of time it takes t
Dec 27, 2016·7 min read
How to Retire

Why I refused to take a sabbatical and quit instead

When I told my boss that I am quitting in December to travel, he suggested taking a sabbatical instead of quitting outright. Perhaps a sane person would have accepted the sabbatical. I, however, did not.
Dec 7, 2016·4 min read
Lifestyles

Joe's life-changing 2,200 mile hike along Appalachian Trail

How about a trek along the 2,200 mile Appalachian Trail to become a part of the 25% who actually complete the monumental feat? Yes, all of it. The whole damn thing.
Dec 7, 2015·5 min read
How to Retire

Our Next Life series: Part 4 - Making the move!

In Our Next Life part 4, we should have our rental home sold. Both my wife and I are nearing the end of our working careers. It's the fall of 2016 and everything is coming together. Hopefully we've found our new home on wheels, detailed in part 3.
Sep 11, 2015·3 min read
How to Retire

Our Next Life series: Part 3 - Picking our next home

In Our Next Life part 2, my wife and I have decided to sell or give away nearly all of our possessions, including our home, buy an RV, and live for years traveling the country and enjoying life on the road with our two rescued dogs.
Sep 9, 2015·4 min read
How to Retire

Our Next Life series: Part 2 - Selling almost everything we have

Part 2 - selling. The ol' job that I never particularly enjoyed will be done by the end of 2016, along with my wife's. Now, the rest of our lives can begin...lives of travelers and explorers, lives out in nature after trading out our 1600 sqft house with a pool for a 200 sqft aluminum tube - an Airstream.
Sep 7, 2015·5 min read
How to Retire

Our Next Life series: Part 1 - Quitting!

Welcome to the first exciting installment of the 4-part article series "Our Next Life". In many ways, I was on top of the world. Nothing could touch me. Move out of the way, world, because I'm coming through.
Sep 4, 2015·6 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

Putting happiness first: Meet Jason Fieber - he quit his full time job at 32 and now writes

Jason Fieber's inspirational story of self improvement strikes at the heart of just how possible it is to quit the rat race and focus on your life's true calling once and for all.
Nov 24, 2014·5 min read