Behold, my fellow readers - my first installment of what I am calling the "State
of Our Retirement" (SoOR) address, where I briefly give you fine people the
low-down on what's happening and where we are in our drive towards financial
independence and retirement from full-time work.
It has been an amazing year thus far, and my wife and I have finally come to the
conclusion that what we're doing is, well, fairly extreme. We don't personally
feel our new lifestyle is all that extreme, but compared It was time. After months (years?) of planning, crunching the numbers, talking
strategy and examining our options, we finally have a solid plan in place, and
it was now time for my wife to drop the bombshell on her boss. Come February,
You may be wondering: why break the news a year early? She works with a very
small team that does a very specific and specialized engineering task. It is
exceedingly difficult to find the right people with the right skillset to do
what she does. The prWelcome 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.