Retire early


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Meghan and Harry to retire from royalty. What does that even mean?

So you heard your favorite royals are retiring to become financially independent...
Jan 9·4 min read
How to Retire

Unhappy in early retirement? 7 things to try before you even think of going back to work.

Seven simple steps for beating “retirement remorse”
Dec 27, 2019·9 min read
How to Retire

How to retire early—the healthy way

If your health, or the environment’s health, is important to you, consider retiring early.
Dec 3, 2019·5 min read
In Retirement

How to become a smart calculated risk taker

Smart and calculated risks take practice, and the more risks that you take, the smarter you become at doing the ones with the highest upside.
Apr 19, 2019·11 min read
Retire early

How smart does one need to be to retire early?

Occasionally, I like to re-read some of my older posts from the blog. This little "gem" was written during my second full month blogging - way back in December of 2014. It's a little rough around the edges. I hadn't yet found my voice . I wasn't quite as confident. And, I was still working a full-time job, though my wife and I were very much on our way toward financial independence and early retirement. Today, I'm repost
Nov 28, 2018·4 min read
In Retirement

He nearly drove through a funnel cloud, then ended his career

The other day, I got a remarkable email from one of my readers. He told me a story of when he nearly drove right into a funnel cloud in the wee hours of the morning in his semi truck, nearly ending his life. Luckily, he managed to only end his career, not his life. Online, he goes by the pseudonym "wolverine307" - or, Wolverine for the rest of this post. In the late 90s and early 2000s, he was an off and on OTR (Over The Road) truck driver. He drove thousands of miles transporting stuff from h
Oct 2, 2018·4 min read
In Retirement

That time I almost bought Rockstar Finance

By now, most of the industrialized world (okay, at least the personal finance community) knows that J. Money sold Rockstar Finance to John from ESI Money . But, a lot of you may not know that I had put in an offer to buy the site as well. First, let me plainly state that I believe Jay made the right decision. John's an incredibly successful business guy who knows the personal finance community extremely well. There are no better hands to take over Rockstar Finance than Jo
Dec 20, 2017·4 min read
In Retirement

You know you're ready to retire early if...

It has been nine months since I called it quits from work. A full-term pregnancy. It's been a wild ride, and I've learned quite a bit about what it takes to actually turn early retirement into a reality. You gotta be a special kind of person. Throughout these pages, I try to make one thing very clear: Early retirement is not for everyone. My goal with this blog isn't to convince anyone that early retirement is "the way to go". It won't be for all people. And, that's okay. The fact is most people
Sep 18, 2017·6 min read
How to Think

What grade school teaches us about our future

If you like to learn (and since you're reading this blog, the answer is definitely "YES"), then grade school was where it was at. Go back to school next year with another $50k in your investment portfolio; or hell, if you don't yet have a retirement account, open one.
Jun 23, 2017·4 min read
How to Retire

How to address the "what if" scenarios of early retirement

Remember my retirement renaissance a few months ago? I wrote about how fascinating the comments get when early retirement goes mainstream, but even within the finance community, things aren't always as encouraging as you might expect. For example, check out this forum post [http://boards.
Feb 29, 2016·6 min read
How to Retire

My retirement Renaissance: A journey from insane spending to retirement saving

From a life of excess to a life of investments and savings, I shaved years off of my working life and found out how to enjoy the simply things in life. Stress free and retirement looming, this 33-year old is one happy camper.
Nov 19, 2014·5 min read