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How to Retire

Is that Starbucks worth another decade of working?

Combine the value of cable and your morning cup-of-Joe and you’re treading in the neighborhood of $1 million in lost wealth over 40 years because of these temporary pleasures. $1 million!
Sep 24, 2018·4 min read
In Retirement

If you don't think early retirement is possible, you may have a point

If you push through the vitriol inherent in some of the anti-early retirement propaganda that permeates mainstream media, you eventually make your way down to a few arguments against the concept of retiring early that do make sense. In this post, I'm going to take the top three most common legitimate arguments made against early retirees, such as myself , and try my very best not to be an asshole in my response. Think I can do it? Let's see.
Sep 14, 2018·8 min read
In Retirement

I don't believe in early retirement

I don't believe in early retirement because the term "early retirement" just doesn't tell the whole story. It never does.
Sep 13, 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
In Retirement

8 not-so-extreme and non-ridiculous principles of early retirement

What if I told you that the principles of early retirement aren't all that "extreme"? If your goal is to retire early, you've probably already discovered this remarkable truth. 
Apr 4, 2018·9 min read
In Retirement

The thing that surprised me the most about early retirement

I've had an early retirement surprise or two. The only real regret I have after retiring early is that I didn't do it sooner. This freedom is amazing. But, I would be lying if I said that everything's working out exactly as I had anticipated. It is not. In fact, I've learned quite a bit about myself since calling it quits. For example, I am not nearly as tired throughout the day as I used to be. Truthfully, I'm more frightened by this realiza
Feb 16, 2018·5 min read
In Retirement

This extreme cyclist retired early before it was a thing

In 2002, Al Brody retired early at the age of 43. Before personal finance made its way into the blogosphere, without finance-related apps that so many of us use today to help us save, this Air Force Lieutenant Colonel called it quits to pursue a life of freedom and happiness. And a ton of cycling. This article contains a couple affiliate links. Using those links throws a few quarters in my pocket at no additional cost to you. Here's my disclosure . I met
Dec 21, 2017·4 min read
In Retirement

Performance review: One year anniversary of early retirement

In December of 2016, I officially called it quits from full-time work . Hopefully, forever. I remember my last day vividly - I did virtually nothing that was work-related. My manager allowed me to ride out the last day on the company's overhead budget to free up some project money, and away I went. I took a few moments to reflect on what was happening. I had done it. Finally. After all those months of saving and investing, through all those time
Dec 13, 2017·6 min read
Guest Posts

Would you delay early retirement to travel? This couple would!

Happy Friday, one and all! Today, I have a guest post from a couple who are just a few short years away from early retirement. But instead of charging through to the finish line, they are taking a gap year and delaying retirement. I love their style! Imagine this scenario: You're a healthy, young couple with a decent income and some good financial habits. You discovered the world of financial independence and early retirement not long after starting your jobs at age 23 and have been saving aggre
Oct 13, 2017·8 min read
In Retirement

How early retirement turns into an emotional roller coaster

With early retirement, the emotional side leading up to it was strange. The closer you get, the more anxious you become. Nervous. Fearful. Why?
Oct 2, 2017·5 min read
In Retirement

What's your money's purpose? No one ever got rich by saving money

It's got to ruffle your feathers, doesn't it? Those people who say that saving money isn't how you get rich; how to retire early. "No one ever got rich by saving money", they say. How dare they. After all, saving money is what we personal finance and early retirement bloggers write so much about. We fill the digital airwaves with wickedly creative "hacks" to save a buck or two with virtually everything we do. Like going out to eat. Or shopping in bulk. Or refusing warranties [https://thinksaver
Sep 25, 2017·6 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