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How to Retire

How to master your early retirement lifestyle: Part 2

Mastering your early retirement lifestyle, part 2: How much money will I need before I can quit my job? How do I calculate my safe withdrawal rate?
Oct 1, 2015·7 min read
How to Retire

How to master your early retirement lifestyle: Part 1

Welcome to the "How to master your early retirement lifestyle" article series. This series takes you on a relaxing walk through the key concepts of early retirement and how they relate to the way that you live your life.
Sep 29, 2015·8 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 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

Your job vs. your work: Retirement police, listen up!

Retirement police. To some, you can't be retired if you're making money by doing work. Doing work, after all, is what people do "for a living", and therefore, if you do work post-retirement, you're not actually retired. You're still making a living!
Aug 26, 2015·5 min read
How to Think

Do retirees need to rethink the Trinity 4% SWR rule?

It is all the rage these days to attack the Trinity 4% rule as something based on flawed research or old data that resembles nothing of today's society. The common theme among these whining articles is by using a fixed 4% withdrawal rate, you're introducing far too much risk, and our retirement stash may very well dissolve into nothingness.
Aug 24, 2015·7 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
How to Save

My wife just made $100k her bitch

Just seconds ago, my wife messaged me with information financial information - her company-sponsored 401k retirement account has finally, after months of flirting with the magical 6-figure amount, finally crested the $100k mark.
Jul 31, 2015·2 min read
How to Retire

Runaway credit destroying American retirement

It is no secret that the spending habits of traditional Americans are not all that pretty. Way too many Americans find themselves in a position where retirement seems like a lofty goal only accessible by either the old or lucky, and that most people - including them - are "regular Americans" just trying to get by in a harsh and unforgiving economy.
Mar 19, 2015·3 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
Blogging

What I look for in an early retirement blog

It seems these days, so-called "early retirement" blogs are a dime a dozen. So many blogs out there, so little time to digest them all. But quite honestly, some aren't worth the effort to digest because their main purpose is to make money.
Jan 8, 2015·3 min read
How to Think

Why I quit my job as a high level manager

I was the boss. My hard work finally paid off. But, I wasn't happy. Nothing really changed except the people that I reported to, and they were more demanding, critical and bottom-line oriented.
Dec 18, 2014·6 min read