Last weekend in Idaho, I got curious about how bad folks want early retirement. Would you sacrifice your lifestyle (and possibly your health) for a period of time to guarantee early retirement? The question, which I asked on Twitter as well as the Rockstar Forums, was simple: Would you work 60+ hour weeks for two … Continue reading Would you work 60+ hour weeks for two years if it meant immediate retire?
I was 32, and in a single day, I got an opportunity to jump several layers of management – to go from a common staff member writing software to the Director of Information Technology. This was seriously humbling in an “I’m a badass” kind of way. That morning, I went to work as I always … Continue reading What it’s like to manage people twice your age
Good morning and happy Wednesday! Today, I bring you a guest post from a newer blogger in the Personal Finance blogosphere, Cody from Dollar Habits. He and I have something in common – we both hate the idea of working until 65. Cody, take it away! Limited Exposure to Early Retirement Growing up, I didn’t have … Continue reading Working ’til retirement scares me to death
In part one of the Work Experience, I talked about my first job. I was 15 and wanted extra cash, and I was willing to do just about anything. And honestly, I HAD to do just about anything; 15 year olds don’t have marketable skills. At least I didn’t. I spent the majority of my … Continue reading The work experience: Moving on to sales and beyond
As we drove, I remember thinking about a void in my life. It was a powerful feeling, one that ultimately kick-started what I like to call my “work experience”. Earning paychecks. I was 15 at the time, the age where kids were permitted to work in my state. The void I felt was real and … Continue reading The work experience: In the beginning