This year marks another increase in the contribution limit to the sometimes controversial, but "everyone's gotta have one" 401(k). In 2017, the pre-tax contribution ceiling was raised from $18,000 to $18,500. That figure gets bumped again to $19,000 on January 1st, 2019. Woo-hoo! We think... In the … [Read more...] about How Much Money Should You Save in Your 401K?
Never one to leave a stone unturned, this article explores the notion of work as a viable place to make good friends and lasting relationships. Sure, early retirement is a worthy goal and a perfectly sane course for many people. But not all of us have the option to pull-up stakes tomorrow and leave … [Read more...] about How to Create Your Tribe … AT WORK
"Alexa, can you please take all my calls and alert me if anything important comes up? I've got some early retirement to do, and I don't want to be bothered..." That's right. We own an Amazon Echo now. Another device to plug in and make our lives wayyy easier, and of course, less complicated than … [Read more...] about Why We Bought an Amazon Echo (Affiliate Links Not Included)
You must've seen this one coming. Not winter, but this post that's going to include crap about Denmark again. Apologies in advance, but I'm playing out the string on them fancy Danes once more. Let's see if we upper Midwestern and Canadian types can learn something useful, like how to … [Read more...] about How to Survive a Cold, Dark Winter
Supposedly, I'm within ten months of early retirement. Is that exciting? Sure it is! Do I have a clue what my "day-in-the-life" will be when I quit the cubicle? Sorta. But if nothing else at this stage of the journey, I'm fighting some cold feet. Keen to learn about the alternatives to early … [Read more...] about What Are the Alternatives to Early Retirement?