You can plan all you want for a life in retirement, but the change still comes with a sudden force that you won't be ready for. If you've spent over twenty years in Corporate America like I did, you get grooved in hard to a … [Read more...] about You Can Retire Early, But Never Stop Being Useful
What's it been, almost four months since I left the Corporate Beast? I thought it'd be easy to jump back into writing blog posts with a sudden void in my calendar. It turns out there are lots of things to distract an early … [Read more...] about News Flash: Early Retirement Doesn’t Suck
It finally happened. I retired from Corporate America last Monday. A big sigh first -- "Ahhh..." And of course, "WOO HOO!!!" If you followed this blog for any stretch, you'd get the impression I would waffle in my cubicle … [Read more...] about I Have Retired!
We have two kids about to turn 10 in less than a year. One is a girl, the other a boy (twins - no, not identical.) Having one of each is amazing. Disparate gender kids widen the scope of our parental responsibilities in … [Read more...] about How to Renovate a Small House Without Going Broke
For most college students, credit won’t be a topic that’s too high up on their list of priorities. And it’s true, there are more important things to worry about during this time of your life – but understanding this … [Read more...] about What Students Need to Know About Credit
Quiet Quitting is all the rage now. You've put in a few hours of actual work for the day, now it's time to sit back, do a little online shopping, take a nap, go for a walk, or take a two-hour lunch. And not just on Fridays … [Read more...] about What Are the Pros and Cons of Quiet Quitting?
What if you were on the cusp of leaving cubicle life behind, only to stumble upon this question: If you could save thousands of lives through effective charitable giving, would you delay retirement? At first, this scenario … [Read more...] about Should I Keep Working in Order to GiveWell?
Last year I made one of those epic money mistakes that leave you embarrassed and humbled, practically curling up in a fetal ball under a table. This is the story of how I messed up our Vanguard Roth IRA conversion in 2021. … [Read more...] about How I Messed Up Our Vanguard Roth IRA Conversion
If you're familiar with Midwest winters, you know how hard it can be to motivate yourself to get exercise outdoors. When there's ice everywhere, the wind chill is 20 below, and even the dogs won't go out, it's home gym … [Read more...] about Should I Buy a Peloton? 5 Reasons to Give It a Spin
Although the last three or four weeks have been nothing short of crazy for this part-time blogger and full-time corporate animal. The wages of promotions are death, as the saying goes… Welcome to a post that explores … [Read more...] about Is THIS the Best of All Work Life Balance Books?