What is Quiet Quitting? It's 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 … [Read more...] about What Is Quiet Quitting? (Hint: It’s Not for Slackers)
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If early retirement isn't in the cards at this point in your journey, these posts can offer insights on how to make the most of this important time in your life.
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?
Sitting in the basement all day doesn't sound all that great, but as a new telecommuter, I'll take it! The alternative is getting stuck in commutes, scavenging for parking spots, and paying too much for average corporate … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of Telecommuting
A lot has changed in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for the fortunate who can work from home. This post explores a first-world problem that's a matter of "counting one's blessings" rather than whining about … [Read more...] about Experiments in Work Life Balance During a Pandemic
One of the obvious trade-offs with financial independence ("FI") is you work your tail off for some time to achieve leisure time later. A lot of folks fall into the trap of chasing more and more $$ and material things, and … [Read more...] about How to Master Time Management in Retirement
I've got a new boss and it's not working out the way I'd hoped. This post tackles a serious career future indecision as early retirement lurks just around the corner. After several years of working for incredible humans, you … [Read more...] about Career Indecision Is Driving Me Nuts! I Blame My New Boss
The weekend. We look forward to these two days of recurring freedom more than just about anything else. We've worked a long week and earned two days to recover. After some well-deserved R&R, Sunday evening rolls around … [Read more...] about Monday Scaries: Avoiding the Dread of Another Workweek
What's all the fuss about personal finance blog transparency? On occasion, I scrounge five minutes from life to read other blogs. It's not easy to keep up with the blogging Joneses, not when you work full time and have a … [Read more...] about Blog Transparency: My Reckoning on Privilege and Opportunity
Bad bosses are a part of life. It’s almost a prerequisite for existence in today’s society, where holding a job is pretty much required, and for a decent part of one’s life. Countless bosses who bully are lurking among us. … [Read more...] about How to Deal With Bad Bosses (and Avoid Becoming One)
And so, it happened. Finally. Got a promotion. I am stoked. It feels good to be appreciated and acknowledged for all the hard work and persistence. Here's the catch - yours truly is angling for early retirement. Now I'm left … [Read more...] about How Getting Promoted Delays Retirement Plans