A lot of people do the right thing and make early, financial retirement plans. They put money back in the form of savings, IRAs, and investment portfolios. When the big day came, they got their office party, their gold watch, … [Read more...] about Living Large: How Retirees Can Make the Most of Their Golden Years
The ultimate collection of articles designed to motivate you to begin your early retirement journey today! Topics combine a mix of personal finance and a heavy dose of lifestyle wisdom. Check out articles on Semi-Retirement, How to build a million dollar net worth in a single decade, and also learn about the pitfalls to avoid in retirement, like boredom. Set your goals and retire early!
Many people hardly think of retirement until they reach 50 and above. It should not be the case since you may find yourself in early retirement. Retirement is something to always put close to your heart in anticipation that … [Read more...] about How to Manage Your Post-Retirement Budget
Retirement should be easy. After all, it is a reward for a job well done and a life well-lived. You have earned a break. And you should be the one to define the parameters of that break. One would assume there isn’t much left … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time to Retire?
If you have taken steps to build savings at a young age, retiring early may seem like a dream you wished for. However, retiring at the age of 30s to 50s often leads to problems that can derail for decades to come. Some … [Read more...] about 10 Things to Do When You Retire Early
In recent years, the so-called F.I.R.E. movement (along with the lesser-known SemiFIRE movement) has become very popular among people who want to chart their own journeys through life. Short for "Financial Independence, … [Read more...] about 6 Career Paths to Help You with F.I.R.E.
You have put in your time in the corporate world. You have accomplished most of your goals and it is time to retire. You have earned a nice, long break from the rat race. But the world is not done with you. And there is a … [Read more...] about Retired? Here Are Some Industries That Can Use Someone Like You
More than any other time, senior citizens still drive. Hey, as long as they can pass the test, age doesn’t matter. Besides, a lot of elderly individuals love their independence, something a car provides. But because car … [Read more...] about A Quick Retirement and Auto Insurance Explanation
For those who have recently reached retirement age, staying occupied, and keeping the brain healthy are two significant concerns. Thankfully, multiple studies have connected taking up a hobby with increasing and maintaining … [Read more...] about Hobbies to Keep Your Brain Active During Retirement
The original Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a useful lens for deciding if early retirement is a means to an end or simply an escape hatch from stress. At this point, I'll take all the help I can get to figure this sh*t out. … [Read more...] about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Early Retirement Needs
"I can't retire. Not yet anyhow." A colleague fast approaching 65 shared that sentiment over beers about a year ago, long before COVID-19 put happy-hour on hold. The notion of being stuck in a cubicle (or, during a pandemic, … [Read more...] about A Few No-Nonsense Tips for Retiring Early
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 Retirement Time Management Ain’t Easy
While ambling along the path to near-retirement and dealing with all of the indecisions of late, another facet of personal finance emerges to dog me. Where should I put my money? Having paid off cars, a paid-off house, and no … [Read more...] about Where Should I Put My Money for Retirement?
This time of year is typically when the winter blues start to hit me. I've got too much to be grateful for to complain, but the slog of winter doesn't bring me a ton of joy. Some incredibly real and awful events happened to a … [Read more...] about Stuck at the Early Retirement Crossroads
Greetings happy readers! I'm excited to unveil my favorite crew for 2019. More names to etch on the trophy - yay! For 2019, I've opted to focus on bloggers who've been instrumental in bringing exposure to THIS blog. This … [Read more...] about Golden Nameplate Awards – The Class of 2019!
Earlier this year I had an opportunity to record a podcast about the alternatives to early retirement on the What's Up Next podcast. Part of why I published last week's monster post - a collection of past thoughts - was in … [Read more...] about Hear Cubert and Friends on the What’s Up Next? Podcast
It's been a bit of a slug-fest at work. These last few weeks have brought on a heavy dose of 11th-hour drama that's quite typical in the world of software delivery at large corporations. Sweating out another Sunday night has … [Read more...] about What Are the Alternatives to Retirement?
Hello dear readers! Today's post, How to Achieve a Debt-Free Retirement Lifestyle comes to us from a blogger friend, Bernz JP, the mastermind behind Moneylogue.com. Every once in a while, even us stalwart personal financial … [Read more...] about How to Achieve a Debt Free Retirement Lifestyle
SeasonalFIRE is simply ditching the cubicle for seasonal work. It's a different flavor of semi-retirement that allows you to work during the crummy weather months and enjoy free time during the rest of the year. I'm … [Read more...] about Seasonal Work Instead of Retirement?
Today's post is inspired by blogger SteveArk, who wrote up a nice piece about how inflation affects retirement planning. You need to figure this inflation beast out since a dollar today is not going to buy as much … [Read more...] about How Does Inflation Affect Retirement Planning?
Early retirement is now within reach. In less than a year I could pull the plug. But I need something to occupy my brain and keep productive. Is starting a business after retirement a good idea? I've got the raw materials … [Read more...] about Starting a Business After Retirement