What is GiveWell and why would it give a near-retired cubicle worker a reason to keep working? What if you were within a few years or even months of hitting an elusive early retirement goal, only to stumble upon a question … [Read more...] about Should I Keep Working in Order to “GiveWell”?
Early Retirement Planning
The ultimate collection of articles designed to motivate you to begin your early retirement journey today! Is stress pushing you to consider an early exit? What if you retire and find yourself bored off your rocker?
You will find a wealth of arguments for and against leaving the corporate cubicle slog here, including some tips on Geoarbitrage - where would you want to live in retirement?
We've heard the numbers – a lot. Inflation is running at about 7% – the highest rate in 40 years. "Transitory" was the word first used to describe it, but this past November, Fed. Chairman Jerome Powell stated, "I think … [Read more...] about The Impact of an Inflation Spike When Retirement Looms
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 riddle out. … [Read more...] about A Hierarchy of Retirement Needs (Maslow Revisited)
Over the years my job has fluctuated between periods of slowness and boredom and periods of mass hysteria and weekend-marathon testing calls. Part of what makes the field of software delivery so appealing is the decent pay. … [Read more...] about How to Slow Down If Early Retirement Isn’t in the Cards
"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 a happy hour on hold. The notion of being stuck in a cubicle (or, during a … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Tips to Reach the Finish Line
I'm not a financial expert. I've never worked in the banking, finance, or investment industry. I'm an arm-chair advice dispenser trying to keep money from being a source of worry in my life. This is an open letter to folks … [Read more...] about To Anyone Seeking Financial Independence
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 for retirement? Having paid off cars, a … [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 Retire or Not Retire? Stuck at the Crossroads
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 6 Proven Ways to Achieve a Debt Free Retirement