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
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?
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!
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?
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 Inflation Spike Impact on Retirement Plans
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 … [Read more...] about Getting a Grip on Your Retirement Needs
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 … [Read more...] about How to Slow Down (When 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?