And so, it happened. Finally. Got a promotion. Yippee!! I am stoked. It feels good to be appreciated and acknowledged for all the hard work and persistence. Ironically, I fear that getting promoted complicates my early retirement plans. Sure, this promotion took longer than I'd have liked. I could've reached this level back in 2015, but I turned it down twice back then … [Read more...] about Getting Promoted Complicates Early Retirement Plans
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!
It's almost time to wrap-up another fun-filled year in this little corner of Blogtopia. There were plenty of New Year's resolutions not kept, but I managed to find other challenges (aka "experiments") to keep me, um, challenged. But let's not dwell on that stuff. Today it's time to celebrate some excellent writing and blog skills. With that, we usher in the 2018 Golden … [Read more...] about The 2018 Golden Nameplate Awards (Cubert’s Top FIRE Blogs)
The last four years have been long ones. Not bad. Just long. This journey started well before the blog did. Back in the fall of 2014 I was tired, stressed, and felt trapped in a career I had come to depend on for our livelihood. Let's distract ourselves and learn how to prepare for early retirement. Talk about first world problems, right? Luckily I came across some very good … [Read more...] about How to Prepare for Early Retirement
Had a bad Monday? You've come to the right place. Let's dive into the mechanics of how to semi retire and abandon your cubicle early. Now that we have FatFIRE, to go alongside LeanFIRE, we can add SemiFIRE to the lexicon. A semi-retired friend of mine, Uncle Daryl, inspired today's post. Daryl and I met over coffee last year, and he shared his career life-story. He's a … [Read more...] about How to Retire Early with SemiFIRE
I've been patiently biding my time, waiting for the snow to melt away and the temps to clear the 50F hurdle. Maybe I mentioned it before, but winter and I do not get along. A post from a while back probably gave me a brave face, but I'm not afraid to admit the truth now. Let's dive into my early retirement diary, volume 2: Early Retirement Extreme! What's in Cubert's … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Diary Volume 2