This post covers how we spread our risk with Vanguard VTSAX index funds and real estate. Today you'll come away with a bit more knowledge about the importance of asset diversification. How cool is that? I'm going to … [Read more...] about VTI and Real Estate: The Pillars of Our Portfolio
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?
I've complained a lot lately about the weather here in Minnesota. It's supposed to be spring, and the mid-April norms are the upper 50s. And yet, the blizzard whipping through outside is oblivious to these meteorological … [Read more...] about Geoarbitrage 101: Where Should You Live in Retirement?
I am a fraud. Why? I plan to work after I retire (early). Scandalous! How Do You Define Retirement? Does "Work" Factor in? If you believe any of the content in these pages, you know how much I despise cubicle … [Read more...] about How Do You Define Retirement? Is -Any- Work Allowed?
Some days you feel like you're stuck in the middle of a Tough Mudder. You feel like you're crawling through the mud and muck of your plan to retire early, virtually smelling the next guy's dirty socks, while trying to keep … [Read more...] about How Many Days Until I Retire? Can’t Come Soon Enough
Vacations are great to recharge the batteries (especially, my friends, those 10-day-plus vacations). I'm inspired to write about this particular topic, based on observations of my parents and in-laws. For aspiring … [Read more...] about Bored in Retirement? Why Keeping a Daily Routine Matters
Today's guest post comes to us from Jason at Winning Personal Finance. Jason has an admirable goal of helping every reader of his blog to make optimized decisions, so they can live the life they dream of. He believes that the … [Read more...] about Financial Independence or Early Retirement?
I'm going to fill you in on a retirement calculator I'm trying out called "OnTrajectory." It's a sophisticated simulator that takes a bunch of inputs and then shows you on a timeline where you'll wind up by age 90 (or … [Read more...] about OnTrajectory Review: A Worthy Early Retirement Calculator?
Ever since late 2014, when I started to formulate a plan to retire early, I pegged March 2020 as my exit stage left. I used to display a countdown widget on the blog's right nav bar (when it had a right nav bar) and it … [Read more...] about Crafting a Realistic Plan to Accelerate Early Retirement
Most of the advice you’ll find on blogs like this one comes from authors who have achieved higher than average incomes. In many cases, incomes before retirement are in the six figures (or more) and both partners are high … [Read more...] about Can I Retire Early Earning Less Than Six Figures?
The pursuit of early retirement due to stress is a topic near and dear to me. Why? Stress. Stress is a constant companion that even "happy" people suffer from. It can emerge from a variety of sources, including … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Due to Stress – Abandoned Cubicle