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 friend of mine this past week. Time to show some strength for him and his family. The struggle of life smacks us right upside the head, and often when we … [Read more...] about Stuck at the Early Retirement Crossroads
Eventually, it'll happen. Your home or the home of someone you know will get broken into. There's never an ideal time for this. Just last week one of my tenants was burgled, on Christmas Eve no less. The nerve of these jerks! If you're curious how to protect your home from burglary, read on... Good thing we (the landlords) were in town for the holidays. When I heard from my … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Home From Burglary
The headlines are catchy. Some 20-something out there worked hard for 5 years to save $500,000 so he or she could retire early before 30. A noble, Instagram-worthy pursuit to be sure, but with it comes a brutal stretch of self-deprivation. Starbucks suddenly becomes a no-no. Getting around in a car is a sin. You might even have to give up your gym membership. Damn. I'll be … [Read more...] about Is Self Deprivation Keeping You From Enjoying the Journey?
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 year's Golden Nameplate is a "Thank You" to five fantastic writers who've established a consistently strong following. Without further adieu, here's our … [Read more...] about Golden Nameplate Awards – The Class of 2019!
I've got a new boss and it's not working out the way I'd hoped. This post tackles a serious career future indecision as early retirement lurks just around the corner. After several years of working for incredible humans, you wind up with someone who just plain isn't a good fit for your style and presto! Plans go haywire... The original Abandoned Cubicle target to retire … [Read more...] about Middle Manager Seeks Help with Career Indecision