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 Self Deprivation on the Journey to Early Retirement
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 Future
How about this, readers? Just in time for the holidays, a post about why a Disney film from 2018 got me so fired up. Let's hash out the reasons why Star Wars The Last Jedi sucks. And then, we'll predict whether J.J. Abrams can revitalize the flailing saga with December's Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker. From what I've heard, I'm already incredibly skeptical. The punchline is … [Read more...] about The Last Jedi Sucks? (Some Redemption After Rise of Skywalker)
Earlier this year I had an opportunity to record a podcast about the alternatives to early retirement on the What's Up Next podcast. Part of why I published last week's monster post - a collection of past thoughts - was in anticipation of this episode dropping on Monday. I was honored to be part of a panel that included Jessica (of The Fioneers), Lynn Marie Morski (Quit … [Read more...] about Hear Cubert and Friends on the What’s Up Next? Podcast