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 earners. If you've ever wondered How to Retire Early on Less than Six Figures, look no further... It comes as less of a surprise when household earners … [Read more...] about How to Retire Early on Less Than Six Figures
The pursuit of early retirement due to stress is a topic near and dear to me. Stress is a constant companion that even "happy" people suffer from. It can emerge from a variety of sources, including relationships or even bad outcomes of football games. Then, there's workplace stress... Recently, after a period of relative calm in Cubicle Land, I was in a meeting with a … [Read more...] about Early Retirement Due to Stress?
A big chunk of our hard-earned money ends up in the greasy, grimy hands of plumbers, electricians, heating and air conditioning technicians, etc. Owning a house comes with maintenance costs that can amount to $4,000 or more per year. It's about time we focused on how to save money with some basic DIY plumbing skills! Save Money with DIY Plumbing and OTHER DIY … [Read more...] about Plumbing 101: How to Save BIG Money with DIY Skills
If early retirement is your goal, it’s awfully easy to get caught up in the journey and the anticipation of escaping a dreaded day job. Still, with an eye on both present and future, there's nothing wrong with daydreaming about your first day of retirement. Before setting an early retirement goal for myself, I hadn’t put much thought into what I’d do with my freedom at the … [Read more...] about What to Do on Your First Day of Retirement
So how do you keep a marriage strong while weathering the ups and downs of parenthood? I'm no expert, but I can tell you what we've learned over the last few years of raising our little tykes. The importance of date nights cannot be understated. Why? For one thing, finding the time to have healthy conversations with your spouse to bond and to simply “check-in”, is not … [Read more...] about Why Date Nights Are Important for Frugal Parents