Category: Early Retirement

What Would Your Ideal Retirement Look Like?

Big pie in the sky question for you today. What does retirement look like for you? Maybe you are sitting here reading this blog post at 25 years old and $45,000 in college student loans, and you just put 0% down on a $250,000 house and you are thinking retirement is a far off dream. …

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Passive Income Streams: Oct 2016 Report

Boom! Drop the mic! My mortgage payoff is getting real. Real to the tune of accelerated payoff! Wow! Scary times! Scary to think that my reality of being debt free is happening with a little hard work and planning. I feel like the story I’m living of becoming debt free isn’t any different than anyone else’s. …

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What to Do With a Gold Inheritance?

Last week, Laura commented on my monthly income report and was interested in what I was doing with selling gold/silver coins. She had mentioned that she received an inheritance of gold coins, and what she should do with them. To be completely honest with you, my view of gold has significantly changed since I watched …

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Multiple Income Streams: Five Easy Steps to Map Out Your Money Flow

Merry Christmas to all of our thrifty readers! The chill of winter is upon us, and it makes the motivation to go outside less than appealing!  With that said, it has me thinking a lot about my passive income streams. Thinking about, if I’m concentrating on developing my passive income streams, then I’d like to …

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Holy Crap! I’m Going to Run Out of Money!

Are you in retirement, and have come to one of these self realization moments where you suddenly realize that you’ll more than likely run out of money before you die? Or have you had a nightmare where your portfolio manager tells you that you will more than likely outlive your nest egg? It’s at that …

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How to Negotiate for More Vacation Time

In starting any new job, most people are worried about one thing. MONEY! In the my mind, Rod Stillwell’s request of Jerry Maguire is what I usually want to ask the hiring manager, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!” In all the commotion of deciding to switch jobs often the other benefits are forgotten about. One of …

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Early Retirement – It’s All in the Numbers

There’s so much press devoted to the idea of early retirement, but is it even really possible for the average person? The answer to that is almost certainly yes, but it’s all in the numbers. As in, you have to get the numbers right in order to have any hope of it working out. Saving …

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How to Create Your Own Pension

Gone are the years of the traditional pensions and 30+ years with one company. Today, people need to be much more reliant on their own means of saving, investing, and planning. It’s definitely a hard task when there is so much data out there, so many “wants” eating at your ability to save, and most …

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Should I Cash In My Pension?

About two months ago I got an unexpected “time sensitive” letter from my former employer notifying me that they were offering me an early buyout of my pension. You see I’d left my former employer after 11.5 years of employment and had accumulated a pretty good nest egg pension. In my mind I considered this …

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Review of Vanguard’s Managed Payout Funds

Are you looking for an investment that will pay you out monthly for your investment? Recently, when I was looking into annuities I came upon Vanguard’s Managed Payout Fund’s. In looking I couldn’t find any annuities that would continue to payout after the initial investment except an managed fund like Vanguard’s. For an initial investment …

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