Category: Early Retirement

Being Efficient With the Small Things

Next weekend I’ll be running my sixth half marathon and my first one since hitting 40 years old. As I get older the miles feel harder and harder, but I continue to push on. I push on, because I know that if I stop and become sedentary, then it’ll be harder to gain back my …

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Does Retirement Give You All The Peace You Desire?

These past few weeks I’ve been having a lot of pressure with my job! So much so, that I’ve been having to work extra hours and get my projects done ahead of schedule. I normally put a lot of pressure on myself to perform at a higher level, but just in the last few months …

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Spreadsheeting Your Entire Life

I’ve got an addiction. An addiction that needs to be dealt with and some support group needs to be formed. Here is my addiction…I love utilizing spreadsheets! I do! I love them so much that I spreadsheet everything in my life. There. I did it. I admitted it. Step #1 on my way to recovery.  …

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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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