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Whether you want to retire at 30, 40, 50, 60, financial planning is required to have an early retirement. These articles cover advice on how to make the early retirement dream a reality.

Early Retirement

10 Essential Reads to Become Financially Independent and Retire Early

10 essential FIRE reads for 2020

In this article, we cover 10 essential FIRE reads and book summaries for 2020. The ideas that originated the FIRE movement began with the 1992 book Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez and the 2010

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Meet Mark: A 60-Something FI Retiree

From time to time, we interview folks who are financially independent (FI) and owning their money. Today is an interview I did with my brother, who retired at 50 and is financially independent.  A 60-something retired conservation officer, Mark lives

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How to Plan for Retirement Like Clark Griswold

Every Christmas season my wife and I have series of movies that we pull out and watch between Thanksgiving and Christmas time. This past weekend we pulled out one of our classics, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation! If it isn’t part

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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

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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%

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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

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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

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Tax Tips for Withdrawing Retirement Funds Early

**This is a guest post from my (Charlie) mother-in-law, who has always given me great tips to lower my tax bill. Enjoy!** As a certified public accountant, one of my most frequently asked questions during the last year was “What

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