Tag: 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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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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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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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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Why I Probably Won’t Retire

Now I’m not looking to cause any trouble here with this post. I’ve just been contemplating this one lately. What first got me thinking more about retirement in a new light – was an article in US News & World, entitled, “11 Health Habits that Will Help You Live to 100“. Quite an interesting post …

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How You Can Retire a Millionaire

Recently I came upon an interview on KTVI – Fox2News out of St. Louis that caught my eye. It was on “how you can retire a millionaire” even in this economy. To many this is a far off reality, but for many who are diligent, start early, avoid debt, and methodically save then it is …

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Interview with Jacob at EarlyRetirementExtreme.com

Previously you’ve heard me mention about Jacob at EarlyRetirementExtreme.com (posts: Live like no one else – part 1 and Live like no one else – part 2) and how he became financially independent at 31 and retired extremely early at 33. He is a guy that is constantly challenging the norms of thinking and that is …

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Resources for Retiring Early

So you want to retire early? Do you have enough money saved? Have you reduced your expenses? What will it take? For most people it will take a lot of hard work, savings, elimination of debt, residual income, and minimizing expenses. If you are looking at retiring early here are a few blogs and forums I …

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