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Behold, my fellow readers – my first installment of what I am calling the “State of Our Retirement” (SoOR) address, where I briefly give you fine people the low-down on what’s happening and where we are in our drive towards financial independence and retirement from full-time work. It has been an amazing year thus far, […]
Recently I stumbled upon a bit of an epiphany. The goal of financial independence and early retirement is not just about quitting work or hating your job. That part I already knew. It’s also not about finally sleeping in on a Monday morning or sitting on your front porch all day pissed off and with […]
Remember my retirement renaissance article that got picked up by Business Insider a few months ago? I wrote about how fascinating the comments get when early retirement goes mainstream, but even within the finance community, things aren’t always as encouraging as you might expect. For example, check out this forum post about that article over on […]
My wife and I are being stubborn – there is no way that we’re going to let market conditions this year (and the last half of 2015) effect our planned retirement target – end of 2016 for me and February of 2017 for my wife. But, we are also facing the cold hard facts: we probably won’t […]
A few weeks ago we received a comment to our September budget article from a young reader who was impressed with our plan of financial independence and early retirement, but quickly grew disappointed once she saw our relatively high income. It is true that my wife and I enjoy a fairly high level of income, […]
Here is a fun little problem that I never thought that we’d face just a couple years ago – our planned retirement date is so close, and my wife and I are so young, that it appears that my wife will be ineligible for Social Security, which she has judiciously funded for her entire working […]
In the first two parts of this article series, we discussed how your lifestyle affects your ability to retire early and examined a couple thought processes to help you make sense out of quitting the rat race and the financial considerations inherent in such a bold decision.  In the third and final post, I will talk […]
In the first post in this series, we discussed the essential elements of mastering your finances.  We briefly discussed the Trinity Study and the 4% safe withdrawal rate, and we took a hypothetical $800,000 investment portfolio and determined that withdrawing 6% every year leaves $48,000 to be spent.  In today’s post, let’s talk more about determining […]
Welcome to the “How to master your early retirement lifestyle” article series.  This series takes you on a relaxing walk through the key concepts of early retirement and how they relate to the way that you live your life.  These articles are meant to be easy to read, yet informative, without the more complex technical […]

Our Next Life series: Part 4 – Making the move!

Published September 11, 2015   Tags: ,

Oh crap, here we go.  By now, we should have our rental home sold.  Both my wife and I are nearing the end of our working careers.  It’s the fall of 2016 and everything is coming together.  Hopefully we’ve found our new home on wheels, detailed in Our Next Life part 3. The next step is […]