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Planning our retirement by the numbers

Published April 27, 2015   Tags:

If you have been a reader of Think Save Retire for any amount of time, you probably have a general idea of our plans for the future. Save, buy townhome in Sedona, pay off townhome in Sedona, move to Sedona, eventually buy our home in Sedona and rent out townhome to cover home costs. Live […]
Let’s face it – the large majority of Americans know how to retire young.  Most of us know that to retire significantly before our 60s, we must save our money rather than spend it.  Ultimately, it is the accumulation of wealth that enables us to quit our jobs and live out the rest of our […]
Financially speaking, there’s a whole lot of goodness that has gone down in our household over the past year.  I mean, seriously live-altering lifestyle changes that are preparing my wife and me to achieve financial independence and retire before I reach the ripe old age of 40 36. Gawd, am I actually 34 already?!? Things […]
It is no secret that the spending habits of traditional Americans are not all that pretty.  Way too many Americans find themselves in a position where retirement seems like a lofty goal only accessible by either the old or lucky, and that most people – including them – are “regular Americans” just trying to get […]
I started this blog as a way to keep myself honest and focused towards financial independence and early retirement.  Within these pages, I preach mercilessly about frugal non-ridiculous living, minimizing expenses and downsizing your stuff.  But yet, I somehow can’t help myself but completely support a woman’s lavish lifestyle on-board a luxury cruise liner. A […]
This web site is a lot of things, but it is definitely not a resource for learning how to “get rich quick”.  Why?  Not only is getting rich “quick” an idea that was generated purely for revenue by clever marketing geniuses at publishing factories, it also flies squarely against every principle that early retirement stands for.
Audio introduction There once was a dude from the southeast who thought that life could be broken down into a few simple constructs: get a job, buy stuff, retire and die.  Yep, that dude was me.  Early retirement?  Not in the cards.  401k retirement plan?  Sure, but only the minimum.  Retirement was the furthest thing […]
During my [now old] commute into work every morning, I rode by a Starbucks coffee shop whose drive-through line would not only wrap around the building itself, but out into the main road.  Every morning, drivers line up outside of Starbucks anxiously awaiting that $5 to $6 cup of coffee only to commute to an […]