Reading Time: 7 Min I have been retired for over a year now. I absolutely love retirement – indeed, I’ve never been happier, and I often say that I’m living a version of my dream life. Nothing is perfect, though, and I thought I’d tell you about the dark side of early retirement. Prepare
Reading Time: 4 Min I’ve been doing a number of interviews lately, and when I talk about my path to early retirement, I almost always get some sort of comment about my “unparalleled focus and discipline.” Focus I’ll take. But disciplined? A lemming with Alzheimer’s probably has more discipline than I do.
Reading Time: 8 Min The great thing about being an adult is that you get to do whatever you want with your money. Blow it all on champagne and cars if you like, or save it for a rainy day. No big deal. Except it is a big deal if you’re planning to live
Reading Time: 4 Min I have gotten dozens of requests for book requests from Money Habit readers. The right book can be a real game-changer. So without further ado, here are my 9 favorite personal finance and career books. Book Recommendations Your Money Or Your Life – YMOYL was one of the
Reading Time: 2 Min Happy Friday! I’m breaking regularly scheduled programming to share this gem of internet glory. Truth: I sometimes feel like this when I’m tackling something new in money management and in life, and if you do, too, know that you’re in good company. Hopefully we can learn not to take the setbacks too
Reading Time: 3 Min One of the things I’ve noticed now that I’m retired is how often people humble-brag about how busy they are. Some people love the feeling of constant movement. For them, I totally get it. If you actually love that go-go-go lifestyle, then keep on keeping on. This is not
Reading Time: 6 Min I’ve gotten some interesting questions from readers, both through the Contact Me page and through the mega thread of topics you guys have suggested I cover (for those who have a burning topic suggestion, feel free to leave a note over here – I check it regularly for new post
Reading Time: 4 Min You may be wondering what sort of perfect money management system we’re trying to build with all this personal finance advice. What does it look like in its final incarnation? What will all that beauty and elegance look like combined into one perfectly engineered system? Your wait is at an
Reading Time: 4 Min We all want to look like the picture of confidence. We want to kick life’s butt and take names while doing it. The perfect spouse, the perfect home, the perfect group of equally badass friends (but you know, no one too noticeably more badass than us). When you wake up
Reading Time: 4 Min In a past life, I was the quintessential Type A Overachiever. I had goals for clubs and activities to get into a good college. I had goals for my net worth each year. And that attitude carried down into each day, where there were always items to complete. Get groceries.