Reading Time: 4 Min We talk a lot about specific tactics to achieve our retirement dreams here, but the psychology around implementing those ideas is equally important. Doing something different is uncomfortable. Sometimes, it surpasses uncomfortable and gets to terrifying. We confront this feeling all along the way to financial independence. Drive used cars and
Reading Time: 5 Min I hear a lot from people who want to know how to pull the trigger on retirement. “Isn’t it hard to leave a steady paycheck?” they ask. Heck yeah, it’s hard. When I was stewing in the decision, I went looking for advice and discovered that I was not alone in
Reading Time: 8 Min In my last few years as Medium Cog 674 at a finance firm, I was part of the top 1% of income earners in both the US and in New York City. I am retired now, and I no longer qualify for that title. Does that sadden me? Not at all!
Reading Time: 2 Minutes I am reading an excellent book called Resilience by Eric Greitens. Greitens is a former Navy SEAL and navy officer and the book is a series of letters written to a friend who is struggling with life after military service. It is an excellent read which you should make time
Reading Time: 12 Minutes Owning a house is a central part of the American Dream. It is a bastion of security in a wild world to know your family will have a roof over its head no matter what may come. Somewhere along the way, though, particularly in the early retirement community, the
Reading Time: 6 Minutes In the last 15 years, the prevailing message we hear about work has changed drastically. The new message is that to live a happy life you must find a career that captures your passion. This is terrible advice! Let me tell you why. A Short History of Work
Reading Time: 6 Minutes In grade school, you went through a period in English class where you were taught to “compare and contrast” different things. That technique is an excellent one for learning and we were unconsciously taught that you can never compare and contrast enough. It was a marker of intelligence. But unlimited comparison