Reading Time: 10 Min When I was planning out my retirement, one of the things I was most curious about was what actual spending looked like post-career. I saw a lot of budgets that I knew wouldn’t fit our lifestyle, because we lived in a highly urban, very expensive city whereas many early retirees
Reading Time: 8 Min When my husband and I went house hunting this year, we visited over 50 properties. There was one particular Sunday when we had toured a single family home selling for over a million dollars. We left the open house with our heads bent deep in discussion. It was one of
Reading Time: 11 Min I’ve been retired for more than a year now. That feels weird to say. I spent years dreaming and and planning for the end goal, and it’s odd to realize I’m in the thick of it now. One of the biggest motivators for retiring early was the awareness I had
Reading Time: 5 Min They key to success is steady, consistent improvements, and I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to this month to reach your financial goals. Share your accomplishments and have a virtual drink to send off the month! Plus, a few of my favorite articles from around the web.
Reading Time: 3 Min The problem with lifestyle inflation is that it’s hard to see, even when you’re looking for it. The Lifestyle Inflation series gives us the chance to examine items we take for granted. Our first post was on home size; today, we’ll cover food portions. I ordered in today as
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: 7 Min It’s been a really interesting week for reader questions. Below we cover everything from how to vet a financial planner to social pressure to dollar cost averaging. Hope you enjoy. Choosing A Financial Planner Hello JP, I want you to know how much you inspire me! Also, I’ve been
Reading Time: 3 Min It’s the end of a long month. Before you hit the weekend, you deserve a virtual drink! The central tenet of this site is that if you show up and make steady, incremental improvements to your money system, you will find yourself decades ahead of your peers. I’m also a big
Reading Time: 5 Min We live in an age of incredible informational resources. If you want to learn about smart money management, there’s never been a better time. But very few people know how to get the most out of all the interesting bloggers, financial planners, investment forums, and other resources available to them.
Reading Time: 2 Min I’ve gotten an opportunity recently to work with a few fantastic publications on interviews about early retirement. If you’re interested in what we talked about, feel free to check them out below – the Forbes discussion is focused on investing while the Business Insider feature is centered on saving in a