Reading Time: 3 Min A graphic showing both the official and average retirement age in countries around the world. Sneak Peek: The US compares poorly. You may want to find a different group to use for comparison. I came across an intriguing graphic which compiles both the official retirement ages as supported by
What It Is Like To Be Retired
Reading Time: 4 Min The latest in the What It’s Like To Be Retired series, chronicling day to day life as an early retiree. How pregnancy has ushered in a new chapter to retirement life (the good, the bad, and the Cheerios). When I retired over a year ago, I had plenty 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: 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 When I was working, I thought I had a lot more personal choice than I actually did. The CEO’s of multi-million dollar companies wanted to talk to me! They were rearranging their schedules to meet me in airports and at major conferences. Private drivers were rolling up to my door to
Credit: Jeff Kober Reading Time: 2 Min One of the biggest drawbacks of living in the city is dealing with its crowdedness. But there’s good news: in retirement, you get to skip all the lines! My view of New York City has changed entirely now that I am retired. Put simply, NYC from 9 am
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.
Reading Time: 6 Min The hard work we are putting in this year has a goal: to get us closer to the freedom of financial independence. So what exactly does that freedom look and feel like? This was a question I asked myself at the two year countdown to my retirement. I could envision what I
Reading Time: 3 Min A lot of people ask me how I spend my days, and I struggle to answer. When I say I wake up late, spend time outdoors, surf the web, and spend time with friends, they think I’m being deliberately vague. I’ve decided to just mark up a calendar so they
Reading Time: 1 Min I woke up at 3pm today. I would like to say that that is a very unique occurrence, but since I’ve retired it’s been a semi-frequent event. The nice thing about being retired is that it takes what is usually a bad choice with negative consequences and completely neutralizes it.